Deaths, May - August, 1902
Thursday, May 1, 1902
SAMUEL - Died at 298 Stanley street, Monday, on Wednesday 30th April, 1902, Agnes Riddel, widow of the late James Samuel, and mother of R. Riddel Samuel.
The remains of the late Mrs. Jas. Samuel, formerly of this city, who died in Montreal, will arrive here at 8:15 tomorrow morning, and the funeral will take place at that hour from the Stuart street station.
McBEAN - On Tuesday, April 29, at 136 Dundurn street, John McBean, in his 77th year. Funeral private, on Friday at 3 p.m.
Friday, May 2 1902
PHILLIPS - In this city, on May 1, Marques Soveline, infant son of Edward and Bella Phillips, aged 5 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. from parents’ residence, 253 Garth street, corner of Hannah, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
MURRAY - The funeral of the late Robert Murray, express manager who was killed in the railway accident Tuesday evening, took place this afternoon from the undertaking establishment of J.M. Robinson & company, King street west. This funeral was very largely attended, the members of Loyal Advance lodge C.O.O.F. and Court Lindley, C.O.F. attending in a body. Three member of each of the orders acted as pallbearers. The religious services were conducted by Rev. T.J. Atkins.
On the casket were two beautiful floral tributes - one spray from J.H. Sparling, Toronto, superintendent of the Canadian Express company, and the other a wreath from the company’s local employees.
FINNEY (Midland, Ontario) April 30 - The mystery surrounding the disappearance of James Finney, who has been missing since last winter, was solved today, when his body was found floating in the bay. Finney, who was employed at the Canada Iron Furnace company’s works, started, it is supposed, to cross the ice to the company’s works in the night, and was never afterwards seen alive. He leaves a widow and three children.
ECCLESTONE - A.G. Ecclestone, a Toronto real estate dealer, died at his home in Parkdale yesterday aged 69.
Friday, May 2, 1902
COTTRELL - In this city, on Friday May 2, 1902, Samuel Cottrell, a native of Cheshire, England. Funeral from his late residence 115, Robinson street on Sunday. (Private)
Samuel Cottrell, for the past four years janitor of the Spectator building, dropped dead today at his home, Robinson street. He had been ill for several months, and on the advice of his physicians resigned his position on May 1, and his family moved out of the Spectator building this morning. The deceased was removed to new home on Robinson street in a hack, just as he was getting out of the hack he collapsed and died before medical aid could be summoned.
He is survived by a widow, two daughters, - Mrs. David Maddocks, and Miss Mabel Cottrell - and one son - W.Cottrell, fireman at the asylum. A large circle of friends will deeply regret his sudden taking away.
PHILLIPS - In this city on May 1, Marquis Soveline, infant son of Edward and Bella Phillips, aged 5 months. Funeral Friday 2 p.m. from parents’ residence, 253 Garth street, corner of Hannah, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
FOSTER - Edward Lafferty Foster died yesterday at his home, 187 King street east. He was 66 years of age, and came here from Millgrove a few years ago. He had been ailing for about a year, and during the last few months had been unable to do any work. The funeral will take place to Millgrove Sunday afternoon.
HORLAND (Kingston, Ontario) May 1 - The funeral of Beatrice Horland, the girl who was accidentally shot by young Eric Sharpe, took place today, and was largely attended. The coffin was covered with flowers, among them being a bunch of wild flowers which a boy’s school mate had brought to the school to present on the day she was shot.
HEARLE (Beamsville) May 2 - On Wednesday afternoon there passed away an old and respected villager in the person of Wm. Hearle. The deceased had reached the ripe age of 75 years, 50 of which were spent in an active business career in this place. Comparatively few men leave behind them a record of as pure and sterling honesty and straight dealing as the deceased. Mr. Hearle learned his trade of tinsmith in Brantford, worked a short time with the late D. Moore in Hamilton, and finally settled down in Beamsville, where over 50 years ago he entered into partnership with the late John Osborne. After a time, buying the latter out, he carried on the business himself. He was well-known throughout nearly every part of the county. He took an active in his younger days in the affairs of the village, and a deep interest in the education of the youth. At the time of his death and for a number of years previous, he held the position of high school trustee. His wife died 26 years ago. He leaves one son and three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind indulgent parent -William A. of Hamilton; Mrs. Parkins, Beamsville, Mrs. Russ, Woodstock, and Miss Emma at home. He was a consistent member of the Anglican church, and a thorough-going Conservative. His remains will be interred with Independent Order of Foresters Honours on Sunday afternoon.
NEFF (Troy) May 2 - Samuel Neff took a dose of carbolic acid in mistake for medicine on Tuesday. Doctors Addison and Barber were in attendance in a short time and did all that was possible to save his life, but he died on Thursday. He was 83 years of age, being one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Beverly. He leaves a wife, three sons, and one daughter. The sons are Hon. John Neff, and Oliver Neff, of Moosomin, Assa. and Charlie in South Africa with the Second Canadian Mounted Rifles. The daughter is Mrs. Nat Sager, of Brantford.
SAMUEL - The funeral of Mrs. Samuel, formerly of this city, took place this morning. The remains reached the Grand Trunk railway at 8:30 a.m. The pallbearers were old friends of the deceased, Adam Brown, George A. Young, M. Leggat, John Knox, and Alex Turner. The mourners were the two sons of the deceased, also Richard White, of Montreal, and Dr. Metherell, of Burlington, brothers-in-law. Rev. Dr. Fletcher officiated at the grave.
Saturday, May 3, 1902
SKIMIN - At his late residence, 26 Bay street south, on Friday, May 2, 1902, James Skimin, in his 65th year. Funeral private. Kindly omit flowers.
COTTRELL - In this city, on Friday, May 2, 1902, Samuel Cottrell, a native of Cheshire, England. Funeral from his late residence, 115 Robinson street on Sunday. (Private).
CLOUGHLEY - At his late residence, 230 Erie street, on Friday, May 2, 1902, William Francis Cloughley, aged 35 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 2 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
The death of William Francis Cloughley, which took place yesterday at his residence, 23 Earl street, was a great shock to his relatives and friends. He had been ill for only two weeks, suffering from pneumonia, but was believed his illness would not prove fatal. The deceased was born in County Armagh, Ireland, 35 years ago. For nine years he was employed as a section man on the G.T.R. at Stony Creek. Two years ago he removed to the city, and got work at the smelting works. He was a hard working and industrious citizen and his death is deeply regretted. He leaves a widow and three children, and three brothers - John, and David Cloughley, of this city, and Andrew Cloughley of Burgersville, Oxford county.
FOSTER - At his late residence, 187 King street east, on Thursday, May 1, 1902, Edward Lafferty Foster, aged 66 years. Funeral services will be held from above address on Sunday at 1:00 o’clock, thence to Millgrove church for burial service. Friends and members of A.O.U.W. will please accept this intimation.
E.L. Foster, an esteemed and highly respected resident also a kind husband, and father, died on Thursday night after a short illness. He was a member of the Concord lodge, A.O.U.W., and took a great interest in its work. The funeral will take place from 137 King street east, on Sunday at 1:00 o’clock, and the interment will be at Millgrove.
FYSHE (Toronto) May 3 - Mrs. Fyshe, wife of Thomas Fyshe, of Montreal, general manager of the Merchants bank, died quite suddenly yesterday afternoon at the residence of H.C. McLeod, 130 St. George street.
Mrs. Fyshe and her daughter arrived in Toronto on Saturday last on a visit to Mr. McLeod. Mrs. Fyshe shortly after her arrival and was unable to accompany her daughter to Massey Hall Monday evening, where she acted as accompanist for Watkin Mills.
Mrs. Fyshe’s condition gradually grew worse. About 2:30 yesterday afternoon, she became delirious, and at 3:30 p.m. death put a period to her sufferings. Mrs. Fyshe was the daughter of the well-known authoress, Mrs. A.H. Leoneons. Mrs. Fyshe leaves a husband, three sons and three daughters. The remains will be sent to Montreal today.
GOING - Shirley Going, a Kingston hay dealer, was found dead in bed yesterday morning.
STAUNTON - M. Staunton, president of the well-known wall paper firm of Staunton’s Limited Toronto, died yesterday. Mr. Staunton was 64 years of age.
STACEY, LAWSON - The deaths are announced of John Stacey, Kingston, aged 80 years, an ex-policeman and Joseph Lawson, Edinburgh, aged 86 years, a farmer. Seven sons, all grown to manhood, attended the funeral.
RAMSEY (Dunnville) - On Thursday evening at 10:00 o’clock, a very sad death occurred in town in the person of Harry Ramsey, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Ramsey, of this place. The deceased had returned home two weeks before from Welland, where he had held a position in a bank at that place for some time, to attend the at-home given by Mrs. Conolly here. The next morning he was taken ill. The doctor was called in but nothing serious seemed to develop. He seemed none the worse on Thursday, and while sitting a chair fainted, and before the doctor could be summoned, a spark of life had fled. The whole family have the sympathy of the community, in this their sudden bereavement.
Monday, May 5, 1902
HODD - At her late residence, 85 Tisdale street on Sunday May 4, 1902, Elizabeth Hodd, in her 73rd year. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. Private. Kindly omit flowers.
GROSSMAN - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Schwartz, 98 Catharine street north, on Monday, 5th April, 1902, Elizabeth, relict of the late Peter Grossman, in her 83rd year. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Elizabeth Grossman, widow of the late Peter Grossman, died about 3:00 o’clock this morning, after an illness of about six weeks, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Schwartz, 98 Catharine street north. She was 83 years of age.
The deceased leaves two sons, Augustus, and Julius, besides Mrs. Schwartz. Her husband died nearly a year ago on May 15th. She was a most estimable lady.
The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon, at 3:30.
SWEATMAN (Toronto, Ontario) May 5 - Arthur Sweatman, son of Bishop Sweatman of this city, was instantly killed at the entrance to High Park, near Mimico, by the fast train from the west due here at 12:25 today. Mr. Sweatman, was about 30 years old, had just come home from California where he had been ranching. He was seen to walk out from the park entrance and deliberately throw himself in front of the quickly-moving train. It is said that a note was found pinned to Sweatman’s clothing avowing his intention to commit suicide. Bishop Sweatman is out of the city at present holding a confirmation service at Erinsville.
FITZPATRICK (Pembroke, Ontario) May 5 - John Fitzpatrick, his wife, and his two sisters, Minnie and Fannie, were crossing the Ottawa river in a rowboat, from Allumette Island to Westmeath yesterday, and were near Paquette rapids, and about 10 feet from the Westmeath shore, when Mrs. Fitzpatrick became frightened and jumped out of the boat. Her husband followed to save her, and the two reached shore safely.
In the meantime the boat with the two girls drifted out into the rapids and upset, and both occupants were drowned. Their bodies have not yet been recovered. The girls were daughters of Thomas Fitzpatrick and aged about 22, and 17, years respectively.
FOSTER - The remains of the late Edward L. Foster were interred in the Millgrove cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place at one o’clock from his late residence, 187 King street east. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.E. Hockey. The members of Concord lodge, A.O.U.W., had charge of the funeral, and six members of the lodge acted as pallbearers. Service was held in the Millgrove Methodist church, Rev. J. Kelly officiating. The high esteem in which deceased was held was shown by the large number of floral tributes that surrounded the casket.
LANGFORD - William Langford, youngest son of Rev. Doctor Langford, of Owen Sound, died at his father’s home Sunday. He had been in a decline for twelve years. His age was 31.
SKIMIN - The remains of the late James Skimin, father of Doctor Nellie Skimin, and Doctor Alice McGillivray, were interred yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place from his late residence, 20 Bay street south. Rev. Neil A. Leckie was the officiating clergyman. The deceased was for many years in the Foundry business here, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
BEGLEY - Michael Begley, an old resident of Hamilton died last evening. He was 71 years of age. For a number of years he was employed as constable at the Stuart street station.
CLOUGHLEY - The funeral of the late Wm. Cloughley took place yesterday from his late residence 23 Earl street, and was very largely attended. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. C.L. Bowlby.
HULL - Mrs. Charles Hull passed away Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph’s hospital after a lingering illness. The funeral took place this morning from her residence, Burlington street, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, at 9:00 o’clock. Rev. Father Holden officiated at the church and Father Donovan at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Tuesday, May 6, 1902
GROSSMAN - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Schwartz, 98 Catharine street north, on Monday 5th May, 1902, Elizabeth relict of the late Peter Grossman, in her 83rd year. Funeral from above address on Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
EDGECOMB - On Tuesday, 6th May, 1902, from result of injury at G.T.R. Stuart street station, James Edgecomb, son of the late O.W. Edgecomb, aged 37 years. Funeral from the family residence 328 Barton street, Wednesday at 2 p.m. (Private).
A fatal accident occurred at the Stuart street station on the arrival of the Buffalo express at 12:30 this morning. One of the passengers is James Edgecomb whose sisters reside at 328 Barton street east. For some time he had been following his profession as an artist in Buffalo, but was away from that city for a few weeks, returning to it only yesterday. On Sunday, April 13, his mother died suddenly, and the family, not knowing that he was away from Buffalo, wrote him stating that the funeral would take place Tuesday. When Mr. Edgecomb returned to his studio yesterday, he found the letter, and not noticing the date thought it was today that his mother was to be buried, and came to Hamilton with the intention of being present at the funeral. Before the train stopped at the station, he jumped off. He missed his footing and fell under the wheels. Both his legs were cut off above the knee. The injured man was carried into the baggage room and everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings. The ambulance was telephoned for and he was removed with all haste to the City hospital, where all that medical aid could do was done to save his life. But he died about four o’clock this morning.
The unfortunate man was conscious up to the time of his death, and talked freely about the accident. He explained his reasons for coming to Hamilton, and stated that no person but himself was responsible for the accident.
Coroner White was called in this morning and at first thought it would be advisable to hold an inquest, but after consulting with the members of the family all of whom were satisfied that death was purely accidental he came to the conclusion that an inquest was unnecessary and withdrew the precept. The remains were removed to Blachford’s & Sons undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial.
The late James Edgecomb was born in Hamilton 37 years ago, and resided here until a few years ago. He leaves five sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. Burton Smith, and Mrs. Holmes, Dundas, Mrs. Schultz, city, Edward, Orlando, Miss Edgecomb, and Miss Carrie Edgecomb at home.
SHAFER - At Ottawa, May 4, Miss Lily Shafer. Funeral from her father’s house at Renforth, Wednesday, 7th, at 2 p.m. to the white brick church at Ancaster. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend.
LAWSON - At his late residence, 138 Peter street, Hamilton, on Monday, May 5, 1902, Basil F. Lawson, aged 45 years. Funeral from above address, on Thursday, the 8th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
DENNE (Peterboro) May 6 - Henry Denne, father of Mayor Denne died this morning after an illness of some months duration. Mr. Denne had been a long time resident of Peterboro and was a member of the town council for years. He was a long time largely engaged in the flour and milling business.
BURNETT (St. Catharines, Ontario) May 5 - Gilbert W. Burnett is lying in the hospital here suffering from lockjaw, and with no hope of recovery. Last week he stepped on a rusty nail which pierced his foot. The wound was dressed and rapidly healed, but Saturday it started to trouble him again, and Sunday lockjaw set in.
PACKERT - One of the first settlers of Stratford passed away Monday night at the age of 80, in the person of Edward A. Packert.
BELTON (St. Catharines, Ontario) May 5 - William Belton Jr., a teamster is missing from his home. He was last seen on Friday night. On Sunday morning his hat was found in the canal, and it is feared he had fallen and been drowned while crossing one of the locks or bridges on his way home.
LAWSON - Basil F. Lawson, a well-known resident died rather unexpectedly last evening at his residence, 138 Peter street. He had been ill from pneumonia for some time, but the end was not expected. He leaves a widow and grown up family.
Wednesday, May 7, 1902
LAWSON - At his late residence, 138 Peter street, Hamilton, on Monday, May 5, 1902, Basil F. Lawson, aged 45 years. Funeral from above address on Thursday, the 8th instant, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SNOWDON - In this city, on Monday, May 5, 1902, Jane Vest, relict of the late Thomas Snowdon, aged 74 years. Funeral from her late residence, 572 James street north, on Thursday, at 11 a.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
BROWN - At Dundas, on Tuesday evening, May 6th, 1902, John Brown, a native of Warwickshire, England, in his 89th year. Funeral from his late residence, King street east, Dundas, on Friday morning, at 8:30 o’clock. to St. Augustine church, thence to the R.C. Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
HASTINGS (Kingston, Ontario) May 6 - John Hastings, a-seven-year-old-lad, was drowned at noon today in a small bay at the back of the Kingston and Pembroke roundhouse. He was running over logs and slipped in. His companions ran home to tell about lad’s mishap, and it was then too late to rescue him. The lad was the son of a widow, and had been truant. His father drowned three years earlier at Alexandria bay, N.Y.
WILKEN (Elmwood, Ontario) May 6 - A retired farmer by the name of Chas. Wilken, living in the township of Brant, county of Bruce, near the village of Elmwood, was instantly killed through his team running away, the horses being scared by a hand car.
PORTER (Oakville, Ontario) May 6 - Doctor Porter, of North Bay, a patient at the sanatarium, was accidentally drowned today while bathing off the sanatarium pier. It is supposed he took cramps and before assistance reached him he sank.
Doctor Porter had been accustomed to taking cold water baths daily.
Doctor Porter was a brother-in-law of T. Clappison of this city.
GROSSMAN - The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Grossman’s funeral took place this afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Schwarz, 98 Catharine street north, and was largely attended. The officiating clergyman at the house and grave was Rev. Emil Hoffmann, of the German Lutheran church. The pallbearers were: Augustus and Julius Grossman, Louis and Emil Schwarz. William Bartmann, and Mr. Zoegher.
EDGECOMB - The funeral of the late James Edgecomb, which was of a private character, took place this afternoon from the family residence, 328 Barton street east. Rev. Father Whitcombe conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were: Messrs Bothier, McKenna, Clark, Dale, Daly, and Mutters.
WANLESS - William Wanless, one of London’s best known and most popular young men is dead, aged 41.
BURNETT - Gilbert Burnett, a prominent young man of St. Catharines, died yesterday in the hospital of lockjaw.
LEE - Mrs. George Lee, of Guelph, died from the effects of injuries sustained by her clothing taking fire on Friday, April 23. Deceased was about 60 years old.
HALL - Aaron W. Hall, aged 70, a Kingston sewing machine agent, was suddenly attacked with heart failure yesterday, and before medical aid could be secured he passed away.
Thursday, May 8, 1902
ROBERTSON - In this city, on May 7, 1902, Archibald Robertson, aged 60 years. Funeral Friday afternoon 3:30 (private), from his daughter’s residence, Mrs. Deutecher, 281 Murray street east, to Hamilton cemetery.
HAGERTY (Brantford) May 7 - A sudden, and in some respects mysterious, death occurred this morning at the Pratt & Letchmorthy Malleable Iron works, Hugh Hagerty, 32 years of age, was employed at the night shift, and at 2:00 o’clock this morning was apparently in good health working in a room beside a companion. The latter left, and when he returned in a few minutes he found Hagerty lying on the floor quite dead.
There was an electric light just above his head, and one theory is that in some way he received a shock. The coroner was notified an investigation has commenced.
Deceased was married only a week ago to a Brantford young lady and a widow is prostrated.
ARCHER (St. Thomas) May 7 - A fatal accident occurred at Newbury yesterday afternoon, by which Morley Archer lost his life. The frame of a grist mill for Joseph Hetherington was being raised, and Mr. Archer was one of the men who was assisted. The chain holding the bottom of the bent broke and it fell, crushing Mr. Archer to death. Two doctors were at once summoned but life was extinct before they arrived. The unfortunate man was married, and leaves a widow and three children.
HOFFMANN, MAY (Toronto) May 8 - Franz Hoffmann, of 12 Wyatt avenue, who was so terribly scalded by boiling beer at the Reinhardt Brewery on Monday, and John May, of 443 Front street east, who was burned at the A.R. Williams Foundry while spreading some coal tar on the inside of a boiler, both died from their injuries yesterday.
FOWLER - Mrs. Fowler, of St. Thomas, at 7:00 o’clock Tuesday night was well. Shortly after she was found dead in her chair. She was 64.
BURKE - On Saturday last a woman, 74 years of age, wandered into a house at Welcome, near Port Hope. She died Tuesday. It was learned later that she was Miss Anna Burke of Hamilton township.
FORESTER - Mrs. Forester, wife of Major William Forester of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Toronto, died yesterday of typhoid fever. She was first taken ill about ten days ago. Yesterday afternoon she was reported to be decidedly better, but her husband received an urgent call to the hospital about 1:00 o’clock last night, and she expired shortly afterwards.
MURRAY - The inquest into the death of Robert Murray, Canadian Express company messenger on Tuesday evening last week, was concluded last evening in the police court room before Coroner Balfe. The inquiry was adjourned from Monday evening to hear the evidence of two Grand Trunk watchman in regard to the long distance semaphore east of the scene of the accident.
The men called were James Patterson watchman at the Wellington street crossing, and Patrick O’Neil, at the Wentworth street crossing.
Both men were positive the semaphore at Victoria avenue was up. They swore they saw the special train approaching, when it was passing the jockey club grounds and they looked up to see how the semaphore was. They found it up and against the special.
The jurors considered their verdict about ten minutes and agreed on the following: “The late Robert Murray came to his death by neglect of the crew on the special not taking notice of the long-distance semaphore, which, according to the evidence, was against them.
LAWSON - The remains of the late Basil F. Lawson were laid in their last resting place this afternoon. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Martin, of Erskine Presbyterian church, of which he was a very prominent member. Mr. Lawson was employed by the Middleton Granite works and his ever-cheerful face will be greatly missed. The high love and esteem in which he was held was shown by the numerous beautiful tributes. He leaves a sorrowing widow and a family of four - Maggie, Frank, George, and Edith - aged 19, 17, 13, and 8 respectively.
SHAFER (Southcote) - Miss Tillie Shafer died in Ottawa on Monday. She underwent an operation and never fully recovered.
WOOD (Woodstock, Ont.) May 7 - Thomas Wood, aged about 50 years, shot himself through the head at his home on Waterloo street tonight. Wood was a stoker in the Anderson works, and had latterly been mentally unbalanced, the result of an attack of fever.
During the afternoon he warned his wife that she would be a widow before eight o’clock in the evening. At six o’clock his wife heard a shot, and going to his room found her husband’s body barring the door. He was instantly killed. He leaves a widow and six children.
O’DONNELL - Mrs. O’Donnell, mother of Patrick O’Donnell, baggage man at the King street station passed away today at her residence, 124 Cathcart street. She was 90 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for a long time.
BROWN (Dundas) May 8 - Dundas lost another greatly esteemed old resident by the decease of John Brown, King street east. He was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1813, and after he married he lived for many years in Warrington, Lancashire, England, where he is still remembered for his beautiful tenor voice. He came to Dundas in 1872, and though living a quiet life had made a host of friends who grieve with the family in their sad loss. He was a faithful member of St. Augustine’s church, and up to a comparatively short time before his death, attended the services regularly, although almost too weak to walk from his residence to the church. He leaves a widow and nine children: Joseph Brown, Dundas, George Brown, London, Eng., Charles Brown, Beauharnois, Que. Mrs. Hall, Birmingham, Eng., Mrs. Monk, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Bethell, Montreal, Mrs. Byrne, and Mrs. Colgan, Hamilton, Miss Brown, Dundas, and 38 grandchildren, and 23 great- grand children.
The funeral will be held tomorrow Friday morning to the R.C. Cemetery.
Friday, May 9, 1902
KING (Hastings, Ont.) - Richard King, a farmer of Percy township, was accidentally drowned here late last night. King had been running a engine which was being used to pump our the locks where new gates are being put in. Nobody saw the accident, but it is supposed the man fell from a high plank from walking across to the dredge Trent, on board of which he slept. The body was found. King leaves a wife and family .
ADDY (St. Catharines, Ontario) May 9 - About 4 o’clock this afternoon a man named Robert Addy, about 22 years old, entered a yard in the rear of the Central drugstore, corner St. Paul, and Queen streets, and drawing a revolver, shot himself through the heart. Death was instantaneous. The revolver, which was a 32 caliber bulldog weapon, was found along side of him, and had been bought but a short time before the deed was committed. The young man had not been regarded as perfectly sane for some time, and was noted for his eccentricities.
MEEHAN (Ottawa) May 9 - The Governor General has been notified by cable from the casualty department that Charles W. Meehan, South African constabulary had died at Vet River of enteric fever. His next of kin is Mrs. Mary Meehan, St. Mary’s Ontario.
REID (Marshville, Ontario) May 9 - The body of a man, about 26 years of age, was found last night, in a creek near here, which acts as a feeder to the Welland Canal. From papers found on the remains, it was learned that the man’s name was W.S. Reid, who had been employed as a dry goods clerk in a Hamilton store and whose father resided at No. 9 Grove street, Hamilton. Coroner Hopkins communicated with police authorities in Hamilton by telegraph, and received instructions to forward the remains there for internment there. Exactly how that the deceased came to his death will probably never be known, but no marks of violence are to be seen on the body, and it is supposed that Reid, being unacquainted with the locality, wandered into the water in the darkness, and was drowned.
Saturday, May 10, 1902
REID - At Marshville, on May 8, 1902, William Smith Reid, aged 30 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 2 p.m. from the parlours of J.H. Robinson & Co., 33 King street west. (Private)
The remains of the late W.S. Reid, the Hamilton who was drowned at Marshville, have not yet arrived here. The Marshville authorities were not satisfied with the identification, and word was sent to deceased’s friends here that unless some person went to Marshville to identify the body, it would be sent to the Medical school at Toronto. J.H.Robinson left this morning for Marshville and will bring the body here to-night. The inquest which was opened yesterday was adjourned until noon to-day.
MACDONALD - At her late residence, 31 Robinson street, on Saturday, May 10, 1902, Elizabeth C. Macdonald, relict of the late Dr. Charles Macdonald, U.S. consul at Hamilton. Funeral on Monday at 5 p.m. to T.H. & B station. Internment at Boston.
Elizabeth C. Macdonald died at her home in this city this morning, her brother and his wife from Massachusetts being with her in the closing hours of her life. Services will be held at her late residence, 31 Robinson street, on Monday afternoon, at five o’clock, and the remains will be taken to Boston on the 6:15 train the same evening, to be buried by the side of the doctor, Charles Macdonald.
VOGT - There died at Elmira, Ont., on Friday morning of last week, George Vogt, one of the oldest residents of the town at the advanced age of 82 years. The deceased was a native of Overkirch, Grand Duchy of Baden, but had for 60 years been a resident of Canada, and was one of the pioneer organ builders of the province, being a member of the firm of Vogt & Hager, who manufactured pipe organs in Hamilton as long ago as from 1850 to 1860.
The deceased, who had been living in retirement for a number of years, leaves a widow and eight children among the latter being A.S. Vogt, of Toronto.
BELL (Toronto) May 10 - The body of John Rowland Bell, a machinist, employed by the Massey-Harris company, was found early yesterday morning on the south beach of the island, below Turner’s baths. The body was first noticed from an upstairs window of the City hall cottage, and R.A.Langlois went down to investigate. He notified Island Constable Stevenson, who brought he remains to the foot of Bathhurst street. From there the body was removed to the morgue in the patrol wagon by Policemen McKee and Stewart. It was 8:00 o’clock last night before the remains were identified by a brother of deceased and Charles Walters, of 174 Stachan avenue with whom deceased boarded prior to his disappearance six weeks ago. The body was badly decomposed, but the clothing and scar on the left leg helped to identify it . Relatives of the man made known to Coroner J.M. Cotton the circumstances surround the disappearance, and an inquest was deemed unnecessary. Deceased was 25 years of age, and was very popular with his fellow employees when he disappeared there was a week’s pay due to him. The remains will be buried to-day.
RAE - Mrs. H.H. Rae, of Almonte, while milking a cow, was trampled on and received such injuries that she died.
GOWAN - James Gowan, a resident of Abinger township, North Addington, was killed by a falling tree. The tree had lodged against another, and in cutting the latter he stepped aside to let it fall, when it crashed on his neck, killing him instantly.
Friday, May 9, 1902
LEGGETT (Brantford) May 9 - An inquest has been ordered into the death of Gowan Leggett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Leggett, 199 Terrace Hills street. The child was four years of age, and died of pneumonia after two days illness. It is alleged that Christian Science was practised, and that no physician was summoned.
SHERRITT (Walkerton, Ont.) May 9 - A letter received by Robert Russell from his son, Stanley, who was in the battle of Hart’s river, revealed an act of heroism upon the part of Corp Alf. Sherritt, of Brantford. According to Russell, Sherritt was killed while carrying him to a place of safety. The letter says in part, “the bullets were dropping within six inches of us, and the incessant ping! soon became quite familiar. I can tell you that when the bullets began to fly around you it makes a fellow king of queer. I kept cool, and fired about 200 shots. I think I dropped one Boer, but I am not sure. My horse played out just as the battle started, and Corp. Sherritt put me on his horse and we started off. The horse threw both of us, and just as we reached the rest of the troop Sherritt was killed. It was Sherritt that saved my life.”
Monday, May 12, 1902
CURRELL - In this city, on Monday, May 12, 1902, Mrs. Hannah Currell, aged 54 years. Funeral from her late residence, 51 Wellington street north on Wednesday, May 14. Friends will please accept this intimation.
POOLES - The remains of the late Mrs. John Pooles, formerly of this city, who died in Chicago, were brought here for interment today. The funeral took place from the Stuart street station at noon.
CARROLL - Mrs. Carroll, who for over five years was employed at the city hall assisting Mrs. Hurton, died at the city hospital last evening, after five weeks’ illness. She had a large circle of acquaintances and was greatly respected by all who knew her.
REID - There is now every reason to believe that William S. Reid, the Hamilton man whose body was found in a small stream near Marshville, Ontario, last Thursday, was not drowned, as was at first supposed, but was murdered and thrown into the water.
When the body was found, it was badly decomposed, and it was difficult to discover any injuries or bruises. When a post mortem examination was made Friday, injuries sufficient to cause death were discovered. There was evidence that the deceased had been struck a severe blow over the groin and another between the eyes, the nose bone being broken. But something more conclusive than any of the injuries was found. No water was found in the lungs when the post mortem examination was made, and the doctors, in giving their evidence at the inquest held by Coroner Hopkins, said they were convinced that the body was lifeless when it entered the water.
This morning, acting Chief Prentice made some inquiries about the case, and is satisfied that Reid was murdered and that robbery was the motive for the crime.
BELTON (St. Catharines, Ont.) May 11- The body of William Belton, Jr., who has been missing since Friday, May 2, was found in the canal early this morning. He had evidently fallen into the canal and been drowned crossing the bridge over Twelve Mile creek, when on his way home. He leaves a widow and four children.
WELLS (Toronto) - Hon. R.M. Wells, K.C., of Wells & MacMurchy, died last night at 11 o’clock at his home 23 Prince Arthur avenue.
Mr. Wells was for some years the law partner of Hon. Edward Blake. He was appointed County Crown Attorney of York in 1872, but he resigned that office soon afterwards in order to contest South Bruce in the Liberal interest for the legislative assembly. He was successful, and continued to hold the seat until 1882. He was speaker of the assembly from 1873 to 1880. In 1882, he resigned to stand for the house of commons, and was returned. He sat at Ottawa during the Parliamentary but was defeated at the general election of 1887, when he retired from politics. He was a member of the Church of England, and unmarried.
COMPEAU (Toronto) May 12 - Isaac Compeau, of Trenton, a married man, about 25 years of age, was burned to death on the Steamer Iona, of Picton, Ont., at Oswego, on Saturday.
JONES (Toronto) - The dead body of a woman was found early yesterday morning beside the Grand Trunk railway track about two miles east of Agincourt. The back of the woman’s head was broken in, indicating that in all probability she had been struck by a train.
Between 9 and 10 o’clock on Saturday night the woman was seen in Scarboro village. There she said she was going to Toronto and her name was Mrs. Jones.
On Friday night the woman was seen in Norway village. She did not appear to be quite herself but stated that her name was Jones, that she lived at 41 Dufferin street, in Toronto, and that she had friends on Birch avenue.
LUXON - After a long illness, Mrs. James Luxon passed away yesterday at her residence, 53 Leeming street. The deceased had many friends who will sincerely mourn her taking away. She was 41 years of age, and is survived by a husband and six children, ranging in age from 4 to 18 years. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
Tuesday, May 13, 1902
LOGUE (Belleville, Ont.) May 13 - The body of John Logue, a railway laborer, whose home was in this city, was found in the river this morning. It evidently had been in the water for some days. Logue was about 45 years of age, and leaves a wife from whom he had been separated about a year and a family of seven sons.
STEVENS - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stevens, 143 Florence Street, will regret to learn of the death of their only son, John Croft Stevens, which occurred Sunday morning. The little fellow had been around as usual, but complained about not feeling well on Friday. On Saturday, he became worse, when the doctors advised his removal to the hospital, where all that medical skill could do was done to relieve the little sufferer but with little avail. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from his parents’ residence. The service at the house and grave was conducted by Rev. R. Martin.
GRANT (Toronto) - During the service in Knox church, Waterdown, Sunday, Rev. Mr. Anthony paid the following tribute to the late principal Grant.
“You will expect me to say something this morning about the late Principal Grant, who was called away to his Lord and Master yesterday morning. “I shall not even attempt a biographical sketch, nor may I venture to compute the magnitude for the university for which he gave his life, for his city or for Canada. I must content myself with giving you some impressions made upon me during the seven years in which I was his pupil. .... I need not tell you of his power to read the human heart, and of his noble faculty of encouraging in the best in his pupils. Queen’s is a monument as his power as an administrator. ...... the fact that Queen’s will go on without him will be the surest proof that his work was well done. ..... When Canada’s history is written, as it ought to be, it will be found that among her greatest formative forces in the nineteenth century, George Monro Grant holds a foremost place.”
WHITE - Miller White, editor of the Exeter Times, is dead.
CONIAM - At his late residence, 17 Robert street, on Monday, May 12, 1902, Joseph Coniam, in his 80th year. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Toronto papers please copy.
Another of Hamilton’s old and respected citizens, Joseph Coniam, 17 Robert Street, passed tp his reward this morning. The deceased was in his eightieth year of his age and came to Hamilton from Bovey-Tracey, Devonshire, England, on June 1, 1854. At that time, the Great Western Railway was just opening up and Mr. Coniam went to Galt and secured a position. He remained in the employ of the railway until it was absorbed by the Grand Trunk Railway, and from that time until his death, was in the employ of the G.T.R. He was at different times, located in Galt, Guelph and Toronto, but always looked upon Hamilton as his home. For many years he was a conductor, but of late years had been stationmaster at the King Street station. He was one of the first members of Wesley church, he and his wife having united with the congregation on their arrival in Hamilton nearly half a century ago. He had been, since 1873, a member of St. John’s Masonic lodge, and the funeral, which will take place Thursday afternoon, will be in charge of members of the lodge. The deceased is survived by a widow and two daughters, Misses Gertrude and Frances.
CROSSLEY - J.W. Crossley, Reeve of King township, brother of Evangelist H.T.Crossley, passed away early on Saturday morning, aged 61.
Wednesday, May 14, 1902
NEW - On Tuesday, the 13th inst., at her father’s residence, 577 King street west, Winnifred H. New, eldest and beloved daughter of Edward and Hattie J. New, aged 15 years and two months. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GREEN - In this city, at 172 Strachan street, Willie Green, youngest son of the late Wm. Green, in his 23rd year. Funeral from above address on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence church, and thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances kindly accept this intimation.
McEACHERN (Atlantic City, New Jersey) - Archie McEachern, of Toronto, who won the sixth-day indoor championship of the United States at Madison Square Garden, was thrown from his wheel in a try-out on the new seven lap Coliseum track today, and injured so badly that he died five minutes after arriving at the city hospital.
He leaves a brother and sister in Toronto, where he generally made his home when not engaged in athletics.
BYERS (Orillia, Ont.) - David Byers, a widower from O’Connell, and Mrs. Jessie McDonald, a widow, residing in the same neighbourhood came to Orillia on Monday and were married. While returning to their future home at night, the rig upset in a ditch about two miles out on the Atherly road, and the occupants were thrown out. The rig was thrown over on Byers who lay in the ditch. Mrs. Byers and her daughter failed to find him, and when the body was finally found life was extinct.
MILNE (London, Ont.) - James Milne, broker, dropped dead in a Dundas street store tonight. Apoplexy was the cause. Deceased came to London from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1884.
FERGUSON - C.M. Ferguson, Western agent for the Silver Creek brewery, died in London yesterday after a week’s illness, from pneumonia.
Thursday, May 15, 1902
CLINE - At the residence of her grandson, A. Vance Cline, North Grimsby, on Wednesday, May 14th, Mrs. Catharine Cline, widow of the late John Cline, in her 80th year. Funeral will take place on Friday, May 16, at 2 p.m., to the Methodist church cemetery, Winona. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
HEALEY - George Healey, who called trains at the Union Station, Toronto, for 30 years, is dead.
HOFFMAN - Jacob Hoffman, one of Port Hope’s and most respected residents, dropped dead last evening at the G.T.R. depot.
GALBRAITH - An old man named Lochie Galbraith, who lived in Oro, was found in the Orillia house sheds in a dying condition, and died shortly after the hostler picked him up.
MICHAEL - Five weeks ago, while attending of his brother Samuel, Henry Michael, of Toronto, caught a chill which resulted in his death from pneumonia yesterday.
ST. DENIS (Ottawa) - Nap St. Denis, aged 25, formerly a resident of Hull, committed suicide at an early house this morning by jumping over the suspension bridge into the surging waters of the Ottawa river at the foot of Chaudiere Falls. A carter named Charron made an ineffective effort to prevent the rash act. St. Denis is supposed to have been under mental oppression.
SCARTH (Ottawa, Ont.) - W.B. Scarth, deputy minister of agriculture, after a lingering illness. He had been incapacitated for work for two years, but retained the office. He was 65 years of age.
DEAVO, EVERETT (Perry Station, Ont.) - About 9 o’clock this morning, the boiler of a saw mill belonging to Walter Stayner, one mile east of Perry Station, blew up killing two men and badly injuring another. The dead are G. Deavo and Mr. Everett, aged about 48, and 55 respectively. The injured man is W. Gillain, aged 36. Everett’s head was completely blown off. The boiler was totally wrecked, parts of it hanging in tops of trees. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
RAMSEY (Dunnville, Ont.) - Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Hill, and Mrs. Johnson of Niagara Falls, attended the funeral of the late Harry Ramsey on Sunday.
McCORMICK - Mr. and Mrs. F. Latimore, Miss Latimore, Mrs. R.N. Killins, and Mrs. John Asker, attended the funeral of Mrs. Latimore’s brother, Mr. McCormick in Port Colborne, on Monday last.
WARREN - Mr. and Mrs. Francis Scarfe, and Mes. Dames J. Fawcett, J. Davis, H. Spencer, and J. Crayston, attended the funeral of Mrs. John Warren, in Buffalo on Tuesday.
GUMBERT (West Flamboro) - George Gumbert died on Saturday in the 80th year of his age. He was born in Germany and came to this country about 49 years ago, has lived in the township of West Flamboro for 36 years, seven of which have been spent in the village. Funeral took place on Monday afternoon, Rev. J.T. Smith officiating. The pall-bearers were; William Begg, John W. Betzner, Patrick Enright, Nathaniel Connell, James Clark, and Albert Jones.
LONG (Burlington) - Joshua Long, an old and highly respected resident farmer just outside of the village, passed away on Sunday at the age of 82 years. He had been in failing health for about a year and the end was not unlooked for.
CONIAM - The members of St. John’s lodge, A.F. and A.M., turned out in a body to the funeral of the late Joseph Coniam, which took place from his late residence, 17 Robert street, and six of their number acted as pallbearers. The funeral was largely attended and the many floral tributes which surrounded the casket testified of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. J. Hazlewood.
BROWN - Hugh Brown, 349 James street north, the car repairer who had his feet badly crushed by being run over by a freight train in the Stuart street yards, of the Grand Trunk Railway company, last Saturday, died in the city hospital shortly before noon today. After he was admitted to the hospital, it was found necessary to amputate both feet and for a time it was thought he would recover, but he sank gradually until death relieved his sufferings.
Friday, May 16, 1902
WALLING - At his late residence, 51 Brock street, on Thursday, May 15th, 1902, James Walling, late of His Majesty’s Navy, in his 63th year. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. to St. Luke’s church. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LANDERS - At his late residence, 363 Wilson street, on Friday, May 16, John Landers, in his 68th year, a native of the County of Kerry, Ireland. Funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
BROWN - At the City Hospital, on May 15, 1902, Hugh Brown, aged 62 years. Funeral on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 168 MacNab street north, to Hamilton Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
BRADSHAW (Ottawa, Ont.) - George Bradshaw, a carpenter employed by ex-Ald. Hopewell, dropped dead this morning while sawing a board. Heart failure was the cause of death.
HIGGINS (Cornwall, Ont.) - Richard R. Higgins, a resident of Lancaster township, was killed on the track near that station. He was walking on the track and stepped out of the way of a freight train directly in front of the International limited. He was seventy-seven years old.
LEBUTE (Windsor) - While suffering from an attack of mental aberration and melancholia, Moses Lebute, a prosperous farmer on the third concession, Sandwich East, committed suicide sometime last night by drowning himself in an old disused well.
Lebute was 54 years old and leaves a widow and six children.
MENEILLEY (Toronto) - Walter J. Meneilley, of Toronto, died suddenly on Wednesday. He was an old resident of the city, well-known and highly respected throughout the country.
WALLING (Hamilton) - James Walling, a well-known resident of the North end, passed away this morning at his residence, 51 Brock street. The deceased had been a resident of Hamilton for a number of years. He was an old British soldier, having served in the Crimean and Turkish wars. He also served on the war ships Royal Albert, Marlborough, and on the Royal Yacht Enchantress. He was one of the organizers of the Army and Navy Veterans society and a charter member of Maple Leaf lodge. A.O.F., and the funeral, which will take place from St. Luke’s church, will be in charge of the two societies. Deceased was 63 years of age. A widow, three sons - Benjamin, Frank, and Sidney - and one daughter - Miss Mary Walling - survive him.
Saturday, May 17, 1902
JACKSON - In this city, on Friday, May 16, 1902, Mary Caulfield, relict of the late Joseph Jackson, aged 74 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, 464 York street, on Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton Cemetery. (Private)
WALLING - At his late residence, 51 Brock street, on Thursday, May 15th, 1902, James Walling, late of His Majesty’s Navy, in his 63th year. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. to St. Luke’s church. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LANDERS - At his late residence, 363 Wilson street, on Friday, May 16, John Landers, in his 68th year, a native of the County of Kerry, Ireland. Funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
SKINNER (Woodstock, Ont.) - Hugh R. Skinner, eldest son of the late Col., Skinner died this morning at his residence, Dunelg, near Woodstock. He was 50 years of age, and had been ill for a considerable length of time. The funeral takes place from the family homestead, on Monday afternoon.
Mr. Skinner, who at one time MP for South Oxford, died this morning at his home west of the city after a lingering illness from consumption.
SUMMERS (Hamilton) - Mrs. Summers, widow of W.W. Summers, died today at her residence, 165 Hunter street west, having been ill for about three weeks. A large circle of friends will regret her death. She had been a resident of Hamilton since 1854. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. J.H. Fearnside.
LINDSAY (Ottawa, Ontario) May 17 - All doubts as to the whereabouts of Arthur Lindsay, the post office department clerk, who has missing since April 26, were set at rest this morning by the finding of his body in the Ottawa river, above the Chaudiere Falls, near the C.P.R. depot.
Although the face was badly decomposed and unrecognizable through contact with the logs, papers in the pockets referring to mail contracts, and his watch and other articles placed identity beyond doubt.
Lindsay’s disappearance was of a sensational character, and the Dominion police had made exhaustive efforts to locate him. Whether the case was one of accidental death or suicide will perhaps never be known.
MARSHALL (Brockville, Ont.) - Ferdinand Marshall, aged 66 years, of Brockville, died yesterday of creeping paralysis, after a long illness.
Monday, May 19, 1902
EADIE (Toronto Junction, Ont.) May 19 - George Eadie, 60 years of age, a corporation laborer, was killed at the corner of Humberside avenue and Dundas street, about 1:00 o’clock this afternoon. He was working in a deep drain when the earth caved in, burying him to the depth of nine feet. Eadie leaves a grown-up family.
STEWART (Minneapolis) - Word reached here yesterday from Minneapolis of the death of John Stewart, son of the late J. Stewart, of Fruitland. Mr. Stewart was 24 years of age. He went to the States about five years ago, and at the time of his death, worked in one of the largest banks in Minneapolis. He had been ill with pneumonia for about six weeks, and died Saturday. The remains have been sent home and will reach here tomorrow. The funeral will take place from the residence of George Stewart, Fruitland, tomorrow afternoon.
Rev. Charles Deacon will conduct the religious services. Interment will take place at Wesley church burying ground, Fruitland.
DIXON (Galt, Ont.) May 18 - Henderson Dixon, a well-known resident of Galt, and the keeper of a small store here, was found in his shop last Wednesday morning overcome with gas, which had come into the room where he slept, through a break in a gas main. He was taken to the hospital, and never consciousness, passing away late yesterday afternoon. Deceased at one time kept a hotel in Galt. He leaves several members of a family.
SHAUGHNESSY (Toronto) May 19 - Mrs. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, who lived with her married daughter, Mrs. George Lee, at 132 York street, died under peculiar circumstances yesterday afternoon.
For some days, Mrs. Shaughnessy had been feeling unwell. A doctor who was called in told her she was suffering from Bright’s disease, and advised her going to the hospital. About 5:00 o’clock yesterday afternoon Mrs. Lee went to Doctor Sheared to see about obtaining an order for hospital treatment, and when she returned, it was to learn that her mother had been found dead in bed, but a few minutes previously.
Deceased was 45 years of age.
LEE (Hamilton) - The many friends of Wm. Lee, 364 Hunter street west, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred rather unexpectedly at an early hour yesterday morning. He was apparently in good health Saturday, but about 5:00 o’clock Sunday morning was seized with an apoplectic fit, and passed away before medical aid could be summoned. The deceased was 66 years of age. He came to Canada with the Prince Consort’s Own Rifles at the time of the Trent Affair in 1860, and remained on this side of the water. He was for a number of years a trusted employee of Hendrie Cartage company, having been up to a short time ago foreman at the market street stables. He leaves a widow but no family.
WALLING (Hamilton) - The members of the Army and Navy Veterans Society and of the A.O.F. turned out in a body yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of their late comrade, James Walling.
The funeral was largely attended. The remains were taken to St. Luke’s church, where service was conducted by Rev. E.N.R. Burns and Rev. C.E. Whitcombe. Two members of the A.O.F., two members of the Veterans Society, and two personal friends acted as pallbearers. Thomas Partridge, Sr., Thomas Partridge, Jr., James Hempson, Timothy Halloran , John Dow, and John Gardner.
LOGUE (Bellville) - It is now suspected that John Logue, near Belleville, who was drowned a week ago, came to his death by violence.
HARSTONE (Hamilton) - The body of Sam Harstone, the Winnipegger, drowned from a steam yacht about three weeks ago was discovered yesterday.
SHORT (Peterboro) - Richard Short, leading editorial writer on the Montreal Witness, and a native of Peterboro, died Saturday, as the result of a paralytic stroke.
BROWN (Brighton, Ont.,) - A Grand Trunk section man named Arthur Brown, son of Ira Brown, was run down and killed by a Grand Trunk train about four miles west of Brighton.
WHITE (London) - Michael White, of London, a British Army veteran, died Saturday in the 66th year of his age. He wore the Crimean medal, with clasps Sebastopol Balaklava and Inkerman.
LEONARD (Bracebridge) May 18 - While working in the bush, Hugh Leonard, 17 years of age, son of Jas. Leonard, of Draper township, was struck on the head by a falling tree and received injuries from which he died a few hours afterwards.
ARMSTRONG (Bracebridge) May 18 - The 15th month old son of S.H. Armstrong, while playing on the lawn, unnoticed fell into a tub containing a few inches of water and was dead when taken out.
CUNNINGHAM (Galt, Ont.) May 18 - The body of an old man, believed from letters found in the clothing to be that of J.W. Cunningham, undertaker and livery man, who mysteriously disappeared from the Homewood Retreat at Guelph on April 23, and whose home is in Trenton, was found on an island on the Grand river, a mile below Galt, late yesterday afternoon, in a badly decomposed condition. It is a question whether it was washed up or laid there, as the river is not very deep or strong at this point. The remains were taken to the hospital morgue, where Coroner Radford and a jury viewed them shortly before midnight, and then adjourned till Wednesday afternoon next.
MACDONALD (Hamilton) - Frederick Macdonald, formerly of this city, died at Detroit this morning. The deceased was a son of Frederick Macdonald, molder, who had left here six or seven years ago. The body will be brought to Hamilton for interment.
KENNEDY (Hamilton) - Mrs. Andrew Kennedy, mother of Thomas Kennedy, 374 MacNab street north, and Miss Margaret Kennedy, 283 Queen street south, died this morning in Detroit. The deceased was well-known in this city, where she resided for a number of years. The body will arrive tomorrow morning.
BROWN (Hamilton) - The funeral of the late Hugh Brown, which took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, 168 MacNab street north, was largely attended, many railway men turning out to pay last tribute of respect to his memory. The services at the house and the grave were conducted by Pastor Philpott.
BLACKADER (Ottawa, Ont.) May 19 (Special) - W.A. Blackader, clerk of the dockets department of Justice, expired this morning after a long illness. The deceased was in his seventieth year and had been more or less indisposed for two years. He was a Consistent Conservative and was first appointed to the office in 1880. During the American Civil war, he fought for the South as a commissioned officer with distinction. He came from Halifax and belonged to one of the oldest families in Nova Scotia.
CHAMBERS (Windsor, Ont.) May 19 - Sylvie Chambers, aged 19, a mulatto girl, who lived at 233 Mercer street, took a dose of rough on rats yesterday afternoon with fatal effect. She did not tell her mother, whose name is now Mrs. Grant, what she had done until three hours after taking the poison. Physicians were called at once but they could not save the girl’s life. No cause for the act is known.
Tuesday, May 20, 1902
MacDONALD - A the residence of his father, Frederick MacDonald, Detroit, Mich., on May 19, 1902, Fred MacDonald, aged 17 years. Funeral from the residence of his uncle William MacDonald, 295 York street, on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
KENNEDY - At Detroit, on Monday, 19th, inst., Jessie Sellar, beloved wife of the late Andrew Kennedy, aged 75 years. Funeral from her son’s residence, 274, MacNab street north, Hamilton, on Wednesday, May 21, 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Kindly omit flowers.
QUANCE - In this city, on Monday, May 19th, 1902, Robert Quance, aged 74 years, a native of Devonshire, England. Funeral from his son’s residence, 38 Wentworth street north, Wednesday, May 21, 1902, at 1:30 p.m., to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
GARDNER - At his late residence, 321 Caroline street south, on Monday, May 19, 1902, Alexander Gardner, a native of Innerlefthen, Peebles, Scotland, aged 70 years. Funeral notice later.
LEE - There was a large attendance at the funeral of William Lee, this afternoon. A number of Veterans turned out.
STEWART - The body of the late John Stewart, who died at Minneapolis, Minn., arrived at noon today. The funeral took place this afternoon internment being at Fruitland.
MONTURE (Waterford, Ont.) May 19 - On Saturday evening last, the shocking fatality occurred on the fourth concession of the Indian Reservation, which resulted in the death under very distressing circumstances of Mrs. Eliza Monture. About seven o’clock, wild shrieks were heard to proceed from her home, by the husband and a couple of friends, who stood conversing on the road in front of the house. As the woman had for ten days previously shown unmistakable signs of mental derangement at times becoming violent, little attention was paid to her cries at first. Flashes of light appearing at the window, and the cries becoming more agonizing, the men went to the door and finding it locked burst it open. The unfortunate women was found to be enveloped in flames, rushing madly about in a vain endeavour to get out, while her aged father-in-law was trying to put out the fire by throwing water over her. The men, with difficulty, succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but until the victim was so badly burned that after a night of terrible agony she died next morning about ten o’clock. The old gentleman explained that Mrs. Monture had being lying down, resting quietly when she suddenly rose seized a lighted lamp, smashed it, and purposely threw the contents all over herself with the evident design of taking her own life. Her insanity is said to have been induced by the sufferings endured throughout the past winter when herself and four children were often without food or fuel.
REID (Marshville) May 19 (Special) - The inquest on the case of W.S. Reid, of Hamilton, held before Coroner Hopkins, at Marshville, was finally closed last Saturday afternoon. Detective Griffin of Fort Erie had charge of the case, and was there with witnesses, who covered in evidence every move of the deceased from the time he left Hamilton on April 22 last, until his body was found floating in the Welland canal feeder, on May 8, sixteen days afterwards.
In a small rubber matchbox, the deceased had carefully placed a clipping from the Spectator, giving a report of his mother’s funeral, when she was borne to her grave by her four sons, and four sons-in-law. This he seemed to have cherished, as it was placed in a small inside pocket of his vest, and was only thing in that place.
Several witnesses gave evidence as to the deceased’s strange conduct, reference to which was made in the Spectator. He hung around the bridge near the feeder for some time, and looked into the water, and seemed to be examining as to the distance down to the water. He would change his position and go to another place on the bridge, and again looked down into the water, but finally crossed the bridge and walked along the road that lies beside the stream, but he went in an opposite direction to Dunnville and was seen to travel about a mile, and then disappeared from view. The bank is uneven in that place that interrupted the view of those watching him. That was the last seen of him alive, and it is certain he did not go far from there, as there were people working in the fields around and they would have seen him. On the afternoon of May 8, a tug passed and shortly after his body was found where he disappeared floating in the water.
The jurymen returned the following verdict; “We find that the body on the unknown is the body of William Smith Reid, of Hamilton, and the cause of his death is to us is unknown.”
SKINNER (Woodstock) May 19 - A very large assemblage of friends and relatives gathered at Duneig, Beachville Road this afternoon to pay the last respects to the memory of the late Hugh Skinner, whose death took place on Saturday last. The beautiful casket was almost buried in wreaths and other floral offerings. The services were conducted by Rev. J.C. Farthing, and a large concourse followed the remains to the Episcopal cemetery, where interment took place.
The following gentlemen acted as pall-bearers; G.R. Pattulo, G.W. McKee, J.H. Nelles, G.C. Eden, Major Macqueen, and H.R. Wills.
VAN WART (Kingston, Ont.) May 19 - A fine barn, owned by Eben Putnam, on the Prince Edward shore, opposite Deseronto, was burned through the carelessness of Wiltse Van Wart, who lost his own life in consequence. He had gone into the barn to spend the night, and it is supposed fired the place with his pipe or a lighted match. His remains were found in the ashes. Mr. Putnam lost a quantity of stock and implements, and had no insurance.
Wednesday, May 21, 1902
GARDNER - At his late residence, 321 Caroline street south, on Monday, May 19, 1902, Alexander Gardner, a native of Innerielthen, Peebles, Scotland, aged 70 years. Funeral from his late residence on Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
RAYCROFT - In this city, on May 21, 1902, Richard Raycroft, in his 50th year. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. from his late residence, 307 Cannon street east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Yesterday Richard Raycroft, the well-known east end grocer, was in his customary health and strength attending to his business. Last night he was present at a meeting of the quarterly board of the First Methodist church of which he was a member. Later in the evening, he spent an hour with the members of his family in social chat. Shortly after 1:00 o’clock, the household was awakened by screams by Mrs. Raycroft, and reached the room only in time to see the father and husband a victim of heart disease.
Mr. Raycroft, who came to Canada as a small boy with his parents from Ireland, was 59 years of age.
He had lived in Hamilton for upwards of 35 years, of which at least 25 was spent in the grocery business.
In 1895, the deceased was a representative in the City council. He was afterwards appointed to the Board of Health, retiring from this important office last year. His widow was formerly a Miss Bennett of Flamboro, her father being still alive and a resident of the city.
Arrangements have been made for the holding of the funeral on Friday afternoon from a
family residence on Cannon street east.
YUKER - In this city, on May 21, 1902, Walter Clark Yuker, second son of Clark Yuker, in his 21st year. Funeral from his father’s residence on Friday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Thursday, May 22, 1902
WOOD - On the 21st, Sarah Ann Allerston, relict of the late Thomas Wood. Funeral from the residence of her son, Frank S. Wood, 80 Birge street, to St. Matthews church, Friday at 1:30 p.m.
RAYCROFT - In this city on May 21, 1902, Richard Raycroft, in his 50th year. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m., from his late residence, 307 Cannon street east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
YUKER - In this city, on May 21, 1902, Walter Clark Yuker, second son of Clark Yuker, in his 21st year. Funeral from his father’s residence on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
KRAFT - At his late residence, 51 Oxford street, on Thursday, 22nd, May 1902, Ernest L. Kraft, aged 75 years, and 21 days. Funeral notice later.
The death of E.L. Kraft, which occurred this morning at his residence on Oxford street, will be regretted by a large number of citizens. Mr. Kraft had been ill only a short time. He had a paralytic stroke on Tuesday night and his friends feared the worst. The deceased was born in Wortenburg, Germany, in 1827, and came to Hamilton in 1857. For years he carried on business as manufacturer of Saddlery. He was highly respected by all. He was one of the founders of the German Lutheran church. Years ago he belonged to the old volunteer fire department and to the Fourth Field Battery. He leaves three sons, Wm. Carl, of Denver, Col A. Col.; A., of Spokane, and five daughters; Mrs. F. Dorries, Mrs. J.E. Birmingham, Ida, Bertha, and Ernestine.
BENSON (Peterboro) May 22 - A.A. Benson, traveller, for H.W. Petrie, Toronto, met death about 1:00 o’clock this morning by falling from a window on the second story of the National hotel, his neck being broken by the fall. Dr. Gray, Coroner, after examining the body, which was clad in a night robe, decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Mr. Benson, who came to Peterboro on Tuesday, was about 63 years of age, and leaves a wife who resides at Mitchell, Ont.
DONDENEAU (Tweed, Ont.) May 22 - The five-year-old-son of Mrs. David Dondeneau was drowned this morning while playing on the logs in the river here. The body has not been recovered as yet.
CAIRNS (Rockton) - May 21 - Mrs. John Cairns died on Sunday morning last. The deceased had been ill about ten days and had undergone an operation for appendicitis on Saturday. The operation was successful but the shock was too great and she sank very quickly about ten hours later. She was highly respected by all who knew her. Her husband and three children have the sympathy of the entire community.
MURRAY - Between 9 and 10 o’clock, John Murray, an old wanderer who is well-known to the Hamilton Police, was found in an unconscious condition on the Waterdown road. He was brought by a farmer to the patrol station, and from there removed in the ambulance to the city hospital where he died this morning.
Dr. White was notified, but it is not likely an inquest will be held, as the doctors have no doubt that death was due to kidney trouble.
Murray formerly worked at St. Peter’s home.
Friday, May 23 1902
KRAFT - At his late residence 51 Oxford street on Thursday, 22nd May, 1902, Ernest L. Kraft, aged 75 years and 21 days. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
FORDE - At Carlisle, on Friday May 23, 1902, Joseph Forde, aged 81 years, and 2 months, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, Sunday May 25, at 3 p.m. Interment at Carlisle cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
After a lingering illness of some months Joseph Forde, a resident of Carlisle passed away at 1:30 this morning. The deceased had lived for 60 years at Carlisle and was well and favourably known.
He leaves a widow and six children.
BABY - Mrs. Baby, mother of D. Baby, of this city, died at Windsor today.
RAYCROFT - The funeral of the late Richard Raycroft took place this afternoon from the family residence, Cannon street east, and was most largely attended. The services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. Wilson, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the pall-bearers were; H. Gayfer Sr., Wm. Laking, J.H. Cummer, Hugh Murray, Wm. Hunter, and Watson Truesdale. The high esteem in which the deceased were held by a host of friends and relatives was shown in a marked manner by the wealth of floral tributes.
MITCHELL (Orillia) May 22 - Abraham Mitchell, a carpenter living at Mitchell Square, in the township of Oro, committed suicide on Wednesday evening, by hanging himself in his stable. Mitchell’s strange remarks just before taking his life had alarmed his wife, who called in neighbours. The body was found and taken down whilst still warm. Mitchell leaves a family of seven. He was about 50 years of age.
SMITH (Fenlon Falls) May 22 - During a thunderstorm which passed over this village this evening, little Jennie and Jimmie Smith, aged about fourteen, and ten years respectively children of Thomas Smith of this place, were killed. The girl was going out to a neighbour’s for milk, and hardly passed the door, with her little brother close behind, when lightening struck and killed both children instantly.
EVANS - A young woman named Evans, from a Western point, committed suicide by hanging at Rockwood asylum, Kingston, yesterday. Her mania was of a suicidal character.
Monday, May 26, 1902
BLANCHARD - At Appleby, May 25, Mary Blanchard, beloved wife of the late Thomas Blanchard, in the 78th year of her age. Funeral from homestead, Tuesday May 27, at 1:30 p.m. Service at St. John’s church in Nelson.
BARRY - On Saturday evening, at her late residence 331 Catharine street north, Margaret, beloved wife of James Barry. Funeral from above address Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
MARRS - At 102 Emerald street north, on Sunday, May 25th, Margaret, widow of the late Joseph Marrs, aged 59 years. Funeral Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Freelton Roman Catholic cemetery. Private.
BARR - In Chicago, on May 24th, 1902, Margaret Barr, eldest daughter of the late Peter Barr, formerly of this city. Funeral from the residence of her brother-in-law, Thomas Knott, 390 Cannon street east, on Tuesday, May 27th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Word was received in the city yesterday of the death of Miss Maggie Barr in Chicago on Saturday. The deceased was a daughter of the late Peter Barr, who removed from here to Chicago ten or twelve years ago. Death was due to cancer. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Fenwick, MacNab street south. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
TAYLOR - At his late residence, Pleasant Point, Barton, on Friday, May 23, 1902, Abraham W. Taylor, in his 84th year. Funeral took place this afternoon.
Abraham W. Taylor, an old resident, died Friday at his residence in East Hamilton. The deceased was born in Devonshire, England, on January 25, 1819. He united with the Bible Christian in his native land. In the spring of 1847 he married Fanny Squaress. They came to Canada on their wedding trip. They were six weeks crossing the ocean. Mr. Taylor engaged to labour for a farmer near Hamilton, and in a year or two after, bought a property in what is now Sanford avenue. He united with the New Connexion church in Hamilton. The church is a small frame building situated on Main street. Nearly fifty years ago, he bought the property in North Barton, where he continued to reside until his death which occurred last Friday evening.
On moving to his late residence, he united with the Lake Church. He was a faithful attendant at the church services. For about six months past he was physically unable to go to church. He was a member of the quarterly board for over forty years. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor celebrated their golden wedding five years ago. The widow, two sons, and three daughters remain.
Mr. Taylor was respected by all who knew him. Just a couple of days before he died he said to his son “I am going home soon”. The funeral took place this afternoon to Hamilton cemetery. The service was conducted by Revs J. Mooney, J.H. Collins, and T.L. Wilkinson.
DELISLE (Windsor, Ont.) May 26 - Charles H. Delisle, for ten years proprietor of the Imperial hotel, Windsor, died of pneumonia after a weeks illness. Delisle was born in Windsor, 51 years ago, and was one of the best known hotel in Essex County.
HOFFSTEATTER - A. Hoffsteatter, a track man in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway co., was fatally injured by being struck by a train near Bronte this morning. He died a few minutes after the accident. The remains were brought to Hamilton and Coroner Wolverton was notified. He decided that an inquest was unnecessary, and none will be held unless the deceased’s relatives ask for it.
The unfortunate man was about 22 years of age, and unmarried. His home was at Petersburg, near Stratford. He was working on the track, and when he saw the train approaching, he went to pick up his tools. He did not get out of the way in time, and the train struck him, throwing him clear of the tracks. He lived only a short time after the accident. The body is still at the station awaiting the arrival of his friends.
TEEPLE (Woodstock, Ont.) May 25 - Clarke Teeple, an agent for the Heinzman piano company was killed during the night by falling out of the loft of the Caistor House stable to the cobblestone floor beneath.
Teeple had evidently gone up into the loft to sleep, and, rising during the night, had fallen through the open trap door. His body with its head cut open was found by the hospital when he went into the stable in the morning.
Deceased’s friends live in Brantford. He has a son, a newspaper man, at Niagara Falls. An inquest was considered unnecessary.
HARLOW (Windsor, Ont.) May 25 - The body of Capt. Harlow, of the tug Christian, has been found just above the Lime Kilns crossing, Amherstburg. The Christian was sunk by collision with a large steamer near Ballard reef last fall, and carried several of her crew down with her.
CAMPBELL - Percey Campbell, a journeyman printer, died in Chatham Sunday of cancer in the throat.
LUMBERS - William Lumbers, eldest son of James Lumbers, wholesale grocer, Toronto, died on Friday afternoon after a long illness.
HOSKING (Toronto) May 26 - A shocking street car accident occurred about 8:30 o’clock Saturday night at the corner of Queen and Sherbourne streets, the result being the death within a very short time afterwards of the victim, Mrs. Alice J. Hosking, who resided at 28 St. David’s street.
Mrs. Hosking had been standing on the corner of the street, waiting for a beltline car, in which she and two friends were about to take a trip around the city. Their car was crowded and Mrs. Hosking and one friend only managed to board it. Seeing one of the party was left behind, Mrs. Hosking attempted to get off the car while it was in motion, but in doing so, she was struck with great force in the chest by the trailer, thrown to the pavement and dragged along a short distance.
The woman was carried into Robinson’s drugstore, and Dr. Doolittle was hastily summoned. She was quite conscious, and remained so under stimulants until the ambulance which had been sent for, arrived, and was taking her home. Then a sudden collapse came and life fled.
REYNOLDS (Paris, Ont.) May 24 - Leslie, the 8-year-old-son of John Reynolds, Dundas street, fell from the Dundas street bridge to the bed of the Grand River about noon today and fractured his skull. He only lived half an hour. Playing with his younger brother and another boy on the bridge, Leslie climbed over the railing down to the abutment at the end of the bridge. He tripped and fell a distance of 20 feet on the stones below. The whole vault of the skull was fractured, and a plate two inches across was sunk into the brain.
STUEMPFLE - (Preston) - May 22 - The death of Mrs. Michael Stuempfle took place at the residence of her daughter in Berlin.
Tuesday, May 27, 1902
TRAVER - Rev. Father Traver, late pastor of St. Mary’s church, London, Ont., was buried in St. Peter’s cemetery.
GALLAGHER - Last night Peter Gallagher, well-known among the butchers of Toronto, and about 35 years of age, was found dead in the basement of the lodging house at 90 Jarvis street.
ALEXANDER (Grimsby) May 27 - Miss Constance Alexander, second daughter of Dr. R. A. Alexander, died on Friday and was buried on Sunday in St. Andrew’s cemetery.
DEMER (Caistorville) May 25 - Rev. Dr. Scanion, of Jarvis, attended the funeral of the late Mrs.
HOFFSTEATTER - The body of A. Hoffsteatter, the track man who was killed near Bronte yesterday, was sent home last evening.
BARR - The remains of the late Miss Margaret Barr, who died in Chicago, arrived here last night and was taken to the residence of Mrs. Knott, 390 Cannon street east. The funeral took place this afternoon. Rev. Dr. Lyle conducted the religious services.
Wednesday, May 28, 1902
MORRIS - On Tuesday, May 27th, at the City Hospital, Mabel, youngest and beloved daughter of Celia Morris, aged 3 years. Funeral private from her mother’s residence, 148 MacNab street north, today at 1:30 p.m.
CLEMOW (Ottawa, Ont.) May 28 - By the death of Senator Clemow, which occurred at ten o’clock this morning, the Conservative Party loses one of its strongest, ablest members and most useful members in the capitol. The Senator was in his 81st year, and had been ailing more or less for the past couple of years, but he frequently attended the last session of Parliament and spoke repeatedly in the Senate in the most important debates on the side of public interests and in performance of his duty to country and party. After the session, he broke down and became seriously ill, but last night he was brighter than he had been for a long time, and his passing away this morning was not expected. Mr. Clemow, throughout his life, was an energetic money-making man, identified with many works of progress and development. He was a director of the Ottawa Gas company, and the Ottawa Electric Company, and for some years was the Orange grand master of the Carlton County Lodge. He was born in 1821, his father being Captain John Clemow, of H.M.S Forty First regiment, and educated in Upper Canada college, Toronto. He was appointed to the Senate in 1885.
DAVITT - Death came with awful suddenness shortly before noon today to John Davitt, a porter, who was formerly employed as night engineer at the hospital. He was sitting in the Black Horse hotel, Hughson street south, when the grim reaper came with his message to him. Coroner McNichol was called in, but decided that an inquest was unnecessary. The body was removed to the morgue.
So far as is known, Davitt had no relatives in Hamilton. He was about 45 years of age.
GRAY (Norwich) May 27 - Miss Sarah Gray was found dead in bed yesterday afternoon by her nephew. The surroundings and a letter left by deceased satisfied the coroner that it was a case of suicide. Miss Gray was subject to fits of mental aberration, caused by severe illness.
SUTHERLAND (Woodstock) May 27 - John B. Sutherland, a carpenter dropped dead within a few feet of his own doorway yesterday afternoon. His body was found by a neighbour. Deceased leaves three sons, and two daughters. He was 37 years of age.
GARDENER - The death is announced from Carlton Place, of W.R. Gardener, a former well-known resident of Brockville.
SHANDREAU - An old man named Shandreau, of Deseronto, an employee of the Rathbun company, was killed in that town while shunting cars. He was 70 years of age, and leaves an aged wife.
BLACK - Mrs. H.C. Black, the Toronto lady who was so terribly burned at Erin on Sunday morning by a lamp exploding, succumbed to her injuries on Monday afternoon after dreadful suffering.
BLANCHARD (Appleby) May 28 - Mrs. Mary Blanchard, an estimable died on Sunday last. The deceased had been ill only a few days, but early on Sunday morning she passed peacefully and quietly at the home of her youngest son. Mrs. Blanchard was born in this place on April 21, 1825, and was the daughter of the late Thos. Alton. She was married on October 28, 1851, to Thos. Blanchard, who predeceased her 10 years. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from her late residence. The deceased was liked by all who knew her, and a large concourse of friends and acquaintances were present to pay their last tokens of respect to the departed. Mrs. Blanchard was a member of St. John’s church, Nelson, and the interment took place at the cemetery there. The service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Fatt, of Burlington. The pall-bearers were; Wm. Kerns, ex-MLA; Wm. Lucas, John Ireland, Wm. Pettit, Edmund Peart, and Mr. Spence.
The deceased had a family of seven, six of whom are living, and are married. They are; J.R. Blanchard, Oakville; Mrs. W.E. Alton; Nelson, and Mrs. W.W. Cline, J.B. Blanchard, D.E. Blanchard, Charles N. Blanchard of this place.
Thursday, May 29, 1902
BAILEY - At 64 Ray street north, on Wednesday, 28th May, 1902, Lydia Sybella, youngest daughter of Mrs. A. Bailey, aged 21 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GAGE - At his late residence, Beach Road, Barton, on Thursday, 29th May, 1902, Solomon Gage, aged 67 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment at Bartonville cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Solomon Gage, who died this morning at his home on the Beach Road, was in his 67th year. He was born on the farm and had lived there all his life. He leaves a son, Wm.L., who lives on the farm, and a daughter, Mrs. William Nash, of Stoney Creek. Mrs. Gage died nine years ago.
The deceased was a most estimable gentleman and his death will be much regretted.
The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to Bartonville.
MIDDLEMISS (Sheffield) May 28 - A very sad event occurred here on Sunday last, when a much-respected resident passed away in the person of William Middlemiss. Deceased underwent an operation the day before, from which he never rallied. The members of the family have the sincerest sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.
McINALLY (Simcoe) May 28 - J. McInally, while driving to his home east of town on Saturday, was taken suddenly ill and in spite of all medical aid that could be rendered passed away on Sunday.
MANN (Toronto) May 29 - Charles Mann, 161 St. Patrick street, was drowned in the Humber river last evening by being capsized from a canoe. His companions, Homer Graham, 306 Dovercourt Road, and Frank Hopkirk, a traveller from Missouri managed to reach the shore.
Mann was 26 years of age, and a bright and promising young man. This makes the second tragedy in the family within the year, his brother Fred Mann, an accountant, having been found drowned in the bay about one month.
Mann and Graham had arranged to spend the afternoon on the Humber with Hopkirk, a business acquaintance of Graham’s. They paddled down as far as the old mill. On the return trip, while passing the second bend in the river about 5:30 p.m., the canoe lurched and half filled with water. Mann and Hopkirk, who were seated in the bow and stern respectively jumped into the river, overturning the canoe. Graham and Hopkirk struck out for shore, but Mann sank to the bottom.
On reaching the bank, the latter started for assistance, Graham divested himself of his coat and vest, and made several ineffectual efforts to bring Mann to the surface. In the last attempt, Mann obtained a grip on Graham’s leg for a brief space. The latter was completely exhausted and, if it had not been for the timely arrival of Frank Reid, would have undoubtedly shared the same fate as Mann.
Charles Nurse succeeded in grappling for the body, bringing it to the surface about 6:00 o’clock.
McCAW (Welland, Ont.) May 28 - One of the oldest, if not the oldest, residents of the Niagara District, died at his residence here this afternoon in the person of Daniel McCaw, of the firm of D. McCaw & Son, at the advanced years 92 years. Mr. McCaw was born in Ireland, but had been in business in this town for over fifty years. He occupied various public offices of trust. He leaves one son who resides here. The funeral takes place on Friday.
DODDS - John Dodds, Peterboro, was caught in the pulley of a shingle mill and killed.
MORRIS - The funeral of Mabel Morris, the youngest sister of Jacob Morris, was held yesterday from the City Hospital.
Friday, May 30, 1902
BAILEY - At 64 Bay street north, on Wednesday, 28th May, 1902, Lydia Sybella, youngest daughter of Mrs. A. Bailey, aged 21 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
GAGE - At his late residence, Beach Road, Barton, on Thursday, 29th May, 1902, Solomon Gage, aged 67 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment at Bartonville cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
LOWE - At Burlington on May 29th, Barbara L. Lowe, second daughter of the late Lawrence Lowe, aged 25 years. Funeral private, Saturday at 3 p.m.
DEMUN - At his late residence 53 King William street on Friday, May 30th, 1902, Hiram DeMun, in his 82nd year. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. to the African Methodist church, John street. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Hiram DeMun, for 23 years a respected resident of this city, died today at his home, 53 King William street, aged 82. He had been seriously ill since last Monday. He leaves a widow to mourn his passing away.
The deceased was a member of the African Methodist church. He was past grandmaster of the grand lodge, A.F.and A.M., African past master of Mount Olive lodge, A.F. and A.M. and a member of King Solomon chapter, and Landsdowne commandery, K.T.
The funeral will take place next Sunday afternoon at two o’clock to the African Methodist church, John street north, and will be under the auspices of Mount Olive lodge.
CUTTRISS - In this city on Thursday, May 29th, 1902, Vera, infant daughter of Frederick W. and Nellie Cuttress, aged 10 months. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 141 Elgin street, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Private.
STEELE - At his late residence, 442 James street north, on Thursday, 29th May, 1902, George Steele, in his 76th year. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
KINCEL - In this city, on Thursday, May 29, 1902, John Kincel, aged 68 years. Funeral from his late residence, 18 Locke street north, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
RYCKMAN - In this city, on Friday, May 30th, 102, Maryetta, beloved wife of George Ryckman, aged 40 years. Funeral Sunday 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 87 Victoria avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Ryckman, wife of George H. Ryckman, died this morning at the hospital. She had an operation performed on her on Tuesday last, but did not survive it. The deceased was an estimable lady, and her death will be deeply regretted. She was a member of the choir of the First Methodist church. She was a sister of J. S Stewart, who died at Minneapolis on May 17th.
DICKSON - Lena L. Dickson, daughter of Daniel and Josephine Dickson, aged 16 years. Funeral notice later.
The many friends of Miss Lena L. Dickson, daughter of D. Dickson, 131 Bay street north, will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at the city hospital this morning. On May 24, she was taken to the hospital to be operated on for appendicitis and did not rally after the operation. She was in her seventeenth year.
HOWARD - Thomas E. Howard, one of the oldest commercial travellers in Toronto, died at St. Michael’s hospital shortly after being there.
PAUL - Almond E. Paul, retired architect, of Toronto, died yesterday, at the age of 79 years.
JOHNSON - Rev. Canon C.C. Johnson, Windsor, died yesterday after an illness of ten days. He was 73 years of age, and leaves four sons and a daughter.
GIBSON (Toronto) May 30 - Charles Gibson, a 15-year-old- lad who resided at 13 Casimir street, was almost instantly killed by the accidental discharge of an improvised cannon with which he was playing, about 5 o’clock last evening.
A loud report upstairs in the house was the intimation to the family that something had happened and upon going to the bedroom from which the sound came, they found the boy lying on the floor near the foot of the bed. Between his eyes was an ugly bullet wound from which blood was streaming, and he was quite unconscious. Doctors were summoned but medical aid was useless, for in a very few moments the shot took fatal effect.
It is surmised that deceased had been playing or experimenting with an improvised toy cannon, fashioned from a section of gas pipe which lay close beside him.
BABBITT (Dunnville) May 29 - Mr. and Mrs. Pleiffer, of Buffalo, were in town on Friday attending the funeral of the latter’s grandmother, Mrs. James Babbitt.
CHARTERS (Bealton) May 30 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Aggie Charters (nee Creddock) took place on Wednesday. A large number of relatives and friends were present.
BURNS - The funeral of the late Miss Nellie Burns took place this morning. The pallbearers were; Johnny Organ, Andy Smylie, Joseph Brown, Harry Devine, George H. Robins, and Robert Toy.
CLEMOW (Ottawa, Ont.) May 30 - The funeral of Hon. Senator Clemow took place this afternoon. The service at Christ church cathedral was conducted by Rev. Kittson and Rev. W.M. Loucks.
Saturday, May 31, 1902
DeMUN - At his late residence, 53 King William street, on Friday, May 30th, 1902, Hiram DeMun, in his 82nd year. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. to the African Methodist Church, John street. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
RYCKMAN - In this city, on May 30, 1902, Maryetta, beloved wife of George Ryckman, aged 40 years. Funeral Sunday, 1:30 p.m., from her late residence, 87 Victoria avenue north, to First Methodist church, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
DICKSON - Lena L. Dickson, daughter of Daniel and Josephine Dickson, aged 16 years. Funeral on Sunday on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from her father’s residence, corner of Bay and Simcoe streets. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
MUNRO (Pembroke, Ont.) May 31 - John W. Munro, contractor and lumberman of Pembroke, died at his home here this morning, after a few days illness. He contested the North Renfrew riding in the Liberal cause on Thursday last, and was returned by a majority 465 over Peter White Jr. His death is a great loss to Pembroke and the country. A few days ago Mr. Munro had a tooth extracted. Blood poisoning, and in spite of the best medical skill, death claimed the sufferer today.
CANTWELL (Ruthven, Ontario) May 31 - Gore Lane’s eldest boy Norman, while fooling with a rifle last evening about 8 o’clock, accidentally shot and killed Miss Carrie Cantwell, daughter of Wm. Cantwell. The girl was taking care of Mr. and Mrs. Lane, who are both quite ill at present.
HAYES - Doctor James Hayes, for a great many years, a practicing physician in Simcoe, died suddenly this morning. Doctor Hayes was at one time mayor of the town.
DICKSON - Daniel Dickson has the sympathy of a large circle of friends on account of the death of his daughter, Lena L., a bright and lovable young lady. She had an operation performed on her for appendicitis on Wednesday and died yesterday morning. The news of her death was a great shock to her friends, with whom she was deservedly popular.
O’DONNELL (Welland, Ontario) May 30 - John O’Donnell, better known as “Jack, the guide of Niagara Falls” is dead. O’Donnell entered a trolley car at Barry and Buchanan streets, Niagara Falls South. It was noticed that something was wrong with him, and as he rose to leave the car, he reeled and clutched for support. The conductor caught him, and with the help of the motorman carried him to the Queens Park hotel.
Medical aid was summoned, but before the doctor arrived, Jack breathed his last. He was over 70 years old, and was one of the best-known characters about Niagara Falls. He probably knew more about the river in the vicinity of the Falls than any other man alive.
MEGGAIT (Brantford, Ontario) May 30 - Mrs. B. Meggait, of this city, who was visiting Mrs. A. McFarland for a few days, last night tripped while going down stairs and fractured her skull. She died this morning.
WEBSTER (Toronto) May 31 - Hilda Webster, the four-year-old-daughter of Henry C. Webster, paying teller in the Bank of Montreal, was burned to death in a shocking manner on Thursday night, at 188 Jarvis street, where Mr. Webster resides.
The child was sent to the kitchen by Doctor Graham, who was in attendance on Mrs. Webster. Piercing screams startled the doctor a few minutes later, and he beheld the child running out on the lawn with her clothing in flames. Before assistance could be given her, she was so badly burned that it was impossible to save her life.
Death ended the child’s sufferings almost immediately. It is thought that the child must have been playing with matches, and in this manner set fire to her clothing.
LIBERTE - The four-year-old-of Lingi Liberte, Ottawa fell into a tub of boiling water and was fatally scalded.
WILKINSON (Toronto) May 31 - Coroner Cotton has decided to investigate the circumstances surrounding of Edward Wilkinson, who was employed around the Grand Opera house, and who roomed at 123 King street east. Wilkinson was found unconscious in his room yesterday afternoon, and removed to St. Michael’s hospital where he expired soon afterwards.
It was usually quite late at night when deceased would reach home, and he was heard to go to his room about midnight, night before last. As no sound had been heard by afternoon yesterday, an entrance was effected. He was lying on the floor with blood oozing from a wound on his head. Doctor McCollom was called at once, and he ordered the man’s removal to the hospital. He died without regaining consciousness.
It is believed that the injuring was received by Wilkinson’s falling on a Toronto street while on his way home, which fact is borne out by the fact that the cap which he had worn was covered with blood. His skull was fractured.
RYCKMAN - The funeral of the late Mrs. Geo. Ryckman has been changed from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 Sunday. Service will be held at the First Methodist church.
MEAGHER (Toronto) May 31 - Jockey Patrick Meagher, who was crushed between St. Sulpice, the horse he was riding in the Thorncliffe Steeple Chase at the Woodbine, died early this morning. The accident is very deeply regretted by the Wooodbine management, as it is the first fatality in many years. St. Sulpice took a jump before he was up to it, and stumbling, rolled over on Meagher.
Meagher death was due however, to concussion of the brain caused by the fall. Meagher was a Toronto boy.
Monday, June 2, 1902
WILSON (Tottenham, Ont.) June 2- Harry Wilson, of Allendale, formerly of this town, brakeman on the G.T.R., was killed by falling from a car and being run over seven miles north of Allendale. Wilson was 28 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss.
DeMUN - The members of Mount Olive lodge of coloured masons had charge of the funeral of the late Hiram DeMun, which took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, 52 King William street. The funeral was largely attended, deceased having been well and favourably known. Rev. A.R. Hackley conducted the religious services and the pallbearers were; H. Brazier, S. Freeman, T.J. Derrick, F.J. Downing, J.L. Lightfoot, and J.H. Wilson.
HARDMAN (Toronto) June 2 - Edward Arthur Hardman, 217 Euclid Avenue, who was run down by a street car on May 10, died at the general hospital yesterday morning as a result of the injuries received at that time. Hardman was struck by a south-bound car on Bathurst street, as he was passing around the rear of a north bound car from which he had just alighted.
GROSSE (Morrisburg, Ontario) June 1 - While Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grosse of New York, were out boating yesterday afternoon, the boat upset, and before any assistance could be rendered both were drowned.
Mrs. Grosse was the daughter of Geo. Barrette, of this town, and only 19 years of age. She was married in New York, a short time ago, and with her husband was spending a few days here, before returning to the city.
MOWBRAY - Mrs. Thomas Mowbray, the wife of the well-known Toronto sculptor, died very suddenly on Saturday morning, due to the bursting of a blood vessel in the brain.
RYCKMAN - The funeral of the late Mrs. G.H. Ryckman took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence, Victoria avenue north. The remains were taken to the First Methodist church, followed by a very large gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends, and at the church Rev. Dr. Wilson conducted an impressive funeral service. The church was crowded and nearly one half of the centre seats of the auditorium were filled with mourners, who had come from outside places. The members of the local W.C.T.U. also attended in a body, the deceased having been one of the most active workers in that organization. The members of the church choir of which the deceased was also a member, were becomingly attired in black, and the pulpit and choir gallery were heavily draped with crepe, the chair occupied by the seat left vacant and draped.
But one special piece of music was sung by the church quartet. It was the well-known hymn, Saved by Grace, a favourite by the departed singer. While the funeral procession was entering and leaving the church, Miss Mann, the organist played the Dead March, in Saul and Beethoven’s funeral march.
Doctor Wilson spoke briefly from the words “I go to prepare a place for you” and at the conclusion of his talk opportunity was given for the friends of the W.C.T.U. to view the remains. Each member of the W.C.T.U. while passing the coffin, dropped in a white carnation, the emblem of the society. The coffin was surrounded by masses of memorial offerings from sorrowing friends.
At the close of the church service, the remains were followed to Hamilton Cemetery by a large crowd and were there interred. The pallbearers were; A. Hayes, A. Ross, J. Overhold, A.M. Waters, F. Brough and W. Marshall.
SMALE (Brantford) June 2 - Mervin Smale, a young lad aged 15, went to the Grand River for a swim yesterday afternoon, and getting beyond his depth was drowned. The body was recovered about half an hour later.
Tuesday, June 3, 1902
HARTLEY - At 347 Hughson street north, on Monday, June 2nd, Maryann, widow of the late Samuel Hartley, aged 84 years. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon June 4th. Private.
HAMMOND - In this city, on Monday June 2nd, 1902, David William Hammond. Funeral from his late residence, 412 James street north, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and members of Advance Lodge, C.O.O.F. please accept this intimation.
David W. Hammond died yesterday afternoon, after a painful and prolonged illness of four months. Mr. Hammond came to Hamilton when a boy, being born in Canterbury, Eng. After working for Mr. Rowe, grocer, Ferguson avenue north, for several years, he went into business for himself on James street north. Of late he had been in the employ of Messers, Lumsden Bros., grocers of this city. Mr. Hammond leaves to mourn his loss, a widow and one son, Joseph Rossiter, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
GRAHAM (Fort William) June 2 - A man named Graham was killed this afternoon on the steel dock while discharging the cargo from the steamer Johnson. About that all is known of the man at the present time is that he is a stranger and had been here only a short time. He was killed by being struck by a rail caused by the breaking of the gin pole.
CHAPMAN (St. Ann’s) June 2 - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Chapman passed away after a 3 week’s illness with whooping cough. The funeral service was conducted at the house by Mr. Morley. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the neighbourhood in their loss.
TURNER (St. Catharines) June 2 - George Turner, a Grantham farmer, was found dead on his farm this afternoon. He went out to work as usual after dinner apparently in good health, and was found about two hours afterwards lying in the field dead. Heart trouble is assigned as the cause.
CHITTENDEN (Olean) June 2 - Mrs. Maggie Chittenden, wife of Jared Chittenden, of this city, committed suicide by taking strychnine at her home on Reed street this morning. Her husband had complained of certain household expenses, and shortly afterward she threw a little envelope at his feet and started for another room.
Mr. Chittenden picked up the envelope and seeing that it was marked poison he followed her and said “you haven’t taken that have you?”
The woman said that she had, and medical aid was hastily summoned but arrived too late to save the woman. She died about an hour and a half after swallowing the poison, with the usual fearful convulsions attending the taking of strychnine. Mrs. Chittenden was but 28 years old and is survived by her husband, and four children.
Wednesday, June 4, 1902
KUNTZ - On June 4, at his late residence 19 Bay street north, Henry Kuntz, in his 47th year. Funeral notice later.
After an illness that had continued more or less severely for some months, Harry Kuntz, the well-known proprietor of the Kuntz Brewing establishment, died at an early hour this morning. Pneumonia was the first complaint to lay Mr. Kuntz up, and he had hardly recovered from that disease when an affection of the liver made its appearance, developing into a dropaleal complaint, that baffled the skill of the best physicians and terminated fatally. Mr. Kuntz was one of the best known and most generally liked of all the brewers in Canada. His heart was as large as his frame, and he was a giant in stature. Hotel men everywhere knew him and liked him, and today countless friends mourn his death.
The deceased was a son of the late Jacob Kuntz, the founder of the present large brewing establishment on Bay street. Some years ago Harry bought out the business from his father, and since he took charge the concern has grown wonderfully. Mr. Kuntz was only 48 years of age, and his unexpected taking off in the prime of his manhood will be a serious blow to the business, for the success of which he was ever planning.
The deceased leaves a widow and two orphan children of his wife’s sister, who had adopted by him.
The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from the family residence, Bay street north.
The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. the K. of P., the C.O.O.F., the A.O.F. Doric lodge, A.F. amd A.M., the Germanic Benevolent Association, and the Germania clyb.
FRENCH - At his late residence, 184 Hannah street west, on Tuesday June 3, 1902, Benjamin French in his 72nd year. Funeral notice later.
PTOLEMY (Saltfleet) - On June 4, 1902, Roger Hall Ptolemy, in his 76th year, native of Ayrshire, Scotland, Funeral on Friday at 2:00 o”clock.
ANDERSON (Windsor, Ontario) June 4 - A body supposed to be that of John Anderson, a well-known character of Windsor, was found in the Detroit river at Sandwich yesterday afternoon. From the appearance of the body, it had been in the water for a long time. John Anderson, who was last employed as a clerk at the Crown Inn, Walkerville, disappeared about three months ago. He was 54 years old and had lived in Windsor for the past ten years.
POWELL - George Powell, a much-respected-resident of London for 60 years, died Monday. He was with the Field Battery at Niagara Falls in 1866.
ANDERSON - George W. Anderson, for 18 years trombone player in the Grand Opera house orchestra, Toronto died yesterday morning after a lingering illness.
LAIDLAW - John Laidlaw, of Kingston, aged 70 years, died yesterday after a brief illness. He was the senior member of the dry goods firm of John Laidlaw & Son.
CHURCH (Ottawa) June 3 - Doctor Church, dentist, died suddenly tonight. He is supposed to have taken a dose of arsenic in mistake for calomel. He was sick most of the day as a result but towards evening felt better, and asked to be taken to his home in Aylmer, Quebec. The request was granted and two hours later he suffered a relapse and died. He was 31 years of age, prominent in Masonic and Anglican circles. He makes a third member of the family to died within a few months.
Thursday, June 5, 1902
KUNTZ - On June 4, at his late residence, 19 Bay street north, Henry Kuntz, in his 47th year. Funeral Friday morning at 9:30 from his late residence to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
FREND - At his late residence, 106 Hannah street west, on Tuesday, June 3, 1902, Benjamin Frend, in his 72nd year. Funeral service at the Church of the Ascension, Friday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
SCRIBBER - W.C. Scribber, well-known all through Canada, died last night at his home near Marthaville. Mr. Scribber filled many important positions. At one time he was purchasing agent for the G.T.R.
CASHEN (St. Catharines, Ontario) June 4 - About 3:30 this afternoon, as workman were digging a trench for the waterworks on Center street, the bank caved in, burying a man named Thomas Cashen, about 50 years of age. He was dug out as soon as possible but died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. His chest was caved in.
GLIONNA - Rocco Glionna, an Italian about 65 years of age, was found dead in his room in Mrs. Cottell’s house at 163 Center avenue, Toronto, yesterday.
RYAN - John Ryan, the eldest son of Peter Ryan, registrar of East Toronto, died early yesterday morning. His malady was consumption and his death was not unexpected by his immediate friends.
Friday, June 6, 1902
KUNTZ - On June 4, at his late residence, 19 Bay street north, Henry Kuntz, in his 47th year. Funeral Friday morning at 9:30 from his late residence to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
All that was mortal of the late Henry Kuntz was laid in the tomb at Holy Sepulchre cemetery this morning. The funeral, which took place from the family residence, Bay street north, was one of the largest that has been seen in Hamilton in years. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral, where solemn Requiem High Mass was sung by Father Mahoney. Father Hinchey was Deacon; Father Walters, subdeacon and Father Donovan, master of ceremonies. The church was crowded with sorrowing friends of the deceased. At the grave, Fathers Mahoney, and Hinchey officiated. There were eight honorary and eight and eight active pallbearers.
FREND - At his late residence, 194 Hannah street west, on Tuesday, June 3, 1902, Benjamin Frend, in his 72nd year. Funeral service at the Church of the Ascension, Friday at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
The remains of Benjamin Frend were laid at rest this afternoon. The funeral was largely attended, deceased having had a large circle of friends who deeply mourn his loss. The funeral took place from the family residence, 166 Hannah street west, and proceeded to the Church of the Ascension, where an impressive service was conducted by Rev. W.H. Wade. The pallbearers were; J.B. Browne, George LeReche, A.T. Freed, George H. Bull, H.C. Buriton and J.J. Evel.
MEPHAN - At 309 Main street west, on Thursday, June 5, 1902, Martha Scott, beloved wife of Thomas Mephan, age 43 years and 9 months. Funeral on Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
After a lingering illness from lung trouble, Mrs. Thos, Mephan, 359 Main street west, died yesterday afternoon, leaving a husband, four daughters, and two sons to mourn her loss. Mrs. Mephan was a lady with a wide circle of friends, and her death will be sincerely mourned by many. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the family residence.
SHUTER (Caistor Centre) June 6 - A number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. R. Shuter, of Caistorville, on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Shuter was the second daughter of A. Lounsbury, of this place.
FISHER (Caistor Centre) - Mr. and Mrs. A. Teeter attended the funeral of the latter’s father, Mr. Fisher, of Smithville, on Thursday.
PAGE (Freelton) June 5 - Peter Page and family, of Mountsberg, have been deeply bereaved recently. Their son Charles, who has been residing in British Columbia for several years, died suddenly, and the body was brought home on Monday of this week. On Tuesday, June 3, the funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church by A.I. Snyder of Freelton. A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral.
TAYLOR - The funeral of Isabelle D. Taylor took place yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended. The deceased had lived in Tapleytown for the last six years, being a daughter of the late Judge Taylor. She had a host of friends. After the usual sermon at the home, the remains were taken to the English church, where the services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith, Rev. Canon Bull, Sr., and Rev. Mr. Bull, Jr. The pallbearers were John H. Clark, Thos. Tweedle, Adam Reid, Joseph Armstrong, James Hildreth, and Samuel Hildreth.
Saturday, June 7, 1902
JOHNSON - The death occurred suddenly in Toronto last evening of E.J. Johnson. Mr. Johnson carried on a large furniture and undertaking business, in Whitby, Ontario, for a number of years.
GOODWIN - Walter Bevis has returned to Toronto. He came to attend the funeral of his late comrade, William Goodwin, Clark avenue.
Monday, June 9, 1902
FINK - At his late residence 117 North Pearl street, on Sunday, 8th June, 1902, Walter Fink, aged 86 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
SNODGRASS - In this city on Sunday, June 8th, 1902, Peter Snodgrass, aged 39 years. Funeral from his late residence, 11 Sophia street, on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
GEEN (Toronto) June 9 - Edgar Geen, son of James Geen, a well-known citizen of Belleville, Ontario, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the Warerooms of Evans & Sons, wholesale druggists, 23 Front street where he was employed. He was found in the basement in an unconscious state about 2 o’clock,. Although all was done to revive him, death ensued within half an hour.
Deceased was 21 years of age. He served in South Africa with the First Canadian Contingent and was laid up with enteric fever. Ever since then, he had been subject to fits of fainting and dizziness due to heart trouble.
NOLAN (Toronto) June 9 - Dennis J. Nolan, the fireman who was thrown off a reel at the corner of Sherbourne and Isabella streets, on the occasion of a fire on the latter street about three months ago, died suddenly at a quarter to six last evening, just after entering the vacant house at 92 Front street east, where he had gone to inspect with a friend.
Deceased was a widower, 32 years of age, and is survived by three children. Doctor Simpson was summoned and he set down the cause as apoplexy.
WELLBANK - Andrew Wellbank, of Millford, was found dead in bed.
JETTE - Joseph Jette, a young lad of Ottawa, was drowned swimming in the canal Saturday afternoon. The body was recovered.
LEEMING - Henry B. Leeming, for many years collector of customs at the Port of Brantford, died on Saturday afternoon after a lengthy illness. Mr. Leeming was 71 years of age.
O’BRIEN - Father Patrick O’Brien, for the last four years parish priest at Madoc, died in Belleville on Saturday at the Roman Catholic Presbytery. The cause of death was heart trouble. Deceased was 32 years of age.
SHERRY (Belleville, Ontario) June 8 - Edward Sherry, aged 45, a farmer of Tyendinaga township, near Shannonville, met a tragic death on Saturday afternoon. He was on his way to Belleville about nine miles from his home. Sometime afterwards he was found lying on the road, about three miles from Shannonville with his neck broken and his team standing a short distance from his body. He was subject to fits, and the probability is that he fell from his wagon during one of these attacks. He leaves a wife and two children.
MALCOLM (Woodstock, Ontario) June 7 - Wm. Malcolm, president of the North Oxford Reform association, died suddenly at his home on the sixteenth line of East Zorra last night. Mr. Malcolm was sitting on the veranda of his house resting after the days work on his farm, when he suddenly fell over and expired instantly from heart disease. Deceased was one of the best known farmers in the county, and was an active politician. He leaves a widow and a family of eight grownup children.
Tuesday, June 10, 1902
FINK - At his late residence, 117 North Pearl street, on Sunday, 8th June, 1902, Walter Fink, aged 86 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery.
REYNOLDS - Died, at Baltimore, on the 9th inst., Thos. William Reynolds, M.D., late assistant medical superintendent Hamilton Asylum. Funeral at Brockville.
News reached the city last night of the death in Baltimore, of Doctor Reynolds, assistant superintendent of the Hamilton Asylum. While Doctor Reynold’s friends knew that he had not been in the best of health, he being at the time of his death on leave of absence for recuperative purposes, they were not prepared for the news of his death, and were consequently very much shocked. About four months ago, Doctor Reynolds, secured leave of absence and went on a extended trip through the States, having been suffering from lung weakness. His condition while away had improved and no one had any idea that the end was so near.
The deceased was a man of about 50 years of age. He came to Hamilton about 17 years ago, from Brockville, where his people lived, and went on the Asylum staff as Junior, gaining promotion until he became assistant superintendent some years ago. He was married to a daughter of the late Judge Logie, and leaves a widow and one daughter to mourn his death.
He was a member of Barton Lodge, A.F. and A.M., a past president and enthusiastic member of the Hamilton Scientific association, and a prominent worker in St. Thomas church, where he will be much missed. Deceased was a gentleman of agreeable and pleasant disposition, and had a host of friends in the city.
The remains will be brought to Brockville for interment in the family plot there.
JARIOTT - At the residence of Alexander Reid, 232 Wellington street north on June 10th, 1902, Betsy Jariott, aged 65 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends please accept this intimation.
Miss Betsy Jariott died this morning at the residence of Alex Reid, 232 Wellington street north. She was 65 years of age.
GUERIN (Toronto) June 10 - Thomas Guerin, 300 Dufferin street, a boiler maker employee at the foot of Brock street, was struck by a train about noon today while crossing the track, and fatally injured. He was removed to the Emergency hospital but died before the ambulance reached there.
TAYLOR - Miss T.D. Taylor, who died at her home, Church cottage, Tapleytown, on Tuesday last, was the daughter of Col. Taylor, late Judge of the District Court, Tapleytown. The deceased lady came out from England, with her parents 84 years ago. Miss Taylor laid the cornerstone of the old brick church at Tapleytown. The deceased was a life-member of the Church of England, and was always a strong advocate for temperance and Sabbath observance.
PTOLEMY (Fruitland) June 9 - Mr. and Mrs. James Ptolemy attended the funeral of Mr. Ptolemy, Roger Ptolemy, of Tapleytown, on Friday.
SNODGRASS - The funeral of the late Peter Snodgrass, which took place this afternoon, from his late residence, 11 Sophia street, was very largely attended. Rev. R. Martin conducted the religious services.
Wednesday, June 11, 1902
BERRYMAN - At Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, on April 27, James Henry Berryman, eldest son of James E. and Mrs. Berryman, of this city, aged 43 years.
SNODGRASS - The funeral of Peter Snodgrass took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, 11 Sophia street, to Hamilton cemetery, and was largely attended by sympathising friends. As the funeral cortege passed the Sophia, the pupils, teachers, and Principal Ballard stood in line in front of the building with uncovered heads, and the flag waved at half mast from the top of this beautiful structure. Rev. R. Martin conducted the service at the house and grave. The bearers were; John Finley, John Bremner, William Campbell, Thomas Peden, Robert Jackson, and William Monk.
FINK - The funeral of the late Walter Fink, which took place this afternoon from his late residence, 117 Pearl street north, was very largely attended. Rev. R. Martin the religious services.
WOODMAN - Mrs. Woodman, York street, received word yesterday that her son, John Woodman, had died of enteric fever on board the Castrian. The casualty department sent word by cable to the Governor General of the South African Soldiers who had died at sea, but the name was incorrectly given as John J. Woodmore.
Thursday, June 12, 1902
WALKER - In this city on Wednesday June 11th, John Alexander Walker, aged 31 years and 11 months. Funeral from his mother’s residence, 22 Ferguson avenue north, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. to Stoney Creek cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
CARROLL - Robert Carroll, Sr., aged 82, years and 4 months, who had been ailing for a year, died in Kingston yesterday.
WALTON (Toronto) June 12 - Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Walton, the wife of George A. Walton, a retired dress patternmaker, of Toronto, left her home, 120 Riverside Drive, New York, yesterday afternoon to go shopping. After walking about a block she fell to the street and died before an ambulance arrived. She had been moving some heavy furniture in her room in the morning, and it is supposed the strain hastened her death. She was 56 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton left Toronto about 10 years ago, for New York.
Friday, June 13, 1902
WALKER - In this city on Wednesday June 11th, John Alexander Walker, aged 31 years and 11 months. Funeral from his mother’s residence, 22 Ferguson avenue north, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. to Stoney Creek cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
BESSEY - In this city, on Thursday, June 12th, George Bessey, aged 71 years. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30, from the residence of his son J.M. Bessey, 101 Cannon street east. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
WOODS (Chatham, Ontario) June 12 - Nelson Woods, the eleven-year-son- of John Woods, blacksmith, Wallaceburg, was instantly killed by lightning this evening. The lad was standing in his father’s shop watching a severe electrical storm. Several other person in the immediate vicinity felt the force of the shock, but the lightning left no trace of its presence in the shop.
The only mark on the lad was a small burn back of the ear.
ETHERINGTON (Exeter) June 12 - Mrs. Stephenson Etherington, a highly respected lady of Concession 4, Osborne township, dropped dead at her home this evening. Deceased was about 65 years of age. Heart failure is supposed to be the cause of her death.
Saturday, June 14, 1902
BESSEY - In this city, on Thursday, June 12, George Bessey, aged 71 years. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son J.M. Bessey, 102 Cannon street east. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
JACOBS - In Binbrook, on June 14, 1902, Elma Emeline, beloved wife of Hamilton Jacobs, in her 34th year. Funeral Sunday at 1:00 o’clock from her late residence, Elfrida, to Stone Church, Buckbee road, for final service and internment. Friends and acquaintances will please attend.
BACKUS (Chatham) June 12 - Dr. Lorenzo Backus, a prominent Maple city physician, was found dead in bed in his bachelor apartments. The woman who attended to the rooms found him when she went to clean up this morning. Doctor was exceedingly well known and popular. He graduated in medicine from Trinity college, Toronto, in 1882. Coroner Bray opened an inquest tonight.
KERR - The death occurred last night of Wm. C. Kerr, one of Brockville’s oldest and most respected citizens who had attained the age of 84 years.
Monday, June 16, 1902
BESSEY - The remains of the late George Bessey, were laid in their last resting place yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place from the residence of his son, 101 Cannon street and was largely attended. Rev. W.F. Wilson conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were; Ald. Morden, Robert Given, George Green, M. Freeman, Albert Pain, and Mr. Lang.
SYNGE (Toronto) June 16 - Mrs. Lennie Synge, who resided with her brother-in-law and her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richardson, at 20 Teraulay street, died in an extremely sudden manner at 1 o’clock yesterday morning.
Mrs. Synge, who was 31 years of age, had been suffering from phthisis, and being run down had been confined to bed for a month past. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were up attending to her shortly before she died, and were attracted to her room by a strangling sound. Death occurred before a doctor could be procured.
PENNOCK (Ottawa) June 15 - W.A. Pennock, insurance agent, and for many years secretary of the Ottawa Collegiate Institute Board, died yesterday morning. He arose at 4:00 o’clock to get a drink and by mistake drank disinfectant. The mistake was probably due to the dim light and Mr. Pernock’s poor sight, he being 77 years old. He was prominently identified with the Protestant charities in the city.
GUSTERSON - The body of the man who committed suicide Saturday morning by throwing himself under a train at the Hunter street station was identified Saturday afternoon as that of William Gusterson, 183 Jackson street east. The first intimation the police got of who the man was, was when they made a second search of his clothing after the man was removed to the morgue. In an inside vest pocket was found a summons served on Gusterson last week, calling on him to attend Magistrate Jelf’s court and explain why he had neglected to take out a license to pedal fish. This gave the police a clue and the Gusterson family were notified. A son of deceased’s went to the morgue, and while the features are not recognizable, he had no trouble in identifying the clothes as those his father wore, when he left home Saturday morning.
Gusterson had been in a despondent mood for several days, and when he left home Saturday morning, he remarked to his wife that she might read of him in the newspapers that evening. Little dreaming that he contemplated ending his life, Mrs. Gusterson paid no attention to the remark. Deceased took one of his little boys up town with him, but left him at the wood market shortly before 10:00 o’clock he evidently walk straight from the wood market to the station, for he was seen in the vicinity of the station some time before the train arrived from Buffalo.
As soon as the body was identified, it was removed from the city morgue to Blachford & Sons private morgue to be prepared for burial, and the funeral, which was private, took place from Blachford’s parlours yesterday afternoon. A widow, two sons and a daughter mourn his loss.
An inquest was opened by Coroner Griffin at the City hospital at 1:30 Saturday.
JOHNSTON - Fred E. Johnston, city editor of the St. Thomas Times died in Kingbridge Springs, PA., where he had gone for the benefit of his health.
MALLOCH - Doctor Malloch, one of the oldest medical practitioners at Ottawa, is dead. He was walking along the street when he fell in a fainting fit. He was removed to his home. There he soon afterwards passed away.
SPENCE (Toronto) June 16 - David Spence, secretary of the department of immigration of Ontario, died at his late residence 60 Brock avenue, on Saturday at midnight aged 77 years. He had been ill since the 14th of May, and his death was not unexpected.
Mr. Spence came from Islay, Scotland, to Canada 55 years ago. After being in business in Cheltenham, Brampton, and Mount Forest, he returned to Toronto, and became editor of the Church Herald, the Anglican organ, owned by Rev. Mr.Stimson. Then he accepted the editorship of the Canada Scotsman, which he carried on with great success for some years.
He entered the employ of the Ontario Government as Immigration superintendent upwards of thirty years ago, being appointed by the late Hon. Archibald Mackellar.
Many farmers throughout the province were accustomed to look to Mr. Spence for their supply of hired men. He used to take a personal interest in the settlers, and was a man of most unselfish character.
Mr. Spence was a charter member of the Toronto Gaelic Society, and was twice president and was regarded as one of the best Gaelic scholars in Canada. He was a member of Parkdale Presbyterian church.
POULIOT (Ottawa) June 15 - Capt. L.H. Pouliot, a well-known resident of Ottawa, was drowned in the Rideau Canal on Saturday afternoon while trying to save his niece, Alice Loranger, from a similar fate. Miss Loranger was wading in the canal. She went beyond her depth, and when sinking her cries were heart by Capt. Pouliot, who was sitting on the bank. He managed to reach the girl, and kept her above the water, but when help came to her, he sank. William Hedley, a young man, who saw the girl struggling in the water, jumped in and rescued her.
Capt. Pouliot was 49 years of age, and was an employee of the post office. He was the son of the late J.B. Pouliot, the former M.P. for Temiscouata county, and was for years a member of the Pontifical Zouades. He leaves a widow and a son. The remains will be taken to Quebec for interment.
Tuesday, June 17, 1902
WEBSTER, CAMPBELL - George Webster, sawyer, and Hugh Campbell, fireman, were killed by the explosion of a boiler in the Ontario Lumber company’s mill at French River.
CHRISTIE - Owen Sound lost probably its oldest resident on Saturday night when at the age of 82, death removed David Christie, who had been a resident of the place since 1851.
PIDDINGTON - A telegram has been received from Ontario, near Los Angeles, Cal., announcing the death there of Alfred Piddington, formerly a well-known book seller and stationer of Toronto.
RICHARDSON - Rev. James E. Richardson, a superannuated Methodist minister, died in Kingston yesterday of anaemia after a three weeks illness. He was a Canadian, born at Scarboro, Ontario, over 70 years ago, and a brother John Richardson, M.L.A. for East York.
GAULEY (Goderich, Ontario) June 16 - The body of Abraham Gauley, a labourer, was found in the harbour here this afternoon. He lived on one of the islands in the harbour, and left home about ten o’clock on Saturday morning, using his boat to reach the dock, the bridge having being removed on account of dredging. Nothing is known of how the accident happened. He did not return home at the usual time, and his hat was seen floating in the harbour. A search party was then made up and the harbour dragged. He was a widower, and leaves a family of four small children.
HALL - At Fredonia, N.Y., on June 17, 1902, George A., son of James and Jean Hall, of 376 Hughson street north, aged 28 years. Funeral notice later.
KERR - At her late residence, corner Locke and Peter streets, on Tuesday June 17, 1902, Henrietta, beloved wife of W.J. Kerr, in her 64th year. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
W.J. Kerr has the sympathy of a large circle of friends on account of the death of his wife which occurred today. The deceased was a lovable lady, her mission in life being to do good and make others happy.
DUSTON - At his mother’s residence, 45 Picton street east, on Monday June 16, 1902, Guy Duston, in his 20th year. Funeral will leave above address on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for Christ Church Cathedral. Services will commence at 3:00 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ARMSTRONG - At her late residence, 134 Ferguson avenue north, on Monday, June 16, 1902, Ruth Armstrong, relict of the late Arthur Armstrong in her 77th year. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
Wednesday, June 18, 1902
HALLERAN - Patrick Halleran, for 49 years a grocer in this city and a resident here for a longer time than that, died at his home, Catharine and Barton streets early this morning, after a week’s illness from pneumonia. The deceased was born in County Clare, Ireland, 73 years ago and came to Hamilton when a young man. He was a fine old Irish gentleman, well liked by everyone who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He leaves a widow, four sons and three daughters, the sons being James, John, and Patrick, of Anaconda, Montana, and Edward of Toronto. The daughters are Kate, who lives at home, Sister Bonaventure, of St. Joseph’s convent, Hamilton, and Sister Mechtilde, of Loretta convent of Joliett, Ill.,
The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
DONNELLY (Port Dalhousie) June 18 - The body of John Donnelly, of Toronto, late fireman of the steamer Canbria, was found floating in the harbour here this morning. Donnelly had been working in the village last week. How he met death is not known. He is supposed to have a brother and sister living in Toronto.
PHILPOTT - Pastor D.W. Philpott, of the Gospel Tabernacle has gone to Chicago to bring back the remains of his brother James, of whose death he was notified yesterday.
KERR - At her late residence corner Locke and Peter streets, on Tuesday, June 17, 1902, Henrietta, beloved wife of W.J. Kerr, in her 64th year. Funeral from above address, on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
DUSTON - At his mother’s residence 48 Picton street east, on Monday, June 16, 1902, Guy Duston, in his 20th year. Funeral will leave above address on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for Christ Church Cathedral. Services will commence at 3 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ARMSTRONG - At her late residence, 124 Ferguson street north, on Monday June 16, 1902, Ruth Armstrong, relict of the late Arthur Armstrong in her 77th year. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
HALL - At Fredonia, N.Y., on June 17, George A. 11th son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, in his 28th year. Funeral at 2:30 Thursday from 276 Hughson street north. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
HALLERAN - In this city, on the 17th inst., Patrick Halleran, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, 31 Barton street east, Saturday morning, June 21, at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Thursday, June 19, 1902
FITZPATRICK - Mrs. Fitzpatrick, widow of the late Peter Fitzpatrick, passed away this morning at her residence, 301 Barton street east. She had been sick for several weeks, and the end was not unexpected. Deceased was 72 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for more 50 years. She is survived by two sons - Charles, who is in California, and James, who is in British Columbia, and one daughter, Miss Sarah Fitzpatrick.
LANGMUIR - Mrs. J.W. Langmuir, wife of the general manager of the Toronto General Trusts Corp. Died yesterday afternoon.
HALL - The remains of the late George A. Hall, who died at Fredonia, N.Y., arrived here last night and the funeral took place this afternoon from the family resident Hughson street north. A large number of sorrowing friends followed the cortege to the cemetery. Rev. Mr. Kinnon, of Knox street, was the officiating clergyman. The pallbearers; Robt. Fraser, George Reid, John McLennan, Robert Anderson, H. Ralston, and Dr. Soch, Fredonia, N.Y.
Friday, June 20, 1902
STEWART - A coloured woman, who resided alone in a small house at 112 Macnab street north, met with an awful death at a early hour this morning. In some unknown manner her humble home caught fire, and before she could escape she was overcome by the smoke, and was either suffocated or burned to death.
One o’clock was just striking when Sargt. Castell who was passing along MacNab street, discovered that the house was on fire. He immediately set up a cry of fire, and it was passed along until it got to Constable Betties, who turned in an alarm from the Hotel Royal. The department was soon on the scene but the fire had evidently had been for some time, and the interior of the house was enveloped in flames. The door was broken in and the widows opened, which gave the smoke a chance to escape. It did not take many minutes to extinguish the fire, but before the fireman got very far with their work they were horrified to fine that a woman’s body was lying in the east end of the building, just where the fire was burning the fiercest. It was carried into the open air, but was found to be lifeless.
The deceased was a widow, and is survived by one son, Alfred Stewart, of the Cleveland police force. He has been telegraphed for and the arrangements for the funeral will not be made until he arrives.
An inquest was opened by Coroner Wolverton, at noon today. After viewing the body the jury adjourned until next Tuesday night.
The loss by fire is not heavy, there being very little to burn in the house. The estimated damage to the building is $100 and to the contents $40.
HALLERAN - In this city, on the 17th inst., Patrick Halleran, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, 91 Barton street east, Saturday morning, June 21, at 8:30, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Please omit flowers.
FITZPATRICK - At her late residence 302 Barton street east,on the 19th inst., Mrs. Mary Fitzpatrick, widow of the late Peter Fitzpatrick, aged 73 years. Funeral notice later.
Friday, June 20, 1902
FIELDS (Burlington) June 20 - Mrs. Fields, wife of J.J. Fields, merchant died last evening after only two days illness, peritonitis being the cause.
LANG (Burlington) June 20 - Mrs. Lang, an old and highly respected lady, was found dead in bed this morning. She had been dead about six hours when found. Heart failure was the cause of death.
DUNDAS (Toronto) June 20 - Minnie Dundas, eighteen years old, was employed in the Christie Brown & Company biscuit factory and who lived with her brother at 241 Bain avenue, was almost instantly killed about half-past 8 o’clock last evening by being struck by a Grand Trunk engine at the Pape avenue crossing.
Miss Dundas left home on her wheel to go for a ride shortly after 8:00 o’clock. As she approached the railway crossing, a freight train was proceeding eastward, and had almost passed. The gates used for the protection of the public were, according to the guard, down at the time, but the young woman managed to pass them in some way. The gateman saw her do so, and he also saw a special train rapidly approaching the crossing coming in from Rosebank. He shouted to warn the girl of her danger, but she seemed to lose her head completely. The engine struck her while she fairly on the track. It threw her about 20 yards.
Kind hands lifted her and carried her bruised and bleeding from the track, while P.C. Lydiatt sent word to Dr. Rowan. Although the latter was in attendance as soon as possible, his services were useless, for the girl lived for a very short time, and had expired before his arrival.
Examination showed that her skull had been crushed in, and besides contusions and cuts, her right leg ha d been broken in two places.
VEDDER (Ottawa) June 19 - Mrs. Dora Vedder, 26 years of age, who lived on College avenue in this city, was killed in a street car accident tonight. She was riding on a bicycle on Sparks street, and was trying to pass in front of an electric car going east on Sparks street, when she became confused and was struck by a car going in the opposite direction. The motorman of the car did not see her, and did not even have time to drop the fender, and the woman was dragged along by the car. When extricated, she was dead. Those who saw the accident say that the motorman was not to blame. An inquest will be held tomorrow.
MIGHTON (Toronto, Ont) June 20 - Mrs. S.J. Mighton, wife of a commercial traveller residing at 255 Dennison avenue, was found dead in her bedroom this morning having being suffocated by gas. The case was one of suicide of the most deliberate nature. Mrs. Mighton, was about 45 years of age, had just returned from visiting her husband at Winnipeg. She was last seen by the neighbours on Monday, and these becoming alarmed, called in the police today who broke into the house. The door of one of the bedrooms was locked and a piece of wood was wedged in to keep out the air. Mrs. Mighton was found in bed on her face. She had been dead for two or three days. Mrs. Mighton’s husband recently wrote to her from Hotel Vendome, Winnipeg.
SYMONS (Toronto) June 20 - A very old and highly respected citizen of Toronto passed away yesterday morning, in the person of John Symons. Deceased was born in Derby, in England, in the year 1808, and consequently at the time of his death had reached the advanced age of upwards of 93 years.
Mr. Symons leaves surviving him, his widow, a daughter of the late David Thornburn, M.P., two sons, John T. Symons, estate broker, and David T. Symons, barrister, of this city; and three daughters, one of them Mrs. G.M. Shaw, of Hamilton, and the remaining two residing at home.
KERR - The funeral of Mrs. Kerr took place today from 98 Locke street north, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. T. Albert Moore. The pallbearers were; W.H,. Geo. S., Frank, and H.R. Kerr, Samuel Hilton, and Geo. Coombe. There were many floral offerings including handsome designs from the employees of Kerr & Coombs, and organizations in connection with Zion Tabernacle.
Saturday, June 21, 1902
MIGHTON - Mrs. Mighton, who was suffocated by gas at Toronto, used to live here some years ago. Mr. Mighton was Northwest Traveller for the Tuckett company.
WILLIAMS (Quebec) June 20 - This morning at 4 o’clock Mrs. Williams, of Hamilton, Ont., died suddenly at Mathurin’s hotel, at the Palaise in this city. She arrived there yesterday from a visit to the Shrine at St. Anne De Beaupre, and intended remaining in Quebec for a few days before returning to Hamilton. She ate her supper at the hotel last evening and shortly afterwards retired to her room. The other boarders were awakened early this morning by hearing a noise a issue from the room occupied by Mrs. Williams, and, on the door being opened, she was found to be in an unconscious state and groaning aloud. The services of Doctor George Turcotte were quickly secured but before he arrived Mrs. Williams had breathed her last. Congestion of the lungs, brought on by indigestion, is believed to be the cause of death. The coroner was notified, and the remains were removed to the morgue, where an inquest will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.
Deceased seemed to be a lady of refinement and was about 60 years of age. She was exceedingly well dressed and apparently well to do.
JACOBS (Fulton) June 18 - The funeral of the late Mrs. H. Jacobs, of Elfrida ,took place here on Sunday from her late residence. She had been a sufferer for some time, but was of a cheerful disposition, and fully resigned to the will of the Lord. The services were conducted by Rev. B.L. Cohoe, who preached a very impressive sermon from the text “Let me die the death of the righteous).
BUCKBEE (Fulton) June 18 - On Saturday, Price Buckbee died very suddenly of heart failure at his home. He was upwards of 80 years of age, and had been a resident of this place for over 70 years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Mathers, of Ker, and his remains are were interred in the Methodist cemetery on Monday. The deceased leaves M. Buckbee, of Hamilton, Mrs.G Cann, of Hamilton; Mrs. W. Watt of Tweedside, and Mrs. L. Nelson of this place. Among those present from a distance to attend the last sad rights of the deceased ; M. Buckbee and family, G. Cann and family W. Buckbee and family, Mrs. A. McCallum, W. Hendershot all of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. H. Buckbee of Ancaster, and Mr. and Mrs. Adkins of Grimsby.
HORTON (Caistor Centre) June 16 - Another of Caistor’s oldest residents, Mrs. Horton, passed away on Thursday at the age of 83. The interment took place at Merritt’s Settlement on Saturday afternoon.
TAGE (Mountsberg) June 16 - The funeral of the late William Tage took place last week. His remains were followed to the Mountsberg cemetery by a large number of sympathizing friends. The deceased was a very highly-esteemed young man.
Monday, June 23, 1902
KIRK - A sad accident occurred at the residence of William Kirk, 195 York street, yesterday morning, in which Mr. Kirk’s 15 months old son lost his life. The little fellow was playing with a number of other children in the yard at the rear of the family residence. The other children went out on the street, leaving the little boy alone in the yard. He was just learning to walk and managed to get to a swing, and must have fallen across the rope and choked to death. Shortly before eleven o’clock, Mrs. Kirk went out to look for her baby, and was horrified to find his lifeless body lying across the rope. She carried it into the house and Doctor Philp was called but he could nothing. It was decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
It is supposed that when the little fellow fell on the rope he could not regain his feet, and, his wind being shut off was unable to cry loud enough to be heard. Mrs. and Mrs. Kirk are almost heartbroken over the sad affair.
HEILIG - George Heilig, a well known contractor, after a long illness from cancer of the stomach, died at his home, 131 John street north, yesterday morning. He was 70 years of age, and had been in poor health for more than a year. The deceased was born in Wurtemburg, and came to America before he was 21 years of age.
He was a bricklayer by trade and first worked in Buffalo. When his employer, Contractor Wood built the Anglo American hotel, now the Waldorf on King street east, the deceased worked on the building. He remained a citizen from that time to his death.
The deceased, as a contractor, had charge of a number of important buildings and was greatly respected by all who knew him.
He was married twice, and leaves a widow and a large family, mostly grown up. Among them are; George and Adolph, Washington, D.C; Mrs. Pecore, Buffalo, Miss Lizzie, Buffalo, and Miss Bertha.
The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran church.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
GARBUTT, FIELDS, LAING, COLLINGWOOD (Burlington) June 23 - During the past week. four residents died. The first was the mother of Mrs. Garbutt, of the Burlington House, she was 86 years of age, and had been an invalid for some time. Next came the wife of J.J. Fields, after a few days illness with peritonitis. She had lived in the village some four years and was much esteemed. She was a life long member of the Methodist church. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. Next the grim reaper came for Mrs. Laing, an estimable old lady, 80 years of age, who was living alone with the exception of a little girl as attendant. She retired as usual in the evening, and on being called in the morning it was found she passed peacefully away. She leaves no immediate relatives in this vicinity. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church and had lived in the village some 40 years, her husband having predeceased some twelve years ago. Then on Sunday morning the call came for Thomas Collingwood, an aged resident of 84 years. He had lived in the village about fourteen years, and on his farm in Nelson up to that time. He was one of the pioneers of Nelson, coming there when about six years of age, and hewed out for himself a home in the woods with his father and mother. One brother and two sisters survive him, and he leaves a widow three sons and two daughters. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and will be buried on Tuesday at Lowville cemetery.
BRYMMER - Douglas Brymmer, the Dominion archivist, died at Ottawa yesterday. No man has done so much to collect documents of great historical to Canada. In 1872, the Government appointed him to collect and calendar documents pertaining to Canada and the result has been most gratifying. Students of American and Canadian history find in his collection the most authentic sources of investigation involving enormous labour, but throwing a flood of light in places which hitherto would have been obscured.
NINHAM (London, Ontario) June 22 - Gus Ninham, an Oneida Indian, was murdered at the Wood Bank hotel midnight Saturday. The man was one of a number of berry pickers, and was returning to Baker’s fruit farm, one half mile away, in company with John Charles, another Indian. Three unknown white men followed the Indians, calling them vile names. When Ninham turned to protest, one of the whites struck him with his fist or a stone, and knocked him to the ground. Charles ran for assistance and returned in twenty minutes with four other Indians. The latter saw two men jump over a fence beside which they had dragged Ninham, and their escape. The Indians saw that Ninham was dead.
Coroner Ferguson was notified, and has ordered an inquest. There are few signs of violence. Ninham’s face has a small abrasion, but the cause of death will only be revealed by a post-mortem. County officers believe they know who struck the fatal blow, and expect to effect some arrests within a short time. The dead Indian was 40 years of age, and came from Oneida reserve to help in the strawberry harvest.
LOWE - Wm. Lowe, for many years a trusted employee of S.F. McKinnon & Co., Toronto, died Saturday morning.
BROWN (Kingston, Ont.) June 22 - Word has been received here of the death through accident of Johnston Brown, of Parham. He was assisting at a barn-raising on Saturday, when the structure collapsed and fell on him killing him instantly. Mr. Brown was for years the proprietor of the Stanley-now Iroquois-hotel in this city.
MIGHTON (Toronto) June 23 - An inquest was held on Saturday afternoon by Coroner W.H.B. Atkins on the body of Mrs. S.J. Mighton, who was found dead in her bed at 155 Denison avenue last Friday morning. The jury found that deceased came to her death by gas poisoning, the case being an accidental one. Mr. Mighton is on his way home from the Northwest, and the remains will not be interred until his arrival.
Tuesday, June 24, 1902
HUTTON (Windsor, Ont.) June 23 - William J. Hutton, formerly of Wingham, Ontario was found dead this morning in a livery stable in Detroit. A .38 caliber revolver was clutched in his hand and a gaping wound in his right temple showed that it was a case of suicide.
Hutton was 50 years of age and had an interesting history. For a number of years he had been employed as a coachman in Detroit, but was formerly a prosperous hotel proprietor at Wingham. He was a well known horseman, and in his younger days rode many of his own mounts to victory. Thomas Tipling, his intimate friend, stated that Hutton’s career had been wrecked by family troubles. He and his wife separated about fifteen years ago and Mrs. Hutton was thought still living at Wingham. Hutton had been on a heavy spree for the past six weeks, and is supposed run through about $400 in savings, which he had on deposit at the Home Savings Bank.
Coroner Hoffman has notified Mrs. Hutton of the suicide and the remains will be held for a day or two.
YOUNG - John C. Young, seventy years old, died in the city of Detroit on Monday morning. He was born in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1832, and when nineteen years of age came to Hamilton and was connected with the Great Western Railway, Engineer Corps, that was constructing that railway from the Falls to London. In 1873, he went to Detroit in the service of the Grand Trunk road, and continued in the railway service during his life. He was a bachelor and had accumulated a considerable fortune.
SMITH - Benjamin B. Smith died at his residence near Southcote, on Monday afternoon. The deceased had been ill only three days and his death was a great shock to his relatives and friends. He leaves four sons - B.H., Rochester, Hamilton J.Watkin, Wash., Lafayette, Ancaster, Thomas, Germania, Mich., and two daughters - Mrs. Graham, Germania, Mich., and Mrs. McIntyre, Kerwood, Ont. The deceased was a highly respected resident of the township.
Wednesday, June 25, 1902
MARLOW (Kingston, Ont.) June 24 - It is generally supposed that Hiram Marlowe and his son George, of Wolfe Island, have been drowned, as they have been missing for three days. On Saturday evening, father and son rented a skiff at Bowman’s bridge boathouse and started to row to the island to spend Sunday. Yesterday afternoon as the boat had not been returned, Mr. Bowman made inquiries, and found that the men had not been home, the family knowing nothing, no doubt thinking they had remained at the mills.
This morning a searching party went down to the island’s shore looking for the skiff. It is feared the men were upset and drowned. The father was for years mate on the steamer Pierrepont.
FLYNN (Sarnia, Ont.) June 24 - At about 3:30 this morning, Patrick H. Flynn, aged 34, a deck hand on the steamer United Empire, met death by drowning in the St. Clair river, opposite the G.T.R. wharfs at Point Edward. Flynn was getting aboard the boat and fell from the gangplank into the water, and was drowned before help could reach him. The body was recovered.
NINHAM (London, Ont.) June 24 - John MacArthur, a young man of somewhat dissolute habits, residing in West Minister township, was arrested by High Constable McLeod, and Detective Ward at 11:00 o’clock on the charge of having murdered Gus Ninham, the Oneida Indian, who was killed at Woodbank near here, on Sunday night.
MacArthur is the son of Mrs. Alex MacArthur a widow residing just outside the city. The family is well connected.
The prisoner is a strapping young fellow standing six feet seven inches and weighting 230 pounds. He is not of vicious habits, but has been drinking a great deal. The warrant was issued this evening by Squire Smyth, and the prisoner was arraigned before him at the jail as soon as he arrived there,
being remanded until Monday next at 10:00 a.m.
The Indian, John Charles, who was with Ninham when the latter was killed, was secured by the constables today, and at the jail tonight identified the prisoner as the man who was kicking and striking Ninham when he (Charles) ran away. MacArthur offered no resistance when arrested.
STEWART - “We find that Hattie Stewart came to her death by suffocation by smoke from a fire in her house, which the jury believes was accidental”.
This was the verdict of the coroner’s jury summoned to inquire into the cause of the death of Mrs. Hattie Stewart, whose charred remains were found in her home, 112 MacNab street north, last Friday morning. The inquest, which was conducted by Coroner Woolverton, was held at No. 3 police station last night. Eight witnesses were examined, but they could not throw any light on the cause of the fire which cost the poor woman her life.
Minnie Gallagher, for whom the deceased worked, said she last saw her about 7:45 on the night of the fire. It as half an hour after the fire was discovered before she leaned the deceased was dead.
Miss Annie Gwyder, who resides next door to the deceased’s residence, saw her shortly before nine o’clock on the night of the fire. She left the house went south on MacNab street and returned about five minutes later. She heard no disturbance in her house that night..
Sergt. Castell told about discovering the fire about 1:o’clock last Friday morning. After sending Charles Fee to turn in a alarm he tried to force in the door, but failed. He heard nothing to lead him to believe that there was any person in the house. When the firemen arrived, they broke in the door and found deceased body. The coal oil lamp burner was found close to the body.
There was no evidence that deceased had tried to escape. Wallace James, sub-foreman on the fire department, gave the opinion that she was suffocated.
GUNN - Doctor Robert J. Gunn, an old and public spirited citizen of Whitby, is dead.
MacNAB -The many friends of Mrs. MacNab, 111 Elgin street, will regret to hear of her death which occurred yesterday morning after a somewhat long and painful illness. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon.
At her late residence 111 Elgin street, on Tuesday, June 24, 1902, Elizabeth, relict of the late Duncan A. MacNab, in her 70th year. Funeral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
HEILIG - The funeral of the late George Heilig took place yesterday afternoon from the deceased’s late residence. The pallbearers were T. Patterson, W. Cox, A. Bartmann, and T. Hitzroth. Rev. Emil Hoffmann conducted the burial service at the house and grave. There was a large attendance of friends.
SMITH - On Monday afternoon, June 23, at his late residence, near Southcote, Ancaster township, Benjamin B. Smith, aged 73 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. to Barton Church cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
GOUDY - In Galt, Ontario, on Tuesday, June 24th, Mary McKenzie, widow of the late Robert Goudy, aged 63 years. Funeral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from her late residence, Hopton street, Galt, to Galt cemetery.
Thursday, June 26, 1902
McLENNAN - John McLennan, an old citizen of Midland, was found drowned in the bay.
STREET - George A. Street, one of London’s old residents, died very suddenly yesterday, having just laid down for a nap on a sofa. He was 76 years of age.
TREMAINE - R.C.C. Tremaine, manager and proprietor of the Electric Light works at Exeter, Ont., died in that town yesterday of peritonitis, following upon appendicitis
SINCLAIR - Alex Sinclair, a railway engineer, was found lying on Sparks street, Ottawa, early yesterday morning in an unconscious condition with a cracked skull and bruises. He was taken to St. Luke’s hospital and died at noon, never having regained consciousness.
BISSEL - The funeral of the late Mrs. Bissel, of Dunville, took place today inthe Union burying ground. The deceased was a daughter of the late Nathaniel Wardell, Deputy Minister of the village.
VANSICKLE (Troy) June 23 - Mrs. James Vansickle died suddenly on Tuesday afternoon. Her husband and son left her well at two o’clock, and when her little girl came home from school, she was lying dead, having been dead for some time. Doctor Barber pronounced it a case of heart failure. She will be buried on Thursday at 2 p.m. The husband and two children have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.
STRATHY (Toronto) June 26 - A telegram was received yesterday from Spokane, Washington territory announcing the death of Allan Douglas Strathy, youngest of H.S. Strathy, general manager of the Traders Bank, Toronto.
The circumstances of his death are particularly sad. The late Mr. Strathy was but 23 years of age, and was very popular in Toronto. As a youth, he took a prominent part in athletic sports and a few years ago he was injured in a rugby football match, two or three of his ribs being fractured. An operation was necessary from which he never fully recovered. He went west in the hope of regaining his full health, and was engaged in the Buffalo Hump mines in Spokane, in which his father was interested. Lately there had been a recurrence of his former trouble, and another operation became necessary, from which he evidently could not rally. On Tuesday his father, H.S. Strathy, started for Spokane to go to his bedside and is now in route.
BURDON - Charles Burdon, a popular young man, who umpired in the City league last season, died Tuesday afternoon after a protracted illness. He leaves a widow and child.
DICKSON - On the 24th inst., at Yorkton, Assa, Harry Dickson son of John and Luca Dickson. London papers please copy.
STUART - At the home of his parents South Grimsby, on Wednesday June 25, John Stanley, infant son of J.D. Stuart. Funeral on Friday, June 27th, at 2 .p.m. to Tweedside cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
BURDEN - In this city, on Wednesday, June 25, at his late residence, 42 Picton street east, Charles A. Burden, in his 28th year. Funeral Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Lawrence church, thence to Dundas Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Friday, June 27, 1902
MARTIN (Toronto) June 27 - By falling down a flight of stairs in the Canada Life building yesterday morning, Alex Martin, a miner, living at 177 Carlton street, received such terrible injuries that the doctors at the Emergency hospital say that he cannot recover. At 3:00 o’clock this morning, Martin was sinking rapidly. His condition is due to severe concussion of the brain. Martin went into the building to call on his brother-in-law, who is an engineer there, and they were standing near a window together at the head of the stairs, looking at a piece of ore when he fell.
SAAS (St. George) - A young daughter of Melvin Saas got hold of a small bottle of carbolic acid and drank it. She died on Thursday morning from the effects of the poison.
DALE - Robert Dale, the man who was injured by being struck by a train near the Jordan station yesterday morning, died in the city hospital late in the afternoon. The deceased was a farmer and resided with his wife and two sons about two miles east of Jordan. He was employed by the contractor who is putting down the double track for the G.T.R. company. His fellow employees say that the strong west wind prevented him from hearing the train approaching from the east, and he did not notice it until they shouted to him. He got off the track, but went to his horse’s head to try to get it out of danger. The engine struck the horse with terrific force, knocking him against him. His left leg was broken in several places and his skull was crushed in. He was brought to the city hospital but never regained consciousness. Deceased was 47 years of age.
Blachford & Son took charge of he body and prepared it for burial. Frank Dale is son of the deceased, and Tobias Wismer, a brother-in-law, came to the city yesterday afternoon and took the remains back to Jordan. The funeral will take place Sunday. A coroner was consulted but he decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
POWIS - At Hampstead, London, England, Islis, eldest daughter of the late William Powis, of Hamilton, Ont.
DIXON - At Yorkton, N.W.T., on the 24th inst., of diphtheria , Harry, the beloved son of John and Lucy Dixon. Body cannot be brought home.
BURDEN - In this city, on Wednesday, June 25, at his late residence, 43 Picton street east, Charles A. Burden, in his 28th year. Funeral Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Lawrence church thence to Dundas Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Saturday, June 28, 1902
WATSON (Port Carling) June 27 - A sad accident, resulting in the drowning of Hope Watson, of Hamilton, happened about 10:00 o’clock last night. He, in company with Mr. Mewburn, of Hamilton, left the cottage of Mrs. Barnett, at the mouth of Indian river, in a small skiff to go to Ferndale, a distance of about two miles. Newburn did not reach Ferndale until about 5 o’clock this morning. He was very much exhausted and was not able to tell much about what had happened. It appears, however that the skiff upset after going about a mile. He remembers no more until he found himself lying on the shore half in the water. He managed to get up the bank, but was too exhausted to get further, and evidently lay there till he was able to find his way back through the woods to Ferndale. The alarm was immediately given and search parties organized, but up to this evening no trace has been found of the body.
Mr Mewburn is supposed to be Thos. Mewburn, of this city, son of Lloyd Mewburn, of the James Turner company. His father has not received any word about the accident.
ROBINSON - The body of a small boy was taken from Toronto bay yesterday afternoon. It is supposed to be that of Robert Robinson, a nine-year-old-who had been missing from his home on Victoria Lane since June 18.
BURDEN - The funeral of the late Charles Burden took place this morning from his late residence, 43 Picton street east. The body was taken from St. Lawrence’s church where High Mass was said by Rev. Father Brady. Interment took place at Dundas, Vicar-General Heenan officiating at the grave. The pallbearers were: J.J. and D.P. Tracey, J. Mahoney, J. Duckworth, F. Axford, and J. Maloney. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, including designs from the City Baseball league, and the employees of the cotton factory.
BABY - At No. 204 Herkimer street on Sunday, June 29th, 1902, Sophia Ann Baby, relict of the late James F. Baby, of Sarnia, aged 73 years. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (Private) No flowers.
HERRIES - At his late residence, 224 Jackson street west, on Tuesday, June 30th, 1902, James Herries, in his 71st year. Funeral (private) on Wednesday afternoon.
JONES - At his late residence, No 228 Wellington street north on Sunday, June 29th, 1902, William S.M. Jones, moulder, aged 41 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and members of the Moulder’s Union will please accept this intimation.
Monday, June 30, 1902
WALLACE - Daniel Wallace died suddenly at Cobourg.
CRANSTON (Galt, Ont.) June 28 - Galt lost one of its best known residents last night in the death of Major Adam Cranston, who some months ago sustained an injury to one of his toes by a piece of iron falling upon it. Complications ensued and necessitated five amputations. Deceased was born in England in 1834 and in 1859 emigrated to Galt. Deceased was a prominent Mason, being a past D.D.G.M., and was at one time paymaster of the Twenty Ninth Regiment, retiring a few years ago with the rank of Major, and receiving, during the fatal illness, his long service colonial officers decoration. He took considerable interest in municipal affairs and sat in the council for quite a number of years. His widow and three of a family survive namely, Roy Cranston, of The British Royal Engineers, stationed at Gangalore, India, Mrs. F. Bolton of Birmingham, England, and Thomas L. Cranston, of the building and bridge department of the G.T.R., Toronto. Deceased will be buried on Monday afternoon with military honours.
CANNIFF (Rat Portage) June 28 - Daniel Canniff, aged 24, employed in Mackie’s log camp on the lake, was drowned Thursday evening. Canniff accidentally walked off a float into the water and never came up. The body was found yesterday in 27 feet of water, and brought to the town this morning. Deceased was from Madoc, Ontario, where his family reside.
BABY - At No. 204 Herkimer street, on Sunday June 29th, 1902, Sophia Ann Baby, relict of the late James F. Baby, of Sarnia, aged 73 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (Private) - No flowers.
Mrs. Sophia Ann Baby, who came here from Sarnia, about five years ago, passed away rather suddenly yesterday afternoon, at the residence of her son-in-law, H.L. Wilkinson, 204 Herkimer street. She had been ailing for some time, but the end was not looked for by her friends. She was 73 years of age. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
HERRIES - At his late residence, 324 Jackson street west, on Tuesday, June 30th, 1902, James Herries, in his 71st year. Funeral (private) - on Wednesday afternoon.
JONES - At his late residence, No. 228 Wellington street north, on Sunday June 29, 1902, William S.M. Jones, moulder, aged 41 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends and members of the Moulders Union will please accept this intimation.
Wednesday, July 2, 1902
McMILLAN - The Toronto City Hall flag is at half mast today out of respect to the memory of Alexander McMillan, a most highly respected citizen and civic official, who died at 3 o’clock yesterday at his late residence, 32 Lansdowne avenue, after a months illness, of an internal character.
ROSS - On July 2, Elizabeth Mary, only daughter of F.S. Ross, Esq., 28 Ray street south.
ARTHUR - At Binbrook, Monday, June 30th, Margaret, beloved wife of Richard Arthur, aged 79 years. Funeral Wednesday, July 2, at 2:00 o’clock p.m.
JARVIS - In this city, on June 30, Thomas Brown, infant son of George and Maggie Jarvis. Funeral took place this afternoon from parents’ residence, No. 139 Hunter street east.
FRASER - In this city, on the 1st inst., at his niece’s residence, 323 King street east, Roderick Fraser, aged 72 years. Funeral from above address, Thursday morning 8:30 o’clock to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends will please accept this notice.
STOTT - At his late residence, 287 Catharine street north, on Tuesday, July 1, 1902, Peter Stott, in his 61st year. Funeral from above address on Thursday, 3rd inst., at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. (Montreal papers please copy)
HOYT - At Stamford, Conn., June 24th T.W. Hoyt, only brother of Mrs. H.F. Coburn. Funeral took place from the family residence, Stamford, on Friday, June 27th.
Thursday, July 3, 1902
CLARK (Grimsby) - The very sad news has reached Grimsby that James Clark, an old Grimsby boy, was killed while coaling his engine on the C.P.R. at Medicine Hat, N.W.T. No particulars of the accident have been received. W.F. Clark, the young man’s uncle, telegraphed at once to have the body forwarded to Grimsby. It will arrive here on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
SMITH (Barrie, Ont.) July 2 - Thomas Mahar is in jail here as the result of a fatal fracas, which occurred on Sunday night at Brentwood, a village fifteen miles from here, and resulted yesterday in the death of Daniel Smith, a man over 70 years of age. Today, an inquest was opened before Coroner Wells, of Barrie, County attorney Cotter acting for the crown at Brentwood.
Samuel Smith, son of deceased, testified that on Sunday evening about 9:00 o’clock he was outside his father’s house with five other young men. Mahar was dancing on a plank crossing a ditch. His father came out and told Mahar to stop it, and after some words threw a stone at him. Mahar turned back and seized his father by the shoulders hitting him with his knee. Mahar then shoved the deceased into the ditch falling with him. The witness thought he was choking his father. The men separated in a few minutes, Mahar going up the road. Daniel Smith went into the house, and in a few minutes asked his son to go for a doctor.
J.S. Funston, who boarded with the deceased, swore that at 12:00 o’clock that day deceased had been hearty and well. He was present when the doctor was sent for, and found deceased was ruptured.
Mahar gave himself up to the authorities at New Lowell, and was brought to the county jail last night. A post mortem examination has been ordered, and the inquiry was adjured until Monday next.
FRASER - The funeral of the late Roderick Fraser, which took place this morning from the residence of his niece’s, 323 King street east, was largely attended. The remains were taken to St. Patrick’s church where High Mass was said by Rev. Father Donovan. Father Donovan also officiated at the grave. The pallbearers were: John Roman, J.Cummer, C.J. Bird, W.A. Baby, J. Grey, and J. Bryan.
ROSS - On July 2, Elizabeth Mary, only daughter of S.F. Ross, Esq., 28 Bay street south. Funeral Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. (Private).
VAN WYCK - On July 2, at his parents’ residence, 346 Mary street, John Frederick, youngest child of Gilbert and Sarah Van Wyck, aged 2 years, and 2 months. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.
Friday, July 4, 1902
PULKINGHAM - The mangled body of William Pulkingham, who resided with his sister at 138 John street north, was found on the tracks, of the Grand Trunk railway at the juncture on the main line and Ferguson avenue, shortly before 4:00 o’clock this morning. Whether he committed suicide or was accidentally killed, nobody knows, and a coroners jury has been summoned, to inquire into the cause of his death.
Mr. Pulkingham was about 40 years of age. He was a plumber by trade, and was also a musician, having played the double string base in some of the best orchestras in the city.
It is supposed that he got up during the night and wandered down to the railway track and either threw himself in front of the train or was accidentally struck.
The deceased sister was greatly surprised when an officer called at her house this morning and told her that her brother’s body had been found on the tracks. On going to his room however, she found that the bed was unoccupied. The clothes were turned back showing that they had been used during the night.
The jury which was summoned by Constable Barrett, met at the hospital at noon today and after viewing the remains adjourned until Monday night.
BANN (Brockville, Ont.) July 4 - John C. Bann died this morning at St. Vincent de Paul hospital of injuries sustained in a fall from a window of the Revere house, of which he had been proprietor for many years. Mr. Bann was 56 years of age.
CUNNINGHAM - Arthur Cunningham, for nearly forty years a respected resident of Hamilton, passed away last evening at his home, 50 Cannon street west. He had been ill for some time, and the end was not unexpected. For many years the deceased was employed as an engineer at the Spectator office and was a valued and trusted employee. He was 58 years of age. A widow, five sons and six daughters mourn his loss. They are: Hugh, John, and James, of Buffalo; Arthur, of London, and Frank of this city; Mrs. J. Hurley, Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Love, Buffalo, Mrs. J. McQuire, Mrs. H.. Snowden, Mrs. C.F. Krug, and Mrs. C. Staunton, city. The funeral will take place to St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday morning.
ROSS - On July 3, Elizabeth Mary, only daughter of S.F. Ross, Esq, 28 Ray street south. Funeral Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. (Private).
VAN WYCKE - On July 3, at his parent’s residence, 246 Mary street, John Frederick, youngest child of Gilbert and Sarah Van Wycke, aged 2 years, and 2 months. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m.
PARKER (Caistor Centre) - Mrs. W. Parker was seized with a paralytic stroke on Monday of last week, and died the following day. The remains were interred in Bethel cemetery on Thursday afternoon.
Saturday, July 5, 1902
ROGERS - There will be a memorial service in the church at Stony Creek on Sunday evening July 12th, for the friends of the late Mrs. Byron Rogers.
Byron Rogers, of Stony Creek desires to thank his many friends for their assistance and very great kindness during his late wife’s illness.
STOTT - The funeral of Peter Stott, for many years engineer at the Mary street Cotton mills, took place on Thursday afternoon from his late residence, 287 Catharine street north, Rev. J.K. Unsworth, of First Congregational church officiated at the services. The attendance was large, members of the firm and many of his fellow employees being present. The floral tokens of esteem and sympathy were numerous.
WHALEN (Chatham) July 4 - William Whalen was drowned in the Thames, four miles below here last evening. The unfortunate young man came from Leamington yesterday morning to work for Robert Huff, in Raleigh. He worked all day yesterday, and in the evening he went to the river with Fred Peel, and some other young boys to have a bath. Unfortunately he could not swim, and a strong six miles current was running at the time. He ventured out a little too far and got beyond his depth. He cried for help, and young Peel, seeing his dangerous position, swam out to him and got him by the arm. Whalen, with the instinct of a drowning man, caught young Peel around the waist, and they both disappeared below the surface of the water. After they had been under the water for a few seconds, Peel came up along, gasping for breath, and, with considerable difficulty reached the shore. Whalen, however, was drowned. Efforts to locate the body were fruitless.
FRANKLIN - (Chatham) John Franklin, a mason, who went in bathing yesterday afternoon in McGregor’s creek, six miles from here, was drowned. Franklin was an expert swimmer and had crossed the creek several times. On his last trip he called for help and instantly sank. The body was recovered about two hours later. The deceased was from Marine City, and was a nephew of William Robinson, of Botany.
WHITE (Wheatley, Ont.) July 4 - Everitt, the nine-year-old-son of J.J. White, with a number of older lads, was swimming in the lake at the mouth of Muddy creek, with his cousin, named LaMarsh, a lad about the same age. They attempted to follow the older boys out to the bar about ten rods from shore. The current, being very strong from the creek, swept them off their feet and carried them out over the bar. Arthur LaMarsh, the father of one of the lads, nearly lost his life in the attempt to save them, and did succeed in saving his own son, fishermen with their boats reaching him as he was about exhausted. The body of young White was found about 3:30 this afternoon, near where the lad went down.
FRAME (Lindsay, Ont.) July 4 - A. Frame, of Kent street, received intelligence that his son John, employed as brakeman on the P.O.R. at Pittsburgh, met his death, the result of an accident, in that city on Tuesday morning. Mr. Frame was 35 years old and unmarried. He was well-known in Lindsay, being employed on the G.T.R. here for nearly fourteen years. His funeral took place today in Pittsburgh.
WARDER (Lindsay, Ont.) July 4 - John T. Warder, a well-known farmer, residing about five miles from Little Britain, committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday Mr. Warder was assisting the hired man in haying, and about 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon, he left the field, telling the men he would return later. Instead of returning he secured a rope and committed suicide in the barn. The body was discovered about six p.m. hanging to a beam. An inquest was considered unnecessary. Mr. Warder was 39 years of age, and well to do, was enjoying of health, but lately rather melancholy at times. He leaves a widow but no family.
SALTER (Brandon, Manitoba) July 4 - Alfred Salter was crushed to death last night at the electric company’s works here. In stepping over the big belt, he was caught and carried to the flywheel, where he was almost instantly killed. He came from Ottawa.
GODDARD (Toronto) July 5 - William Goddard, 22 years of age, a labourer, lost his life by drowning yesterday at noon in the Don. Doctor W.A. Young, who was coroner summoned in the case, deemed a inquest unnecessary and made an order for the funeral which will take place to Mount Pleasant cemetery on Monday afternoon.
Goddard, came out from England, about three months ago with George Andrew, a bosom friend, and both received employment at the Don Valley Pressed Brick Works. They boarded and roomed together at the home of Edward Wicklum, at Todmorden. About 12:30 o’clock yesterday, after eating their dinner, they decided to go in bathing before returning to their place of employment. They picked out a spot below the lower mill dam, and Goddard, who couldn’t swim, got beyond his depth. He uttered a cry for help, and although Andrew endeavoured to save him he sank in fifteen feet of water, and did not come to he surface again. Andrew dived repeatedly but could not save him.
CUNNINGHAM - At his late residence, 50 Cannon street west, on Thursday, July 3, Arthur Cunningham. Funeral from above address on Monday, at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
PULKINGHAM - In this city, on July 4, William Pulkingham. Funeral on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 from the residence of his sister, 128 John street north.
THOMPSON - At the residence of her son-in-law H.J. Gilbert, 28 Augusta street, on July 4, 1902, Elizabeth Thompson, aged 64 years, relict of the late Joseph J. Thompson of Tecumseth township, Simcoe county. Funeral Monday afternoon. (Private) - No flowers.
HORTON - At his late residence, 298 Wellington street north, on July 4, 1902, Henry Horton, in his 69th year. Funeral Sunday at 3:30 p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral. Friends please accept this intimation.
Monday, July 7, 1902
MERCIER (Ottawa) July 7 - With a loud laugh and “goodbye boys”, a young fellow, who is believed to be George Mercier of 267 Water street, passing a group of bystanders on the Ottawa side of the Chaudiere Falls Suspension bridge last night, started on a run for the bridge rail. Before anyone could realize his purpose, he had climbed on the high rail, and with a wave of his hand jumped into the foaming waters below. His body has not yet been found. If the man was Mercier as believed, this is the third time he has attempted suicide. The tragedy occurred at 3:40 o’clock and it transpires that an hour before that he was on the haul electric car and told those near him that he was going to jump from the big Inter-provincial bridge, which is some distance below the Chaudiere Suspension bridge. On a previous occasion he managed to cut his throat and his life was saved with difficulty.
GREGSON (Durham, Ont.)July 6 - A sad case of drowning occurred here today. Two twin brothers named Gregson, from Lindsay, while in bathing in the Saugeen river, near the Driving park at what is commonly known as Moffat’s Hole were drowned. How it happened is unknown. There clothes were found on the bank at 4:00 o’clock. A large party immediately commenced dragging the river, but as yet the bodies have not been found. One of them was in the employ of the National Portland Cement company, while the other worked on the section of the G.T.R. It is supposed that as one of them could not swim, he had got into this treacherous hole and the other in trying to save him, was dragged down with him.
FEARNSIDE - At midnight last night, Edward C. Fearnside, one of the oldest and best known residents of the east end of the city, was called to his reward after an illness lasting ever since last September. Mr. Fearnside was well known to the present generation of East Hamilton as a florist and market gardener, he being oen of the most regular attendants of the Central market for years. He came to Hamilton from his birth place, Dorset Square, Fleet street, London, England, in July of 1843, being at that time 20 years of age. His trade at that time was tailoring, and for many years he carried on a tailoring business on King William street, many of the old time journeyman tailors of the city having worked for him. About 30 years ago, he gave up the tailoring trade and went into market gardening an occupation which he followed until the time of his last illness.
The deceased was a member of the old volunteer fire department, and it was while in this organization that his hearing was effected gradually leaving him until he became stone deaf. In spite of this affliction, however, he continued in business, his senses being so alert and his mind so clear that he was able to deal with his customers, many of whom would not realize that they were talking to a deaf man.
The deceased leaves a family of three sons, two daughters, and a widow to mourn his death. The sons are John H. of the Post Office staff, William H., of the Copp Bros. Company, and E.A. in the timber business. The daughters are Mrs. Charles Tergtregenza, and Mrs. James Howard, both of the city.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon from the deceased’s late residence, 451 King William street, at 2:00 o’clock and will be attended by members of St. Georges Society of which Mr. Fearnside was a member for many years.
McGREGOR - Mrs. McGregor, of 141 Hunter street east, passed away early this morning. The deceased was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian church. Deceased was a estimable woman, and beloved by many, who will deeply regret her demise. She was a daughter of the late Jonathan Pottruff. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters - Mrs. H.W. Hutchinson, of Winnipeg, Man., Kate and Addie at home; and two sons R.B. of Strathroy, and Walter, of Seattle. Mr. McGregor died thirteen years ago. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from her late residence to Bartonville cemetery for interment. The members of the family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Tuesday, July 8, 1902
CLARK (Stratford, Ont.) July 8 - David W. Clark, a prominent and highly respected farmer, who resided near the city, in the township of North Easthope, met instant death here this morning. While driving over a crossing, he lost his balance and fell in front of the wagon, which passed over his chest crushing out his life. Mr. Clark was about 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and family.
PARE (Windsor, Ont.) July 8 - Gregory Pare, of Cannard River, who died on Saturday, was buried from St. Joseph’s church at Cannard River yesterday. The funeral procession was the longest ever seen in the district, over 100 carriages being in line. Mr. Pare was over 87 years old, and was born near where he died, having lived in Cannard all his life. He is survived by his widow, who is 82 years old. He had twelve children, of whom seven are still living. Besides these there are 60 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren, most of whom attended the funeral. Practically all the relatives live in Cannard. The pallbearers were six of the oldest grandchildren.
WAHATLEY - The death of Mrs. G.R. Wahatley, which occurred yesterday afternoon, is deeply regretted by a large number of friends. She gave birth to a son a week ago, and her friends looked for a speedy recovery and the news of her death will be a great shock to them. The deceased was a daughter of George Robinson, band master of the Thirteenth band. She was a most estimable lady. The funeral which will be private will take place tomorrow. The pallbearers will be her five brothers - George J. Walter H., Daniel, William F., and Hamilton W. and J. Fred Leishman.
WARREN (Brockville) July 7 - Thomas E. Warren, the highly esteemed merchant of North Augusta, died yesterday from blood poisoning, which he contracted from a pimple on the face. Mr. Warren was a native of Elizabethtown, where he was born 56 years ago. He was one of the heaviest losers in the recent fire which swept North Augusta, but had rebuilt and was making a fresh start. He leaves a widow and three sons. Mr. Warren was a leading Conservative on the county.
HAWLEY (Chatham, Ont.) July 7 - Joseph Hawley, son of Wm. Hawley, of the tenth concession of Harwich, committed suicide by hanging this morning. Deceased, who was 35 years of age, was one of the most highly respected young men in the district. He was subject to attacks of melancholy. He went to the barn at the hour mentioned, and not having returned at 5:30, his half sister, Miss Sadington, who keeps house for Mr. Hawley went to call him and made the discovery. The body was suspended from a beam and life was extinct.
PULKINGHAM - The coroners inquiry into the death of Wm. Pulkingham, whose body was found on the G.T.R. track, at the Ferguson avenue crossing last Friday morning, was concluded last evening. Several witnesses were examined but no new light was thrown on the case. Dr. Balfe conducted the inquest.
The first witness examined was Edward McGovern. In company with Patrick Mulvale, and Patrick Wickham, he was one his way home last Friday morning about 4:00 o’clock, when he saw Pulkingham’s body on the track at the Ferguson avenue crossing. He notified the police and the body was removed to the morgue.
Patrick Mulvale, and Patrick Wickham corroborated the story told by the former witnesses.
John Lush was engineer and James Muller, fireman on the passenger train which arrived here from Niagara Falls shortly after 1:00 o’clock last Friday morning. They did not notice anything on the track, but thought that it would possible to run over a man without knowing it. Friday night was particularly dark and foggy.
Mrs. Almeda Belanger, sister of the deceased, said he had been under Doctor Storm to care for about six weeks. His system was greatly run down and he was a poor eater and sleeper. Since his mother’s death, about three months ago, he had been very despondent, and had very little to say to any person. He appeared to be broken-hearted. Frequently he got up and wandered about the house. She never heard him threaten to take his life. On the night preceding the accident, he retired about 11:45 after eating a hearty meal. She didn’t hear him get up during the night and could throw no light on the cause of his death.
After being out for about five minutes, the jury brought in the following verdict: “ Deceased came to his death by being run over by a G.T.R. train on July 4, while in a fit of temporary insanity.” No blame should be attached to anyone.
GHENT (Burlington) - Miss Catharine Ghent, who had been a resident of the village for the past few years, and had been ailing for the past few months, died on Friday evening, and was buried at the Brick cemetery on the Plains Road on Sunday. Rev. Doctor conducted the services.
GREEN (St. George) July 6 - John Green, eldest son of the late Richard Green, died on Thursday after a very short illness.
MacGREGOR - At 143 Hunter street east, Margaret MacGregor, relict of John MacGregor in her 56th year. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from above address to Bartonville cemetery.
AUDETTE - In this city on July 7, 1902, Margaret Audette, widow of the late Joshua Audette, in her 82nd year. Funeral Wednesday at 3 p.m, from 505 King street west.
FEARNSIDE - On the 6th inst., at his late residence, 651 King William street, Edward Craven Fearnside, in his 30th year. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
WATLEY - On Monday, July 7, Clara, daughter of George R. Robinson, beloved wife of George R. Watley. Funeral (private) from her late residence, 123 Herkimer street, Wednesday afternoon, at 4:30.
CULP - In this city, on Tuesday, July 8th, 1902, Mary Sealey, beloved wife of Daniel A. Culp, aged 38 years. Funeral notice later.
Wednesday, July 9, 1902
LAMBERT (Colburne, Ontario) - Isaac Lambert is under arrest here charged with murdering his wife. He was apprehended upon evidence furnished by Government Inspector Greer, of Toronto, who has been in the vicinity for the past week working on the case. Lambert lived with his wife and three children at Hilton, in Northumberland County about twelve miles from here. His wife died some time ago under circumstances that led the neighbours to believe that she had been foully dealt with. The Provincial authorities were communicated with, and Detective Greer was sent her to investigate the case.
The body was exhumed and an autopsy held. The stomach was sent to Toronto and analysis of the contents showed that death resulted from paris green poisoning.
Up to this time, it had been impossible to learn anything from the children, but when the cause of the death had been made known they were induced to tell what they knew. According to their statements, their mother was the victim of their father’s brutality. The eldest child states that the day previous to her mother’s death, the father quarrelled with his wife, and threatened to kill her. A relative was present at the time, and, according to the child’s statement, this man pried opened with a knife her mother’s mouth, while her father poured paris green down her throat.
The agonized cries of the unfortunate woman attracted the attention of passers-by, and they ran to the house but were not allowed admittance, as the door had been securely barred.
A sufficient quantity of the poison to cause death was poured down the woman’s throat and of course her agony indescribable, as was shown by the face of the victim when exhumed for the autopsy.
The prisoner refuses to give any accurate account of the deed and maintains a stolid indifference.
It is said that, at the time the murder was committed, the unfortunate woman had but few rags for clothing, and there was not a morsel of food in the house for her family of three little children.
WATSON - James Watson, food inspector for the inland revenue department, died yesterday in Ottawa, after three weeks illness.
HASKETT - The death occurred yesterday of William C. Haskett, Toronto, traveller for Lyman, Knox, & Clarkson, wholesale druggists.
NEVILLE - Rev. Neville died last evening in the hotel Dieu hospital, Kingston, whither he was brought from Gananoque on Saturday. On Monday, paralysis attacked him and death ensued 24 hours later. Deceased, aged 38, was a relative of the Archbishop Cleary.
TINNING (Toronto) July 8 - There was a large attendance of the intimate friends of the late Thomas Tinning at his funeral yesterday, notwithstanding the fact that it was private. Among the many floral tributes sent in loving memory was a pillow from Thomas Swinyard, of New York, “in loving memory of kindly services rendered in 1870.” On this occasion Mr. Tinning was able, after all other efforts had proved ineffective, to recovery the body of a member of Mr. Swinyard’s family who had been drowned in Hamilton Bay.
McGIVERIN - On the 8th inst, at 13 Augusta street, Helen Lorimer, wife of W.F. McGiverin. Funeral private.
Mrs. W.F. McGiverin, died on July 8th, having been for ill for some time. Many friends sympathize with the bereaved husband. The deceased was a estimable lady. Besides a husband, she leaves two sons, L. McGiverin who went South Africa, and Fred McGiverin. The body will be taken to St. Catharines for interment.
CULP - In this city on Tuesday, July 8th, 1902, Mary Sealey, beloved wife of Daniel A. Culp, aged 38 years. Funeral from her husband’s residence, 238 Victoria avenue north, Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
BLANCHARD - At his mother’s residence at 47 Robert street, on Tuesday July 8th, 1902, William W. Blanchard, in his 49th year. Funeral from above address on Thursday at 12:00 o’clock, thence per steamer leaving at 1:00 o’clock. Interment at Picton, Ontario.
Thursday, July 10, 1902
CALLARD, CLARK, KERR, SEE, RUSSELL (Toronto, July 10 ) - Five fireman were killed this morning as the result of one of the most disastrous fires in the history of Toronto. More men, not firemen, may have been killed, but it will be impossible to tell this until the debris has been removed. The fire was in the McIntosh warehouse, at the corner of Front and George streets, which occupied half the block, and stretched clear through to the Esplanade. The fire broke a few minutes before 6:o’clock. Twenty minutes later the walls of the building collapsed. Two of the men were killed near the south west corner, and three at the south east corner.
When the walls collapsed, a number of firemen stood on ladders against the south wall, but everyone thus situated miraculously escaped. Chief Thompson says that at least two of the deaths were due to disobedience of orders. A general alarm was sent in a few minutes before the collapse occurred. The dead firemen are: Walter O. Callard, assistant foreman, Ross avenue hall; Harry Clark, No 5 section, Lombard street hall, Adam Kerr, No. 5 section, Lombard street hall, David See, No. five section Lombard street Hall; Frederick G. Russell, No. 3 section, Yonge street hall. Collard and Clark were married. Clark leaves three or four children.
It was at first feared that seven men had met death, but after a roll call of the sections of the brigade who were fighting the fire, Chief Thompson said that the five named above were all the dead.
The premises destroyed were the huge storage and grain cleaning warehouse of D. McIntosh & Son, on Front street. The building, which was formerly a street railway car barn, was over 444 feet long, by 63 feet wide, and the walls were about 30 feet high with a flat roof. The fire broke out at 6:15, and as the building stores in the building were inflammable, it burned with great rapidity. The various sections of the brigade were scattered, and many men were on ladders and on the roof when signs of collapse were seen. Chief Thompson ordered those on the ground close under the walls to go back, and two of those killed were caught by the falling wall because they did not at once respond to the chief’s orders. At 6:40 the walls of the building, released from the support of the roof trusses, gave way in all directions. Dozens of firemen were on ladders all around the building and they fell with the walls, but the only men buried beneath the debris were firemen attending to hose lines and hydrants on the ground who did not get warning in time to save themselves.
The financial loss will be very great, but so many interests are involved that no definite statement is yet available.
JOHNATHON (Onondaga) July 9 - A terrible electric storm passed over the Indian reserve this afternoon, during which Chief Levi Johnathon, who was driving a team of horses attached to a buggy near Council house, was killed outright, as also was one horse. Mr. Garlow, who was riding with the deceased, also received a severe shock, but is otherwise uninjured. The deceased was one of the most powerful Chiefs of the Six Nations, and at the time of his death was completing a large number of contracts, amongst which are the building of the new public school and the new steel arch bridge. He is a man who will be greatly missed from the council and by the public as a contractor. The deceased was widely known throughout the country, and highly esteemed by all who knew him.
MILARD (Wallaceburg, Ont.) July 9 - Harry Milard, son of Israel Milard, builder, of this town, was killed by falling on the dock at the Sydenham Glass works here this afternoon. He and some others were bathing and diving from a piece of timber, several feet above the dock, which supported a gangway plank. By some means, the timber was shaken from its supports, falling on Milard killing him instantly.
RENNIE (Lindsay, Ont.) July 9 - Cecil Rennie, aged 13, third son of G.B. Rennie, principal of the Oakwood school, was drowned while bathing in a creek east of Oakwood last night. It is supposed that the lad got beyond his depth and was carried away by the swift current The body was found this morning about 7:00 o’clock.
ENGLISH (Peterboro) July 9 - This morning, a fisherman trawling in the Indian river at Keene, a village thirteen miles from Peterboro, caught the clothing of the body of Miss Maggie English, a young lady who had been missing since last Saturday night. Miss English, an orphan, 24 years of age, lived with her uncle, Robt. N. English, a merchant. On Saturday, after spending the evening with a friend, she was escorted home by a young man with whom she was keeping company. He left her safe and in good spirits. This was the last, so far as is known, that was seen of her alive.
The young woman, it is said, showed no signs of a suicidal intent, but it is asserted by the villagers that there is no doubt of her death being due to suicide. There is, however, to be no inquest, and the remains were interred this afternoon.
WALKER - In this city, on July 10th, 1902, Dorcas, second daughter of the late Thomas Hutchinson, and beloved wife of Frank Walker, of Buffalo. Funeral from her mother’s residence, No. 286 Hughson street north, Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Dorcas Walker, wife of Frank Walker of Buffalo, and daughter of the late Thomas Hutchinson, died in Hamilton at an early hour this morning. The remains will be buried from the residence of the deceased’s mother, 286 Hughson street north, on Saturday afternoon.
FEARNSIDE - The funeral of the late E.C. Fearnside was held from his late residence yesterday afternoon and was well attended. Rev. Father Whitcomb and Rev. Thomas Geoghegan conducted the service at the house, and Rev. Thomas Geoghegan at the grave. The pallbearers were three sons, John H, Wm. H., and E.A.; two sons-in-law Chas. Tregenes, and James Howard, and nephew of the deceased Fred Bell, of Burlington.
Friday, July 11, 1902
McMAHON - Arthur McMahon, who lived in Hamilton about thirty years ago, died at Memphis, Tenn., on July 4. The deceased was a brother of H.G. McMahon and Mrs. McFarlane, of this city. The body was brought to Hamilton for internment.
MOORE (Burk’s Falls) July 11 - William Moore, a negro porter on the Muskoka express, met death while bathing in the Magnetawan river, near the station here this morning. He was a poor swimmer, and it is thought the current carried him down. The body has not yet been recovered. Moore’s home was on Center avenue, Toronto.
RASTRICK (Ottawa, Ont.) July 10 - Particulars were received today from the Colonial secretary of the regrettable death of Capt. A.E. Rastrick, of the Southern Nigerian regiment, of the West Africa frontier force. Capt. Rastrick was formerly an officer in the 37th Haldimand rifles. His mother resides at Hamilton. He went to West Africa in 1900, and from the tenor of Mr. Chamberlain’s despatch, was highly esteemed by his brother officers for gallant and effective work. In a little over a year he was in action no fewer than seven times. Early in June, Capt. Rastrick arrived in England on six months leave, and shortly after landing took sick in London. It was thought at first he was suffering from west coast fever but three doctors diagnosed the case has hydrophobia of a pronounced type and June 11, the poor fellow passed away in great agony. He was interred in the Richmond cemetery on June 13 with military honours.
The dispatch says that previous to his death the gallant young Canadian mentioned to a brother officer that he had been bitten by a mad dog in West Africa about three months ago. Mr. Chamberlain asked that the sincere condolences of his Majesty’s government be conveyed to the relatives of the deceased.
KING (Bealton) July 10 - A gloom was cast over this neighbourhood when it became known that Maggie, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua King, had died of diphtheria. The members of the family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.
CULP - Mrs. Mary Culp, wife of D.A. Culp, was buried from her home on Victoria avenue north, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Jones, of Beamsville, was the officiating clergyman. The burial was at the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Culp is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Lucy Sealey, Buffalo, two brothers, and one sister. The five brothers of Mr. Culp and Frank Bowers acted as pallbearers. The many flowers were beautiful expressions of the place she held in the hearts of her friends and of their sympathy for the bereaved family.
McMAHON - At Memphis, Tenn., on July 4, Arthur McMahon, aged 54 years. Internment took place today at Hamilton cemetery.
WALKER - In this city, on July 10th, 1902, Dorcas Walker, second daughter of the late Thomas Hutchinson, and beloved wife of Frank Walker, of Buffalo. Funeral from her mother’s residence, No. 286 Hughson street north, Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.
Saturday, July 12, 1902
FLORINE (Niagara Falls, Ont.) July 11 - A fatal accident occurred about 5:00 o’clock this afternoon on section three of the Niagara Falls sewer system, which is being constructed on the Bender property river front by Barry & McMordie, contractors, for the town of Niagara Falls. An Italian named Tony Florine, whose duty it was to connect the wires to the dynamite cartridges in the blast hole, went down in the ditch for that purpose, and before he came out to give the “alright”signal to Charlie Frost, another Italian, Frost, turned on the electric generator discharging about two pounds of dynamite under Florine’s feet, killing him instantly. The foreman of the work Joe Gower, who was standing about fifteen feet distant was stunned. As soon as the cause of the accident was ascertained , Florine’s countryman attacked Frost with pickaxes and stones, knocking him down, and it was with great difficulty he was rescued and placed in the lock-up for safety.
PHAIR (Toronto) July 12 - The sad intelligence has been received of the death by drowning of A.R.A. Phair, who left Toronto last December to labour as a missionary among the Indians of Brazil. Mr. Phair pursued a course of study at the Bible Training school, and before leaving for his distant field was married to Miss Ella Bowles, of the Nursing-at-Home mission in this city. George R. Witte, superintendent of the mission, was to meet the young couple in British Guyana, but was prevented by a serious attack of fever. Mr. Phair decided to undertake the long journey alone, leaving his wife with friends in Demerara. Starting in February with two Indians as guides, he succeeded in reaching the station only to learn that Mr. Witt’s health had been completely shattered, and that two of his fellow workers had succumbed to the deadly malaria. Mr. Phair was returning to his wife in Demerara when he lost his life by drowning in the rapids of the Essequibo river.
DIAZ (Galt) July 11 - News has reached here of the death at Havana, Cuba, of Mrs. Andres Diaz. She was well-known in Toronto and throughout the province as Miss Kate McConochie, for some years a teacher of modern languages in Toronto University, and until April last, a teacher at Prof. Cusin’s school of languages, Toronto. Deceased was married to Mr. Diaz in the later part of March, at Washington, D.C., and had arrived at what was to be her future home in Havana only about one month before her death.
SUTHERLAND (Windsor, Ont.) July 11 - Doctor J. T. Sutherland, brother of G.H.D. Sutherland, a Windsor newspaper man, who went to Traverse City, Mich., recently to become the management editor of the Daily Eagle, died suddenly of heart disease in his home at Leamington, where he had practised since 1882. A widow, nee E. Brooks, of Fingale, Ont., survives.
Monday, July 14, 1902
LANDER - Mrs. Agnes Lander passed away yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. Chiswell, 215 Emerald street north. She was for many years a resident of Toronto, but came to Hamilton a couple of years ago to reside with her daughter. She was a member of St. Matthew’s church. For over two years she had been an invalid. She was 78 years of age. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
DOYLE - Mary Doyle, widow of Mallack Doyle, and mother of the late Detective Doyle, died early this morning at the ripe age of 87. She had been ailing for some months; but the principal cause of death was old age. Mrs. Doyle had been a resident of Hamilton for 21 years. She was a native of the County Kerry, Ireland, and came direct to this city, where she made many friends. The surviving members of the family, is a daughter, Mrs. Orange, of Buffalo; a son, Edward Doyle, of St. Paul., Minn., Mrs. Farr, wife of Constable Farr, of this city. The funeral will take place from Mr, Farr’s residence 126 Catharine street north, tomorrow at 9:00 o’clock, a.m.
RIDDELL (Brockville, Ont.) July 13 - James Riddell, an old and respected farmer of Pittston Corners, died suddenly yesterday. Mr. Riddell, had in the morning gone to the field to hoe corn, and apparently as hearty and robust as ever. Shortly after he was found on the ground dead from heart failure.
MILLER (Toronto) July 14 - On Saturday last, Robert Coburn, a wealthy farmer and magistrate of Stickney, a small place near Chicago, Ill., was found guilty of manslaughter. Last fall, Coburn killed Charles Miller of Toronto, and wounded his brother and it was for this crime he was convicted. The two boys were tramping westward from Toronto and had camped out near Coburn’s place. They were lounging around their campfire when the magistrate marched up with a rifle, and, without any provocation, started firing at them. Coburn attempted to defend himself on the plea that the men were trying to burglarise his outhouses, but the evidence was too strong and his brother magistrate found him guilty of the killing.
SHARPE - Henry Sharpe of Glen Miller, an old man of 83, was killed while walking on the railway.
TWEDLE (Tweedle ?)- At Tweedside on July 13th , 1902, John Twedle, eldest son of the late John Twedle in his 41st year. Funeral Monday at 10:00 a.m. from her brother’s residence, Tweedside, to church for service.
RYCKMAN - At the residence of her son-in-law, W.B. Calder, Grimsby, on July 12th, Susan Horning, widow of the late Walter Ryckman, of Waterdown, 87th year of his age. Funeral took place this afternoon. Interment at Waterdown.
LAUDER - In this city, on Sunday, July 13th, 1902, Agnes Lauder, aged 73 years. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Chiswell, 215 Emerald street north, on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. (Toronto papers please copy).
DOYLE - In this city, at 126 Catharine street north, on Sunday, July 13th, Mary Doyle, widow of the late Mallock Doyle, and mother of the late Detective Doyle, aged 87 years. Funeral Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation. St. Louis and St. Paul papers please copy.
Tuesday, July 15, 1902
SMITH (Ottawa, Ont.) July 15 - Probate has been asked for the will of the late Geo. Smith, who was for forty years the Governor General messenger. Mr. Smith leaves an estate worth $8,500, and of this amount leaves $2,400 to the temporal committee of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church to be devoted to aiding such charitable work as the committee may decide on. The residue is left to relatives in and around Toronto. George, John, and Eliza Laird, of Hornby, Halton county gets $700 each.
WOOKEY (New York) July 15 - Rev. Dr. Charles A. Wookey, pastor of the Zion Congregational church, of Toronto, Ontario, was found dead in his room in the Grand Union hotel today by his sister, Miss Louisa Wookey, of this city. He had been ill for some time of Bright’s disease, and his death was due to that malady.
BLAKLEY (Kingston, Ont.) July 15 - John Blakley, aged 22, died last night of heart failure, due to agitation caused by a sudden and startling clap of thunder.
GILMOUR - A briefly worded telegram this morning addressed to Alex Turner and sent from Vancouver, B.C., announced the sudden death of Wm. A. Gilmour, who, less than six weeks ago, became the husband of Mr. Turner’s daughter, Agnes Rachele, the wedding ceremony taking place in this city on June 4. The telegram assigned congestion of the brain, as the cause of death. The shocking news quickly spread among the very many friends of the bereaved bride, and numerous messages of condolence were sent to her from those who knew her best among her friends. A special to the Spectator from Vancouver gives the following account of the terribly sad affair;
Vancouver July 15 - Wm. A. Gilmour of the law firm of Tupper, Peters & Gilmour this city died at his home here yesterday afternoon. His taking off was exceedingly sudden and caused a terrible shock to the whole business community of the city. Less than ten days ago, Mr. Gilmour and his bride returned to the city from their wedding tour, moving into their new home at English Bay. Yesterday morning after staying a short time at his office, Mr. Gilmour called at the office of Dr. Sendler, explaining to him that he felt “seedy”. Dr. Sendler examined him and ordered him to go home at once and go to bed. Immediately afterward, Mr. Gilmour was seized with convulsions and from the noon hour to 4:00 o’clock these continued, ending only in death. The immediate cause of death has been announced as ptomaine poisoning.
RENNIE - The friends of Daniel Melville Rennie, son of the late Alex Rennie, and brother of Doctor George S. Rennie, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred yesterday afternoon, at his mother’s residence, 145 Herkimer street. For many years, deceased was the Canadian commissioner for the Argentine Public, with headquarters at Buenos Ayres, but on account of ill heath, he was forced to resign. He travelled extensively in search of health and everything possible was done to save his life. His illness, it is said, was due to an injury received some time ago. Deceased was a widower. The funeral, which will be private, will take place tomorrow.
SHARP (Belleville, Ont.) July 14 - William Sharp, of this city, who was visiting his son-in-law, Ira Vandervoort, a farmer in Sydney Township was struck by a train on Saturday and almost instantly killed. Sharp was following a load of hay across the track and did not see nor hear the train. He was 82 years of age, and much respected. He leaves four sons and two daughters.
RYCKMAN (Waterdown) July 14 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Walter Ryckman of Grimsby, formerly of Waterdown, took place on Monday afternoon, to Waterdown Basilica. The officiating clergymen were Rev. Holiranke, of Grimsby; Rev. Mr. Hockey, of Hamilton, and Rev. Mr. Wilkinson of Waterdown. The service was held in the Methodist church.
GULLETT (Toronto) July 13 - Fred W. and Robert M. Gullett, of the firm of Gullett & Sons, marble workers of this city, were notified yesterday that their father, Fred B. Gullett had expired while returning from a trip to Europe. For some time past Mr. Gullett, had suffered from a low state of health and had gone abroad to recruit his strength. On July 4, he embarked on the steamship St. Paul to return home, but two days later, on Sunday, July 6, he died of an affection of the lungs, and was buried in the Atlantic.
The late F.W. Gullett was a native of Devonshire, England, but lived in Canada many years. He founded the firm of Gullett & Sons, mentioned above, and leaves a lasting memorial of his own work in the carved ornamentation on the front of the Toronto post office.
HANSLEY (St. Thomas) July 14 - Mrs. Sarah Ann Hansley, wife of Robert Hansley, living on the Back street, at Frame, met death by drowning in a well. The unfortunate victim, who was about 60 years of age, has been subject to melancholy for some time, and there was a suspicion of suicide.
TWEEDLE (Tapleytown) July 14 - The funeral of John Tweedle, son of the late John Tweedle of Tweedside, took place last Monday at 10 o’clock. Internment at Tweedside.
NICHOL (Strabane) July 14 - Mr. and Mrs. Nichol have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement of their second son, Walter, who died on Sunday morning last. He will be buried at Dundas on Tuesday at 1:00 o’clock
MAIR (Glencoe) July 14 - Donald A. Mair, aged 23, only son of James Mair, a farmer residing in Ekfird township about eight south east of Glencoe, was struck by lightning and instantly killed this afternoon. The young man was in the peak of the barn fixing the hay fork pulley at the time. His father, who was also in the barn, received a severe shock being knocked down.
BUSH (Sarnia) July 14 - Walter Bush, aged thirteen years, son of G.T.R. conductor John Bush, Albert street, was accidentally drowned this afternoon. The lad was playing on a raft just above the G.T.R. elevator in company with a lad named Herron, and fell into the water. The current is swift at this point, and the boy was swept out of sight beneath the steamer Oades, lying at the elevator. The men on the boat saw the accident, but were not in time to prevent it. The body has not been recovered. A sad feature of the case is that the boy’s mother is lying critically ill at the general hospital from the effects of an operation and cannot be told of the fatality.
TANTON (Brantford) July 14 - News has been received here that Bert Tanton, of this city, better known as “heavy Tanton”, had succumbed to an attack of fever in Port Arthur, Texas, that morning. The deceased was a great favourite in Brantford, where he was very well known, and where he resided until a few months ago, when he went to Port Arthur, Texas. He had been very successful there, and his friends will learn with sincere regret of his death, which came very unexpectedly. The remains will be brought to this city.
LAUDER- The funeral of the late Mrs. Agnes Lauder took place this afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. Chiswell, 215 Emerald street north, and was largely attended. Rev. Father Whitcomb was officiating clergyman at the house and grave.
DOYLE - The remains of the late Mrs. Mary Doyle were interred in Holy Sepulchre cemetery this morning. The funeral, which took place from 126 Catharine street north, was very largely attended. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral where Mass was said by Rev. Father Holden. At the grave Rev. Father Donovan officiated. Five grandsons and William Reid, a nephew, were the pallbearers.
HEMING - At Catherston, near Darlington, England, Robert Heming, father of Mrs. (Capt. Hardy), of this city. (By cable).
McCABE - Mrs. Elizabeth McCabe, wife of Thomas A. McCabe, off the Plains Road, died in her 58th year. Funeral from the residence of her son, William McCabe, 91 Locomotive street, on Thursday, July 17th , at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Elizabeth McCabe, wife of Thomas J. McCabe, of the Plains road, died in St. Joseph’s hospital about three o’clock this morning from the effects of paris green, self administered. The woman, who had been ailing for some time, swallowed a quantity of poison last Friday but it was until yesterday as she was removed to the hospital. She suffered great pain until relieved by death.
The deceased was 58 years of age. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon from the residence of her son Wm. McCabe 91 Locomotive street.
Crown Attorney Crerar was consulted with reference to the case, but after hearing the particulars decided that an inquest was not necessary.
RENNIE - At his mother’s residence, 145 Herkimer street, on July 14, 1902, Daniel Melville Rennie, late Canadian commissioner for Argentian Republic, and son of the late Alexander Rennie. Funeral (Private) Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 1902
PHILLIPS (Kingston, Ont.) July 15 - Cecil Phillips, of Clayton, across the river from here, is dead from eating green apples and then going in swimming. After bathing he went home, was attacked with pains, and after a day of great agony died. He was 11 years of age.
CLARKE Dundas) July 16 - Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Clarke have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends on the death of their infant daughter, Margaret Lawson, who passed away yesterday afternoon. The funeral took place this afternoon to Grove cemetery.
BELTON - H. Belton died in London yesterday of heart trouble. The deceased was 40 years of age.
WILD - Matthews Wild, one of the best known engineers on the western division of the Grand Trunk, died on Monday evening in London from paralysis. Deceased was 50 years of age, and served the Grand Trunk for a long period.
HAGERTY - At her late residence 169 Park street north, on July 16th, Joanna, relict of the late John Hagerty, in her 81st year. A native of County Waterford, Ireland. Funeral notice later.
GOODMAN - Granny Goodman, the subject of many a dull day newspaper writeup, and the woman whose successfully dodged the great issue of the human race - death - for 110 long years, has passed over at last. A few months ago, her only surviving son, Dave, himself an old man, as men are counted aged ordinarily, succumbed quickly to an attack of pneumonia.
One by one, the old lady has seen death claim her thirteen other children until only Abe was left. He was her only son, which meant much more, especially to a mother who had seen child after child, tie after tie taken and severed, until but one remained. And so Granny loved Abe her boy, and Abe in his way loved Granny. And thus it was that when Abe was taken, Granny, who was then an inmate of the House of Refuge, gave up her desire to live longer and longed for the day to come, “please God quickly”, when she too might be freed the bondage of her weakened, wrinkled, old house of flesh.
The end came last night and today Granny Goodman is a free spirit in the world beyond. There was nothing the matter with her, so the doctors say. No organic derangement or functional weakness. She just took to her bed when she heard that Abe was gone and slowly faded away.
According to the best authority to be obtained, Charlotte or Granny Goodman was born in Norfolk, England, in the year 1793. It is impossible to find the day or date. She came to Canada in 1837 and has lived in Hamilton ever since that time. In those days there was but one grocery store situated at the corner of King and MacNab streets, and it was known as the Checkered Grocery store. There were rail fences and closing what is at present the market square, and all west of that was forest inhabited by wild beasts and Indians. There were no steamboats, no railroads, no stagecoaches even; all teaming was done with oxen, and horses were used for distance travelling only.
Mrs. Goodman’s husband was in the old days of the city a chimney sweep. He died many years ago. A few years ago, Rev. W.F. Wilson took an interest in Mrs. Goodman, and through his instrumentality, she joined Wesley Methodist church. Her last years were peaceful and happy. She was, until a few years ago, able to carry on a bright and interesting conversation having a good memory and excellent hearing and the best eyesight, not having to use glasses. She was free to confess that she was tired of living, and would be glad to die as soon as possible. It is more than likely Granny will have an imposing funeral, as she was so well known in the city, and had so many friends who were anxious for her comfort during her later years.
MacNAUGHTON (Port Hope) July 16 - Joseph William MacNaughton, of Peterboro, died in a buggy this morning at Henry Goheen’s gate, Hope township, on his way home after being cured by Christian Science.
He had been brought from Peterboro three weeks ago, last Monday, to be treated by “Mental Truth”, and so far recovered that his father came in to take him home. He got Joseph as far as the gate, when his mother noticed that he had died. Doctor Corbett will hold an inquest tomorrow.
HOPKINS (Peterboro) July 16 - A very sudden death occurred here about 7:30 this morning. Alfred T. Hopkins, aged 57 years, was employed as a carpenter’s helper at the Cereal works, was assisting to move a large stock of timber, when he was stricken with heart failure, and expired within a few moments. He leaves a widow and two sons, and four daughters. The family have resided there for the past three years, having formerly lived in Midland City.
McCABE - The funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas McCabe took place this afternoon from the residence of her son, William, 91 Locomotive street. Many sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Rev. T.J. Bennett conducted the religious services at the house and grave.
HAGERTY - At her late residence, 169 Park street north, on July 16, Joanna, relict of the late John Hagerty, in her 81st year, a native of County Waterford, Ireland. Funeral at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Friday, July 18, 1902
WEBB (Toronto) July 18 - Charles Webb, aged 35, a shipper for James Lumbers, & Co. wholesale grocers, Front street, fell 25 feet down an elevator shaft this morning and fractured his skull. He was removed to the Emergency hospital, but died within an hour. Webb leaves a widow and four children.
RICE (Toronto) July 18 - Fred Lee Rice, murderer of County Constable William Boyd, was hanged here this morning. William Boyd was the last of the trio of notorious bank burglars, known as the “Aurora” bank burglars”. After a long fight in the courts, the trio were finally brought to Toronto where they were tried and convicted, and on June 4, 1901, sentenced to 211 years imprisonment, each on the two charges of robbery and one of horse stealing. That evening, while the prisoners guarded by three constables, were being conveyed in a cab to the jail, a stranger whose identity has never been discovered to this day threw three revolvers into the carriage. Constable Boyd was shot dead, and the prisoner Jones, in attempting to escape was shot by Constable Stewart and died two days later.
Officers of the crown were besieged yesterday by morbid persons, seeking admission tickets to the seen of the execution. In these cases, the applications were refused, it being considered that the event should not be made an exhibition for the gratification of peculiar curiosity.
HICKSON (Port Hope) July 17 - Thomas Hickson, the son of James Hickson, Ennismore, was struck and killed by lightning. The deceased was one of the many men employed upon the new double track being laid by the G.T.R., now a few miles west of Port Hope. The storm suddenly coming up, Hickson drove his team under a tree nearby for shelter, and he had only been there a few moments when the fatal flash occurred. It appears that the lightning struck his watch chain, which was exposed and fastened to his suspenders, and holding the watch which he carried in a front pocket of his trousers. The time piece was shattered by the lightning. Except that appears to be a slight burn on the back of the head, there were no marks or injuries made upon the body of the unfortunate man.
HARVEY, BLACKWOOD (Port Arthur) July 17 - Three men named Harvey, Johnson, and Blackwood fell 96 feet at the Canadian Northern’s elevator today. They were putting corrugated iron just under the eaves, when the scaffolding, which was swung by ropes from the window in the cupola, gave way. Harvey and Blackwood were killed almost instantly. Johnson is still living, and is likely to recover as he only has a leg broken. The work was being done for J.A. Jamieson, of Montreal, who has the contract for erecting the building.
PETTMAN (Alymer) July 17 - Thomas Pettman, who resides on the 8th concession of Malahide, was returning home from Aylmer when his horses became unmanageable and he was thrown from his wagon. The wheels passed over his abdomen and caused some internal rupture, which resulted in his death early Wednesday morning.
ROBERTS (St. Thomas) July 17 - Alexander Roberts, while crossing the track west of the city, stepped out of the way of a train and was struck by the M.C.R., which was approaching from the west. It was said he was troubled with deafness. When picked up by the train crew, life was extinct. He was terribly mangled.
PALMER (Iona Station) July 17 - A son of Henry Palmer, Southwold, while riding a pony to water, carelessly tied the other end of the halter-strap around his own neck. In falling off, the pony ran away, and dragged the boy about twenty rods before stopping. He was nearly choked to death, when his father released. He died in a few hours.
DAVIDSON (Woodstock) July 17 - Alex Davidson, conc. 5, East Oxford, fell from the top of a load of hay to the barn floor and was fatally injured.
KING (Toronto) July 18 - The very sudden death occurred on the train between Kingston and Toronto at 3:20 yesterday morning of Mrs. King, wife of J.B. King, grand secretary of the Independent Order of Oddfellows. Mr. and Mrs. King had been attending a meeting of the Relief association of the I.O.F. in Kingston. In company was a large number of the delegates Mrs. King attended an excursion through the Thousand Islands, and on returning felt a slight indisposition. She was taken suddenly ill on the train and died of heart failure.
COTNAM (Ottawa) July 17 - Pembroke was visited by a heavy wind and rainstorm. Three miles below the town a barn belonging to Robert Cotnam was blown down and his young son killed; two others were injured. A barn near the town belonging to Peter White Jr., was also blown down and one man injured.
CHRISTIE (Toronto) July 18 - The inquest on the body of William Christie, who took carbolic acid at his late home at 30 Barton avenue, on Tuesday night, was conducted by Coroner McConnell at Turner & Porter’s undertaking rooms 751 Queen street west yesterday afternoon. A conclusion of the jury was “that Wm. F.D. Christie came to his death in a fit of despondence by taking carbolic acid.”
HOLNBECK (Ottawa) July 17 - Death from gunshot wound accidental, July 3, E Division, South Africa Constabulary, William Elliott Holnbeck. Next of kin, widow, Ina Mary Holnbeck, Cobourg, Ontario.
JONES - At her late residence, 38 Blythe street, on July 18, Mary Taylor, widow of the late Stephen Jones. Funeral from the above address Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
GOODMAN - In this city, on Wednesday, July 16th, 1902, Charlotte Goodman, aged 109 years. Funeral will leave the residence of her grandson, Mr. Henry Smith, 74 Wentworth street north, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for Wesley Church, where the funeral services will be conducted. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Saturday, July 19, 1902
KEARNS, MACGREGOR, HART, BRECKSTEAD (Chesterville, Ont.) July 18 - (Fatalities: Mrs John Q. Kearns, age 33; Edward Kearns, age 7; Miss MacGregor, age 35; Mrs. Nelson Hart, age 23; William Breckstead. Ed.) Yesterday evening, a storm of great severity passed over this territory accompanied by a cyclone which exceeded in fury anything of its kind in the memory of the oldest inhabitants. About 6:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the citizens of Chesterville were alarmed by the appearance of the sky to the northwest of the village, while incessant electric discharges lit up the twilight. Large cloudy masses were roiling and scudding before the wind. It was evident that a fearful storm was raging in the immediate vicinity. Nearing here, the tornado took a southeasterly direction, and passed within a mile of the town. Those who were watching felt distinctly, the hot blast from the cyclone, as it swept with fearful velocity to the south east. The wind monster twisted, tore and destroyed everything in its path, for a space of 50 or 60 rods in width, while everything in a radius of a mile was more or less affected.
The storm struck the township of Winchester in what is known as the Ormond settlement in the northwest corner and travelled in a south easterly direction across the townships of Winchester, Finch, and Osnabruck. This morning, the country miles around presents a scene of devastation. Fences have disappeared, dwellings and out buildings, were over turned, and in some cases torn to pieces. Dead cattle are lying here and there at almost every farm in the centers of the storms path, and dead, maimed, and bruised human beings are added to the horror of the scene.
At the farm of John Kearns, seventh concession, township of Winchester, portions of the barn are lying about the premises, and of the dwelling not a vestige can be found. The father was found lying in the clover field with a broken hip and otherwise terribly bruised, and near him lay his little son, seven years old, quite dead. The corpse of the unfortunate mother evidently picked up with the house, was found against the fence. The two other children were found in the field with broken limbs and terribly bruised, but still living.
A fine hardwood bush, the property of J. Coyne, adjoining the Kearns property, presented an unique appearance. Maples, elms, and oaks were torn from there roots, twisted, broken, and splintered. Many instances of narrow escapes are being reported.
A Miss McGregor is reported killed, and James Wilson was seriously injured at Ormond.
FERGUSON (Kingston) July 18 - A sad drowning accident occurred at Kingston Mills this afternoon. Ralph Ferguson, a sixteen-year-old lad, in company with his mother, brothers, sisters, and some visitors was spending the day at that place and after dinner the boys sat on the lock basin bank to fish.
At 2:00 o’clock, his hat was found floating in the water. The basin was search with grappling irons and the body brought to the surface at 4:00 o’clock.
JOHNSTON (Brockville, Ont.) July 18 - Mrs. Jane Johnston, of Elma, Ontario, came to Brockville a short time ago on a visit to friends, and was today taken home a corpse. She was seized with dizziness while walking downstairs and falling over a bannister fractured her arm. Paralysis followed, and she passed away last night.
Deceased was upwards 60 years of age.
JONES - At her late residence, 38 Blythe, on July18, Mary Taylor, widow of the late Stephen Jones. Funeral from the above address Monday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
GOODMAN - In this city, on Wednesday July 18th, 1902, Charlotte Goodman, aged 109 years. Funeral will leave the residence of her grandson, Mr. Henry Smith, 74 Wentworth street north, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for Wesley church, where the funeral services will be conducted. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Monday, July 21, 1902
COWAN (Windsor, Ont.) July 21 - Walter Cowan, aged 79, father of M.K. Cowan, member of the Dominion Parliament for North Essex, died suddenly at his home in Leamington on Saturday evening. Mr. Cowan was a member of the Essex city council and the Leamington council for twelve years. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons and a daughter.
STONEHAM - Wm. Stoneham, an aged inmate of the house of refuge, died at that institution on Saturday of heart disease. The deceased was 80 years of age, and at one time was a well-known plasterer in the city. He will be buried from Blatchford’s undertaking rooms.
WHALLEY (Toronto) July 21 - George Whalley was found dead in the basement of Evans & Sons, wholesale druggist, 23 Front street west, yesterday afternoon. It is not two months ago that a clerk at the establishment, Edward Geen, was found dead there, and singularly enough Whalley was the man who discovered the body.
Whalley is survived by a widow, five sons, and two daughters. He was 55 years old.
He told his family that he intended going to Toronto Junction on Saturday afternoon. Yesterday, as he had not got back home, his sons George and Harry went to the Junction and found that their father had not been there. They then went to the Evans warehouse, arriving there about 2:30 p.m. Looking in the basement window, they saw their father’s body lying face downwards between two packing cases. They summoned Acting Patrol Sgt. Reburn, who was on duty at the wharf and he notified Coroner Young. An entrance was effected at the back door and it was found that the only mark upon the dead man was a wound on the nose which might have been caused by the fall.
Coroner Young has called for an inquest to open at 4:00 o’clock this afternoon. The jury will adjourn and proceed to the Evans building the vicinity of the death. The case is to be thoroughly investigated.
An unaccountable circumstance of the case is that Whalley received his pay on Saturday but no money was found about the body when it was searched except a .25 cent piece and a few odd cents.
Whalley was employed as a shipper at Evans & Son, and it was in the shipping room in the rear of the basement where the body was found. He had been in the employ of the firm for four years.
There is a very general belief in police circles that the mysterious death of George Whalley, in Evans & Sons warehouse, was caused by men desirous of hiding a conspiracy that has been in progress for some time. Whalley was found dead in the basement of the warehouse in which he was a shipper, yesterday afternoon, and the condition of the body is said to point to violence. The police are looking now very closely for the men engaged in the burglary of the warehouse on May 20. On that night, the watchman surprised two men in the act of blowing open the safe, and afterwards it was found that they had materials prepared to set fire to the place to hide their mischief. Eight days later Edward Geen, a young man and a South African veteran, whose home was at Belleville, and who was employed by Evans & Sons as a shipper, was found dying in the basement. His money was missing. Eight days later, again fire broke out in he basemen of the same warehouse and spontaneous combustion was the only cause that could be ascribed to it. The assertion is now made that the burglars on that occasion must have been men quite well acquainted with the warehouse and its contents, and that the deaths of Whalley and Geen will be traced to the mysterious burglars.
GILMOUR - The announcement of the sudden death of W.A. Gilmour on Monday afternoon came as a sad and terrible shock to the citizens of Vancouver. Indeed, so unexpected was the news that when first rumoured it was regarded as incredible, many absolutely refusing to believe it as only that morning Mr. Gilmour had been seen going to his office at his accustomed hour. Few, even of the most intimate friends of the deceased, knew that he had been feeling indisposed for the past or six or seven days, that only his indomitable willpower and termination had enabled him to continue attending to his numerous professional engagements, and not even to intimate friends did he acknowledge that he was not enjoying his accustomed health. Only when too late to avert the fatal termination of his illness did Mr. Gilmour acquaint his friends and his medical adviser of his condition. A serious attack of convulsions had, however, seized the patient, although neither the doctors, his nurse, nor his grief stricken and devoted wife left the bed chamber, their untiring efforts proved unavailing, and early in the afternoon Vancouver’s much respected citizen passed to his rest.
The sad incident caused a general feeling of the most profound sorrow and sympathy for and with the young and so suddenly bereft widow, who had hardly more than doffed the bridal veil, having been married but little more than a month ago at her home in Hamilton, Ontario.
GOODMAN - Hundreds of citizens turned out yesterday afternoon, despite the unpleasant weather to pay a last tribute to Granny Goodman. The funeral took place from the residence of her grandson, Henry Smith, Wentworth street north, to Wesley church, and thence to the cemetery, where the mortal remains of Hamilton’s resident were laid at rest. The funeral procession was not unusually large but the church was well filled and a large number of people gathered about the grave to witness the last rights.
The pallbearers were all grandsons and great grandsons of deceased. They were; William, Henry, George, George A. and Alfred Smith and Walter A. Garrity.
HOLT (Dunnville) - William Holt, of the firm of Holt & Kitchen, carpet manufacturers, formerly of Paris, but who has been a resident of Dunnville for the past five years, died at the Farmer’s hotel, on Monday July 7th. The deceased contracted a severe cold while in Paris last month, and which developed into inflammation of the lungs. Every attention was shown him but all to no avail. He at last succumbed
to the disease. The funeral took place from J.A. Scholfields undertaking parlours on Wednesday, and from there to Paris, where interment took place. The deceased, who was 74 years of age, leaves three sons, two of whom are in England, and the other in Paris.
OLDFIELD (Dunnville) July 21 - One of Dunnville’s oldest citizens passed peacefully away on Friday, July 11th, in the person of Mary Oldfield. The deceased had been ailing for some time, and last winter went south, hoping to receive benefit thereby. She returned early in the spring feeling much better, then, while lying on the sofa sleeping on Friday afternoon, died suddenly. She leaves to mourn her loss, two brothers, one of whom lives here and the other in the states.
OLDFIELD (Dunnville) - John Oldfield of Dakota, William Oldfield, of Highgate, Ontario, and Mrs. Barker and daughter, of Batavia, N.Y., were here attending the funeral of the late Mary Oldfield on Monday.
ROBERTSON - In this city on Sunday, July 20, 1902, James Robertson, aged 70 years , funeral from his late residence, 115 Mary street, on Tuesday at 3:30. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Kindly admit flowers.
STONEHAM - On Saturday, July 19th 1902, William Stoneham, aged 83 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the rooms of Blachford & Son, funeral directors, King street west.
DORR - In this city, on July 21st, 1902, Frederick, beloved and only child of Henry and Edith Dorr, aged 11 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the family residence, 56 Merrick street, to Hamilton cemetery.
SHERWOOD - At Nelson, on July 20th, Marion Charlotte Ireland, beloved wife of Thompson Sherwood. Interment at the Church of England cemetery, Nelson, on Tuesday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
WILKIN - At the family residence, 531 King street west, on July 21st, inst Marie Hubbard, beloved wife of C.F. Wilkin. Funeral notice later. Interment at Grove cemetery, Dundas.
Tuesday, July 22, 1902
ROBINS (Walkerville, Ont.) July 22 - Mrs. Robins, wife of Wm. Robins, manager of the distillery of Hiram Walker & Sons died this morning. She was stricken about 8:00 o’clock on Sunday evening with apoplexy, and remained unconscious since that time, gradually losing strength and died at 3:00 o’clock this morning. She leaves one daughter.
HALL (Toronto, Ont.) July 22 - Daniel A. Hall, an unmarried man, a lamplighter in the employ of the Carbon Light company, was instantly killed by a streetcar this morning near the corner of Queen and Dovercourt street. Hall was riding a wheel and turned off to avoid a car. He was struck by another coming in the opposite direction and terribly crushed. When extricated Hall was quite dead. He resided at 40 Wright avenue.
WILL (Burlington) July 22 - Several from here attended the funeral on Sunday of Caleb Will, a former resident of this place, who died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wilkins at Zimmerman, at the age of 84 years, and was interred at Appleby cemetery, Rev. Mr. Lounds conducting the burial service.
LEWIS (Grimsby) July 22 - The remains of John W. Lewis were interred in St. Andrews burying grounds on Monday afternoon. He lived to the ripe old age of 92, and passed away on Sunday morning at 4:00 o’clock. The remains were taken to the Presbyterian church where services were held by Rev. John Muir, after which they were carried to St. Andrews church cemetery. The deceased leaves a widow and to daughters, Mrs. M. Makepiece, of Grimsby, and Mrs. F.S. Baker of Toronto.
CROMWELL (Woodstock) July 21 - The body of the late George T. Cromwell, who was killed in Kansas City, arrived on the 4:15 train yesterday morning. The remains were accompanied by his widow, her brother, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe and Mr. Dixon, a fellow employee who represented the Brotherhood of Railway Employees.
Deceased was a switchman and was riding on the iron beam at the back of the car when he slipped off, and both feet were caught under the wheels. Death resulted from shock. The funeral took place at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, from his parents’ home, Huron street, to the Methodist cemetery. Rev. Mr. Couch, of Innerkip, conducted the service.
HURST (Kingston, Ont.) July 21 - William Hurst is dead, age 65. He lived in Kingston for 45 years, 22 of which was as guard in the Kingston Penitentiary. Early in his career there, he was a victim of a plot to escape, and convicts overpowered, gagged and locked Hurst and others in the dungeon. The convicts got away, but were retaken. From this rough treatment Mr. Hurst never fully recovered.
DOBSON (Chatham, Ontario) July 21 - Edward Dobson, Jr., Thamesville, attended he circus here on Saturday. He took a train for his home, but neglected to get off until he got to Bothwell, the next station. He proceeded to walk back. Later he was found asleep on the track by an oil well man and invited to share the shanty till morning. But he insisted on walking home, he doubtless laid down again and fell asleep, for some hours later his mangled remains were found on the track.
BEACH (Toronto) July 22 - New reached Toronto yesterday of the death by drowning at Craighurst, near Allendale, of a well-known Toronto traveller, W.G. Beach, of 552 Carlton street. He was employed by the Diamond Glass company of this city. He went to Craighurst on a holiday trip a week ago. On Saturday he went out alone in a boat, and that evening it was found upturned. Later his body was recovered. It will be brought to Toronto. Deceased’s son-in-law McGillivray Knowles went to Craighurst upon receiving a telegram announcing the death on Saturday. Mr. Beach was 68 years old. A widow and one daughter, Mrs. Knowles, survive him.
BUSH (Sarnia, Ont.) July 21- The body of Walter Bush, the lad who was drowned from the Grand Trunk wharf last Tuesday, was discovered floating in the St. Clair opposite Courtright yesterday morning. A coroners inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death by drowning rendered.
McALISTER (Galt, Ont.) July 21 - Rev. James McAlister, one of the oldest and best-known Methodist clergyman in Canada, dropped dead in his stable this morning from heart failure, it is supposed. He was about 75 years old, and had been a clergyman since 1850. He retired to Galt seven years ago. A widow and large family survive.
CHARTER (Niagara Falls, Ont.) July 21 - The remains of Lucille Charter of Greenville, Ohio, were buried from Morse & Sons undertaking establishment at Niagara Falls South this morning at 10:00 o’clock, interment taking place in the Drummond Hill cemetery. In this simple announcement, there is nothing to arouse more than average curiosity. But Lucille Charter gave Niagara Falls a mystery that will never be solved. On June 23, 1902, the body of a young woman was found in a room at the Parkside Inn on the Canadian side. On the bureau in the room was an empty bottle, which had contained morphine, indicating that it was by this means that the dead woman had come to her end. It was immediately supposed that she had committed suicide, but it has since been learned that she was addicted to the use of morphine, and there are many who believe she died as a result of an overdose of the drug.
For almost a year the remains were unidentified. The body was taken to the Morse establishment where such care was taken in its embalming that it afterwards became petrified and has since served to attract many people to the undertaking rooms.
Some months ago, relatives of Lucille Charter, who was in life a professional nurse, and whose home was at Greenville, entered into correspondence with Mr. Morse, as a result of which it was practically determined was the body was that of the Greenville girl. Saturday last, Mrs. Jones of Greenville, a sister of Lucille Charter, arrived at Niagara Falls and immediately identified the remains. This morning, a private funeral was held from the undertaking rooms, and the remains consigned to their last resting in Drummond Hill cemetery. Rev. Mr. Findlay of the Presbyterian officiated. The body was in a perfect state of preservation.
STEWART - John F. Stewart, of Toronto, died while undergoing an operation in the Montreal general hospital on Saturday.
WHEELER - Robert Wheeler, a driver in the employ of H.A. Zarfass, baker, Toronto, died suddenly at his residence after returning from his route Saturday afternoon. Wheeler complained of feeling unwell and died in about ten minutes afterwards.
WILKIN - At the family residence, 581 King street west, on July 21st , Ina Marie Hubbard, beloved wife of C.F. Wilkin. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to Grove cemetery, cemetery Dundas.
ROBERTSON - The funeral of the late James Robertson, moulder, took place this afternoon from his late residence, 115 Mary street, to the city cemetery. The pallbearers were members of Excelsior lodge, I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a member. Rev. Mr. McLaren conducted the services.
Wednesday, July 23, 1902
EARL (Deseronto) July 23 - John Earl, a dummy aged about 25, was accidentally killed by a Bay of Quinte train near Deseronto Junction, this morning. Earl came from Brockville, to which place his remains will be sent this afternoon.
KENNEDY (Toronto) July 23 - The death occurred very suddenly on Saturday of John Kennedy, proprietor of the White Elephant hotel at St. Catharines. He was ill only two hours when death ensued from heart trouble. Mr. Kennedy was well-known in the neighbourhood of Huttonville, and Brampton, and was proprietor of the Mansion house, Merriton, for a short time. He is survived by his widow and two brothers, George Kennedy, of Huttonville, and William Kennedy of Hamilton.
FEENEY (Toronto) July 23 - A child dead in a baby carriage, and its mother drunk on the floor, was the discovery made by P.C. Chapman, of the morality department when he visited a home at 54 Sydenham street, about noon yesterday. The husband has been in jail for the past week.
The child, whose name was Catharine was about six months old. About four o’clock yesterday morning, the woman rushed wildly out of the house and informed the neighbours of the death.
Doctor Wallace, of Queen and George streets, was called in about a week ago and found the child to be suffering from cholera infantum. It is said he was not called in a second time and that no doctor saw the child since his visit. The woman, whose name is Mary Feeney, was taken into custody, and is held on a charge of drunkenness, but it is possible that a more serious charge made be made. The circumstances were reported to Coroner Johnson, who has issued a warrant for an inquest to be held at Moffat’s undertaking rooms, Yonge street, at eight o’clock tonight. The body was removed there yesterday. A question to be decided is whether the death was caused or hasten by neglect.
A postmortem examination will be made this afternoon.
About a year ago, when Mrs. Fenney was serving a term for drunkenness, her baby died at the jail, the result, it was alleged, of neglect.
Another woman in a drunken condition was with Mrs. Feeney at the latter’s house yesterday, but she left hurriedly at the constable’s appearance.
ADAMS (West Flamboro) July 22 - Fanny, only daughter of Samuel Adams of Crook’s Hollow, died on Friday afternoon about 4 o’clock. She was apparently in her usual state of health until a day or two before her demise. Diabetes was the cause of death. The funeral took place at two o’clock yesterday afternoon to the Grove cemetery Dundas, and was largely attended, notwithstanding the heavy downpour of rain. The floral offerings were very numerous. Rev. S.W. Fisher conducted the services. The pallbearers were, George Stutt, Gordon Studd, John Morden, Ed Morden, and Frank Morden. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
SCOTT - At her late residence, 22 Guise street, on Wednesday, July 23, 1902, Mary Scott, wife of Richard Scott, aged 56 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Thursday, July 24, 1902
RICHARDS (Kingston, Ont.) July 24 - George Richards, of Napanee, aged 60, was killed at Queen’s college buildings today, a falling brick striking him on the breast. He was thrown 25 feet and taken up still conscious, but died ten minutes later.
GILMOUR (Toronto) July 24 - Yesterday afternoon, the remains of W.A. Gilmour, who died at Victoria, B.C., were taken to Mount Pleasant for interment. The funeral had already taken place in Vancouver, B.C., and only members of the family and intimate friends were present to witness the last rites. A number of Hamilton people accompanied the remains to the cemetery. Mrs. Gilmour did not come east, but remained in Vancouver.
WILKINS - Mrs. Charles Wilkins died at her residence in Hamilton on Monday, and was buried in Grove cemetery here yesterday afternoon. She lived here for many years and had many friends who sympathize with Mr. Wilkins in his sad loss.
HORSEY (Owen Sound, Ont.) July 23 - Three minutes after 6 o’clock this evening, Dr. T.H. Horsey, representative for North Grey in the Dominion house of commons, was fatally injured by the bursting of the flywheel on an accessory engine at the Sun Portland Cement Works. The big mill had just commenced manufacture of cement a day or two before, and Dr. Horsey, who was the founder and principal promoter of the enterprise had been spending much time around the plant. Today he passed one department of the works to the other personally superintending the initial work of manufacture. About 5:30 W.P. Telford, a well-known local banker and one of the directors of the cement company, went to the mills which are situated on the west side of the harbour entrance. He was greeted by Dr. Horsey, and together they went from one department to another watching the big rotaries turning, and discussing many of the innumerable details of the concern. A few minutes before six o’clock, they entered the engine room which is situated in a building at the north side of the plant. In the engine room at the time were M. Smith, chief engineer, who was on day duty; Wm. Webb, assistant engineer, having just entered to go on duty for the night.
Dr. Horsey instructed the engineer to start the big engine at nine o’clock, and then again turned to speak to Mr. Telford Engineer Smith reached over to the valve, and was in the act of turning off the steam when the swiftly revolving flywheel burst, wrecking the engine room in an instant. Broken pieces of iron shot in every direction, twisting the iron girders supporting the roof and tearing large rents into sheet-iron room itself. One section of the wheel was carried one hundred yards from the building. The long inch pulley ropes in some inexplicable manner were wrenched from the driving wheel of the big engine, windows were burst out, the floor sprung and bulged up in many places, making a wreck of the interior of the engine room that beggars description.
Recovering from the terrible shock, W.P. Telford and engineers Smith and Webb were horrified to see Dr. Horsey lying on the floor with a terrible gash in the skull, through which the brain protruded. He was still alive, though gasping feebly for breath. Medical assistance was telephoned for and Doctors Lang and Hershey arrived in a few minutes, but both pronounced the victim beyond hope of recovery. He was removed to the General and Marine hospital, where he died at midnight.
Mrs. Horsey who is in Wingham, has been notified of the accident to her husband.
Dr. Horsey was elected to the house of commons for North Grey as a Liberal in 1900, defeating Charles Gordon by a majority of 17. He was 32 years of age, and was a medical practitioner with the good will of a large section of the community. Some years ago he represented the Sun Life Insurance company in China, Japan, and the Philippines.
He married a daughter of Doctor McDonald, of Wingham, deputy speaker of the house of commons. Two small children are the result of the union. (Article edited.)
WHALLEY (Toronto) July 24 - Interest of the most feverish nature continues to be displayed in the case of the man Whalley, found dead in the Evans warehouse, and the inability to arrive at some reasonable conclusion which cannot be discounted by facts connected with this case tends to increase this interest. While various explanations are still be offered as probable, the one most generally accepted is the theory of suicide. Whalley may have died from natural causes or because of an accident, and but of for the chain of events at the Evan’s warehouse during the past two months, no explanation outside these would very likely be seriously entertained. If it is proved that his death is a natural one, or that he died
accidentally, the shroud of mystery will be lifted. But, on the other hand if this is not proved that two reasonable conclusions remain; Whalley either died at his own hands or was murdered.
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SCOTT - At her late residence, 37 Guise street, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 1902, Mary Scott, wife of Richard Scott, aged 55 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Mrs. Rachel Scott, of 37 Guise street, passed away on Wednesday morning. She had been ailing for some time but no one expected her death so suddenly. The deceased was a native of Donegal, Ireland. She and her husband came to this city shortly after their marriage, about thirty seven years ago, and have lived at the same place nearly all that time. She leaves a family of five sons and three daughters, also a sister, Mrs. W.A. Wilson, of this city, and a brother, Robert Wilson of County Longford, Ireland. Her husband is at present on a visit to Ireland and is expected home shortly.
Friday, July 25, 1902
SCOTT - The funeral of the late Mrs. Scott took place this afternoon from her late residence, 37 Guise street to the city cemetery and was largely attended. The pallbearers were five sons of the sons of the deceased; Richard, William, Robert, Jas., and Hamilton; and Joshua Phillips, son-in-law. Rev. J.L. Hockey conducted the services.
GREENWOOD - Mrs. Charlotte Greenwood, widow of the late J. Hamar Greenwood, who passed away only a week ago from a stroke of paralysis, died suddenly at Whitby yesterday.
WILSON (London, Ont.) July 24 - John Wilson, a farmer residing a few miles west of Thorndale, was found dead in a ditch on the roadway near Wyton yesterday afternoon about 6:00 o’clock. Mr. Wilson was over 70 years of age, had been out on some business and was on his way home when the accident happened.
When found, he was lying under his wagon, and it is thought that his horse must have run away with him and the rig overturned in the ditch. Mr. Wilson was one of the oldest farmers in that neighbourhood, and was well-known and very highly respected.
RICHARDS (Kingston, Ont.) July 24 - Geo. Richards, Napanee, aged 60, was killed at Queen’s College buildings today, a falling derrick striking him on the breast. He was thrown 25 feet, and was taken up still conscious, but died ten minutes later.
GILMOUR - At his residence, Vancouver, on the 14th of July, William Alexander Gilmour, aged 30 years, eldest son of Thomas Gilmour, Esq., formerly of Brockville. The funeral took place at Vancouver, July 14th. The remains were brought to Toronto and interred in Mount Pleasant cemetery, on Wednesday, July 22.
STEVENSON - In this city, on Thursday, on July 24, 1902, Wm. J. Stevenson. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. John Lewis, Dundas Road, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. (Private).
Saturday, July 26, 1902
WARDLE (Chatham, Ont.) July 25 - Herbert Wardle, the nine-year-old-son of Geo. Wardle, who was attacked by lockjaw, owing to his having run a rusty nail into his foot a week ago, died last night at the general hospital.
STEVENSON (Toronto) July 26 - Miss Margaret Stevenson, a dressmaker residing at 2 Markham Place, dropped dead about 9:00 o’clock last night. She was around apparently in her usual health throughout the day. Miss Stevenson was about 45 years of age. Her home was at Mount Forest.
OSBORNE - Finley Osborne, of Belleville, died suddenly at Wellington last night from heart disease. He was one of Belleville’s leading and most respected citizens.
HORSEY (Owen Sound) July 25 - The funeral of the late Dr. E.H. Horsey, M.P., this afternoon was most imposing. Religious service was held at the house on West street by Rev. R.J. McAlpin, pastor of Knox church, assisted by Rev. Dr. Fraser of Annan, after which the cortege started for Greenwood cemetery at 4:30 o’clock headed by the Thirty-first regiment band. Nearly one hundred and fifty carriages were in line and over three hundred members of societies and employees of the company with which deceased was connected. The sidewalks were crowded with spectators, and business was suspended. Floral tributes were numerous and costly, many coming from distant friends. Among the many messages of sympathy received by Mrs. Horsey was one from Sir Wilfred Laurier in England, and another from Hon. R.W. Scott from Ottawa.
PIERCE - At Bisbea, Arizona, Friday July 25, Solomon Pierce, brother of Mrs. J.B Rousseaux, east Barton street city. Funeral takes place this afternoon at Bisbea.
BIRRELL - At his late residence, 183 East Hunter street, on Friday, July 25, 1902, Michael Birrell, aged 72 years. Funeral Monday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
BATSTONE - In this city, on Saturday, July 26th, 1902, Maria Batstone, aged 64 years. Funeral from her late residence, Sherman avenue north, on Monday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Monday, July 28, 1902
BECKETT, RIDDELL (Welland, Ont.) July 27 - Two young men, Gordon Beckett, son of Wm. Beckett, and Fred Riddell, a young English lad, aged 16 and 20 respectively, were drowned in the Welland river at Beckett’s bridge, about seven miles west of Welland, on Friday evening. They went in bathing and were heard playing and laughing for some time, but after awhile everything became quiet, and when people to investigate there was nothing but an upturned boat to be seen. The bodies were found shortly afterwards, but life was extinct. The funeral took place today.
REED (London, Ont.) July 27 - Henry S. Reed, 68 years of age, was found dead in bed at his little store on Clarence and Simcoe streets where he lived alone. On Friday the neighbours noticed that the store was not opened, and late in the evening, the place was broken into and the body of the old man discovered. He had been dead twelve hours. Heart disease is given as the cause death.
REID (Toronto) July 28 - Seized with cramp in seven feet of water, Norman Reid, aged 17, was yesterday afternoon drowned at the mouth of the Mimico creek.
Deceased, who was the eldest son of James B. Reid, guard at the Central prison, left his home, 53 Brookfield street, about 2:00 o’clock, on his bicycle accompanied by Bert Kenney, of 97 Shaw street, and a younger brother. When the three lads reached the creek they decided to go in for a bathe. Reid was a poor swimmer, but crossed the stream successfully, and had started back when his companions on the bank heard a shriek and saw he was in difficulties. Bert Kenney pushed out to the drowning lad and told him to rest his hands on his shoulders. Reid did so, but only for a moment. He seemed to double up and then slip off.
Kenny dived several times, but failed to see his friend’s body again, owing to the muddiness of the water due to the storm. Doctor Godfrey happened to come up with his boat and he also endeavoured to find the body but without results.
Constable Geo. Simpson was then notified, and he at once started to drag the stream. In less than half an hour he was successful in recovering the body, but artificial respiration failed to restore life, and the corpse was removed to Benson’s undertaking rooms.
It is supposed that Reid, who had become heated by his ride from the city, was seized with cramps in midstream.
WHALLEY (Toronto) July 28 - The coroner’s jury will meet tonight at the city hall to hear evidence touching the death of Whalley, the Evans & Sons employee, who died a week ago in the basement of the Front street warehouse of the company under suspicious circumstances. During the past week several of the city’s most skilled detectives have given all their time to the case. Just what they have discovered which will cast new light on the mystery is uncertain.
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FRASER - John Fraser, proprietor of the Stratton House at Port Carling, died suddenly Saturday night of apoplexy. He had been sick only a few days.
REVELL - The death occurred on Saturday of William Revell who for a number of years was a draughtsman in the survey’s branch of the Ontario crown lands department at Toronto.
BIRRELL - The remains of the late Michael Birrell, one of Hamilton’s oldest and most respected residents, were consigned to mother earth this afternoon in the city cemetery. The casket was covered with many beautiful tributes. The funeral took place this afternoon from the deceased’s late residence, 183 Hunter street east, and was largely attended.
The pallbearers were; Wm. Lees, Sr., Wm. Anderson, John Milne, Felix O’Neil, John Flynn, and Frank Wilkinson. Rev. Neil M. Leckie, of Central Presbyterian church, conducted the services.
KENNEDY - Mrs. Kennedy, widow of the late John Kennedy, who lived at 42 Pearl street south, died yesterday at St. Joseph’s hospital. She got a bad fall about six weeks ago and never recovered from the effects of it. The deceased was 87 years of age, and had lived in Hamilton for 30 years. She was an old member of Central Presbyterian church. Her only relatives here are two grandsons, John and Harry Kennedy.
In this city, on July 27th 1902, Jane Urquhart, relict of the late John Kennedy, a native of Rosshire, Scotland aged 87 years. Funeral from her late residence, 42 Pearl street south on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
Tuesday, July 29, 1902
BEATTY, CROSS (Parry Sound, Ont.) July 28 - A double drowning accident under exceptional sad circumstances occurred this evening about six o’clock, near Two Mile Narrows, about two miles from here, by which the lives of Miss Etta Beatty, eldest daughter of David Beatty, D.L.S., of this town, and also that of Frank Cross, a young Englishman whose relatives are in England, were both lost.
The young couple were with a picnic party of Major Knifton’s family and were in bathing. Miss Beatty, although only a few yards from the shore, got out of her depth. Mr. Cross at once rushed to her assistance, and, it is said, he seemed twice to be about to bring her to the surface, but, however, being overpowered by her struggles was himself drowned. Mr. Cross was known to be an exceptional good swimmer. The bodies were shortly afterwards recovered.
LEROY (Barrie, Ont.) July 28 - One of the saddest fatalities that has happened here in many years occurred today when the waters of the Kempenfeldt claimed a victim in Miss Norma Leroy, daughter of D.W. Leroy, manager of the Queen’s hotel. Deceased, who was about seventeen years of age, rowed three little girls to Fisherman’s Point, two miles down the bay. Here all went in bathing between five and six o’clock. Miss LeRoy went beyond her depth and it is thought that she took a cramp as she was a good swimmer. She cried to her companions, the oldest of whom may an attempt to reach her without avail. An alarm was given, but Miss Leroy must have been in the water ten minutes before assistance came. A young man, who was first on the scene, recovered the body in about ten feet of water. He attempted resuscitation until Doctors Pailing, and Wallwin arrived, and they did all possible for nearly an hour, when hope was abandoned.
The deceased was an exceptional bright young lady, and was a general favourite. Her untimely death has cast a gloom over the whole town.
GREEN (Woodstock, Ont.) July 28 - Gladstone Green, aged 20 years, son of Aaron Green, a well known farmer of East Oxford, was drowned in the Thames, on Fitche’s Flats in Blandford yesterday.
He and several young men were in bathing, and Green and his brother who could not swim got beyond their depth. Both went down and it was with great difficulty that either one was rescued. One brother was finally got out, but Gladstone got caught in a branch in a hole sixteen feet deep. His body was in the water over four hours.
McCALLA (St. Catharines, Ont.) July 28 - John McCalla, of the grocery firm W.J. & J. McCalla, died at his home on Queenston street this morning. He was one of the most influential men of this city, and had lived here over half a century. He was a native of Ireland and was 70 years old. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
SUGDEN (Guelph, Ont.) July 28 - Mrs. S. Sugden, Nottingham street, drowned herself in a cistern at her home on Nottingham street, on Sunday morning while in a fit of mental depression. Mrs. Sugden had been in a delicate state of health for a long time.
About three o’clock, her daughter Robina, heard a noise downstairs, and accompanied by one of her sisters, went to investigate. They went to their mother’s room and found that she was not there. While searching, they noticed that the lid of the cistern was off, and looking down into they found the body of their mother.
Mr. Sugden was out of the city, having gone on a business trip with the Bell excursion to Barrie on Saturday and did not reach home until this morning.
KINNEAR (Cornwall) July 28 - The Mocassin train west-bound on the G.T.R., on Saturday night struck and instantly killed Miss Kate Kinnear, between Cornwall and Mille Roches. The deceased, who was a peculiar old woman of 85 years or thereabouts, was walking on the track on her way to Mille Roches from Cornwall. The body which was badly mangled was taken to Mille Roches and thence to Cornwall, and was interred today at Gravel Hill.
The unfortunate woman belonged to a good family being a daughter of the late George Kinnear, of the first concession of Roxboro. She was born in Ireland, and came to this country when a child.
McCRAE - Collin McCrae, one of the pioneer business men of Hamilton, was called to his long rest somewhat suddenly this morning, at the ripe old age of 81 years. Mr. McCrae belonged to the old-time school of business men - the men in other years gave to the city its right to be known as ambitious. He was born in Inverness, Scotland, and came to this country as a young man.
For the past seven or eight years, the deceased had spent his time quietly at his home, 233 MacNab street north, where he lived with his two sisters, he never having married. Besides his two sisters he leaves one brother, a retired minister living in California.
The funeral will take place from the deceased’s late residence on Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 30, 1902
DIXON (Toronto) July 30 - Another street railway fatality occurred yesterday. This time the victim was an eleven-year-old-girl, Florence Dixon, whose parents live at 37 Napier street.
The child was crossing Queen street opposite Munro street, yesterday morning from the rear of a west bound car and was struck by a car going east. Her left arm and left leg were broken, and she was severely bruised about the head and shoulders. She was taken in to a nearby drug store where Doctor McLean attended her, and was then removed to the general hospital in the ambulance. She was unconscious all the while and death came about 2:00 p.m.
MARLETT - Mrs.Phoebe Marlett, of St. Thomas, aged 42, who had been ailing for a couple of years, died very suddenly. Her husband and son went to Port Stanley and on their return found her unconscious, and she passed away soon afterward.
OLDFIELD - John Oldfield has returned to his home in Dakota after attending the funeral of his sister, Miss Oldfield.
Mrs. Barker, who was here attending the funeral of her sister Miss Oldfield, returned to her home in Elmira Monday.
GREEN (Stony Creek) - Mrs. Frank Green, wife of the well-known horseman, died last evening after a long illness. The deceased leaves a husband and one son, Doctor Frank Green, of this village, to mourn her loss.
At Stony Creek, on July 29, Delia, beloved wife of Frank Green, Stony Creek, aged 54 years. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. at son’s residence, Doctor Green, to Methodist church for services. Interment in Stony Creek cemetery.
BROCK (Port Dover, Ont.) July 29 - A sad drowning accident happened at this place shortly after noon today. A number of men employed in the fishing business were crossing the harbour in a small boat, and in changing places caused it to partly capsize. One of the occupants, Arthur Brock, fell into the water, and being unable to swim quickly sank. One of the others named Taylor, jumped into the water to attempt to rescue Brock. During the struggle, Taylor was carried under. At this moment James McDonald, one of a crew of the American Yacht Wah Wah Taysee, lying in the harbour, immediately went to the assistance of the drowning men, and succeeded by diving in bringing Taylor to the surface and resuscitating. In the meantime, McDonald, after bringing to the surface, turned his attendance to secure the body of Brock, and in a few minutes succeeded in bringing the body to the surface. Life was found to be extinct.
RICHMOND - The funeral of the late Thomas Richmond took place this afternoon from his late resident, 34 Smith avenue, to the city cemetery, and was largely attended. The pallbearers were; John, William, George, and Leo, sons of the deceased, and John Hopkins, and Albert Croal, cousins.
Rev. Robert Hopkins of Kent, Ohio, a cousin of the deceased, conducted the services at the house and the grave.
SKINNER - John Skinner died today at his residence, 103 King street west. He was born in Cornwall, England, and came to Canada in his youth. He had lived here for thirty years, and for years carried on business as a watchmaker and jeweller. In all religious work, the deceased took a deep interest. He was first connected with the first Methodist church being one of the trustees, and in later years, he attended Centenary church, being a member of the quarterly board. Mr. Skinner’s chief pleasure in life was to do good. He also took an interest in the religious departments of the charitable institutions. The deceased was a bachelor and leaves two sisters, Miss Skinner, and Mrs. Thomas Morris.
At his late residence, 103 King street west on Wednesday, July 30th, 1902, John Skinner, jeweller. Funeral Friday. (Private).
GREEN - Mrs. Frank Green, after a lingering illness of one and a half years, passed peacefully away at he residence of her son Doctor Green, of Stony Creek, last evening. She leaves a bereaved husband and one son to mourn her loss. Her sister, Mrs. McGregor, died but three weeks ago, which makes it doubly sad for the many friends of both, and all extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. For many years, Mrs. Green had made her home at Stony Creek. She was 54 years of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from her son’s residence. The remains will be laid at rest in Stony Creek cemetery. The deceased was the daughter of the late Jonathon Pottruff.
McCRAE - At his late residence, 233 MacNab street north, on the 30th inst. Colin McCrae. Funeral on Thursday at 3 p.m.
YOUNG - In this city on July 28th, 1902, Clorinda Young, aged 63 years. Funeral Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from Green Bros. Emporium. (Private to Hamilton cemetery)
Thursday, July 31, 1902
SOLILER(Windsor, Ont.) July 31 - Auguste Soliler, the farmer who was struck by a Grand Trunk railway train at Little River on Monday night, died last evening. He leaves a widow and three children.
McCRAE - The funeral of the late Colin McCrae took place this afternoon from his late residence, MacNab street north, to the city cemetery. A great many old friends and members of St. Andrew’s Society to testify their regard for the deceased.
Rev. J.H. Hazelwood conducted the services. The pallbearers were; Douglas Buchanan, Pittsburgh; George Angus Sutherland; and Robert Dunlop, Watson, Wm. Inman; S.A. Findlay.
McKEE - Thos. McKee, an old resident of Sandwich, who had been clerk of the county of Essex for many years and who was an ex-customs officers, died suddenly this morning.
MacLAREN (Sarnia) July 30 - The bursting of a large emery wheel at the factory of the Vehicle and Implement Spring company of Pontiac, Mich., on Saturday, resulted in injuries to Wm MacLaren, of Sarnia, from which he died on Monday evening. At the time of the accident, Superintendent A.J. Pullaw, was showing Mr. MacLaren through the works. As they were passing an emery wheel, which was turning at the speed of hundreds of revolutions per minutes, the wheel burst, one piece striking Pullaw on the right elbow, breaking his arm in five places. Another piece struck Mr. MacLaren in the abdomen, inflicting injuries which resulted in his death. The remains arrived here last night from Pontiac and will be buried on Thursday afternoon under Masonic auspices, deceased being prominent in Masonic circles. He was aged 43 years, and leaves his mother and two sisters to mourn his demise.
GRAHAM (Galt) July 30 - Although he had been ill for some months, Galt was painfully surprised this evening at the death of one of its most prominent and influential residents, James W. Graham. Deceased was born in Galt and lived here practically all his life. For years he carried on a drug business, but eventually turned his attention to real estate and financial matters. He was identified prominently with nearly all the philanthropic associations of the town, and was a member of Knox church, of which congregation he was secretary for many years. In politics, deceased was a staunch Conservative. Deceased was married to a daughter of Doctor Lundy of Preston, who survives with one son and four daughters. The funeral takes place on Saturday afternoon.
BENNETT - The death occurred in Kingston yesterday from heart disease of Mrs. Bennett, wife of Rev. W.R. Bennett, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Madison, N.J. Deceased was 28 years of age, and born in Toronto.
Friday, August 1, 1902
EGAN - Edward Egan died about 4:30 this morning after an illness from pulmonary tuberculosis, which continued for about three years. He was quite low in the spring but recovered and was able to be around up till Saturday, when he contracted a cold which hastened the end.
The deceased was born in St. Helen’s, County of Lancashire, England, in 1843, and was in his 54th year. He came to Canada and settled in Hamilton about 35 years ago, where he followed his trade as a baker about 12 years. While there, he was married to Catharine Garner. He next came to Guelph and entered the employ of Thomas Tannner, then conducting a bakery at the corner of Norfolk and Green streets. After Mr. Tanner’s retirement, he continued on with W.W. Kenny & Co. When the Kenny company retired, Mr. Egan took over the business and conducted for about five years and until his health failed. He was a member of Royal Lodge, A.O.U.W.
Those who survive him are his widow and the following family; Edward Egan, Leamington; Mrs. C.E. Sleeman, city; Frank at home, and Pierce, of the Bell Telephone company, Toronto.
The remains will be interred at Hamilton on Saturday morning. The demise of Mr. Egan was quite unexpected. He retired Wednesday at the usual hour. About 4:00 o’clock he arose and was assisted back to his bed by Mrs. Egan, who then lay down on a sofa beside the bed. Half an hour later, Mrs. Egan awakened and felt the hand of her husband, which was hanging over the bedside and it was cold. The vital spark had fled.
The late Mr. Egan was well-known in Guelph, and his friends were as numerous as his acquaintances. He was quiet and retired in his disposition, and always took a deep interest in the city’s welfare though not himself an active man in municipal affairs. His home was his chief source of pleasures, and to his wife and family his first thoughts and affection was given.
EAGER - H.A. Eager has received a communication from Ira B. White, of the White Hardware co., Norfolk, V.A., confirming the death by accidental drowning on July 20 of his son, J. Henderson Eager. When notified, Mr. White went at once to the scene of the accident and had the body prepared for temporary burial, awaiting final disposal by relatives.
Mr. Eager’s son will go to Norfolk to arrange for the funeral.
MOYER (Preston) - The funeral of Mrs. Doctor Moyer, of Lordsdale, New Mexico, took place at her father’s residence, Preston, Sunday afternoon.
McKEE - Thos. McKee, clerk of the county of Essex, is dead.
PERKINS - One of Gorrie’s eldest residents in the person of Henry Perkins, post master, passed away last evening in his 67th year. Deceased lived in Gorrie continuously for the past forty two years.
WOOLEN (Kingston, Ont.) July 31 - James Woolen, a Crimean veteran, is dead of dropsy and heart affection. He was 77 years of age, and had seen much military service. He was a Sergeant in the First Brigade of the Manchester regiment and served in the Sepoy, and Crimean wars. He was wounded seven times, and was mentioned in dispatches for conspicuous bravery. He came to Canada and concluded his time with the Royal Canadian Force. Later, he was a Canadian policeman. A widow and several sons and daughters survive.
CADENHEAD (London) July 31 - Death came with shocking suddenness to Mrs. George M. Cadenhead, of Chatham, youngest sister of Sheriff D.M. Cameron. Mrs. Cadenhead had been visiting her sister Miss Cameron at Strathroy, and had a tooth extracted by a Strathroy dentist, taking an anaesthetic for that purpose. This evidently affected the lungs for congestion set in, followed rapidly by pneumonia which made such immediate ravages on Mrs. Cadenhead’s system that she sank rapidly until death occurred at 4:00 o’clock this morning.
EGAN - In Guelph, on July 31, Edward Egan, baker, aged 84 years. Funeral on Saturday, from the G.T.R. Stuart street station on arrival of the 12:30 train, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and relatives will please accept this notice.
Saturday, August 2, 1902
EGAN - The funeral of the late Edward Egan took place today, on the arrival of the Grand Trunk 12:30 train from Guelph. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral, where a Requiem Mass was said. The internment will take place at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
ROUSE - Alfred Rouse, 223 Wilson street, a member of the fire department, died this morning. He had been ill about two weeks, suffering from asthma. He joined the department in May 1884, and was located at the Victoria avenue station. He leaves a wife and family. It is probable that the firemen will attend the funeral in a body.
The deceased was a member of Red Cross lodge, K.of P.
In this city, on Saturday Aug 2, 1902, Alfred Rouse, aged 45 years. Funeral from his late residence, 223 Wilson street, on Monday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
GARDINER (Parry Sound) Aug 1 - A drowning accident occurred this evening about 8:00 o’clock. Two lads, Ed Gardiner and Sherrill Whalen, were in a canoe a short way out from the foot of Belvedere Hill. In some way the canoe upset. Whalen swam for the shore, and was picked up by another boat. Gardiner, who could not swim, clung to the canoe, but before assistance reached him he had relaxed his hold and sank to the bottom. His body has not yet been recovered. His relatives live in Toronto.
LEWIS - Last night a man named William Lewis, of Port Parry, was drowned off the dock at Parry Harbour. Lewis had come in with a small excursion party from Depot Harbour, where he was employed. On returning on the steamer, he fell off the dock and was drowned before assistance could be rendered. An inquest will be held tomorrow morning. Lewis came from Port Parry.
HODGSON (Sunderland) Aug 1 - Richard Hodgson, lumber dealer, a well-known and respected resident of this place, died suddenly this afternoon. He was assisting at the raising of a barn on the farm of John Farrow, about 4 miles from the village. About half-past-five, he was seen to throw his head and fall to the ground. Doctor Bateson used every means to resuscitate Hodgson, but without avail. He scarcely breathed after the doctor reached his side. The deceased had always resided in this vicinity and carried on business as a dealer in lumber and wood. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
HAMILTON (Parry Sound, Ont.) Aug 1 - Word has been received here of the burning to death, at Novar, of Mrs. Mary Ann Hamilton, wife of Robert Hamilton, of this place. The couple have lived apart for some years. From some cause, at present unknown, her residence took fire, and the unfortunate woman was burned almost to a crisp.
McCOLL (Guelph, Ont.) Aug 1 - Miss Maggie McColl, a young lady about 20 years of age, was killed in a runaway accident about 11:00 o’clock Thursday night.
The deceased left here early in the evening with James McAteer, to visit friends in Rockwood. The horse was startled by a passing train, and in a sudden hitch broke the harness. Mr. McAteer, in his efforts to pull up promptly, was thrown out of the rig and stunned. When he recovered, the horse had gone with the rig. He returned to Rockwood, where he was joined by Mr. O’Donnell, and they returned to try and overtake the runaway. About three miles from Rockwood and on a side road, the body of Miss McColl was found. The deceased had apparently jumped or was thrown from the buggy, and is supposed to have had her neck broken.
She was the daughter of Hugh McColl of Drayton, and had been making her home with her aunt, Mrs. McAteer, for the past few months.
McCLEMONT - In Ancaster, on July 31st, Harry, infant son of William and Nellie McClemont.
Tuesday, August 5, 1902
AITCHISON - The remains of Miss Margaret Aitchison, who died while visiting friends in St. Thomas, arrived here today and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Aitchison, 161 Victoria avenue north. The deceased was a most estimable young lady, and the announcement of her sudden taking away came as a great shock to her wide circle of friends. She was in good health when she went to St. Thomas a couple of weeks ago to visit friends, about a week ago took ill, and last Friday underwent an operation. From the time the operation was performed, she sank gradually until death relieved her sufferings. Deceased was 24 years of age. She was a member of Knox church.
At St. Thomas, Ont., on Monday, Aug 4, 1902, Margaret H. Aitchison, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Aitchison of this city, aged 24 years. Funeral from her parent’s residence, 161 Victoria avenue north, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
ADAMS - The bodies of Doctor T.H. Gray, of Buffalo, and Miss Ruby Adams of Toronto, who were drowned in the Niagara River last night have not been recovered.
About 9:30 o’clock, Miss Ruby Adams of Toronto and Doctor Howard Gray of Goundry street, Tonawanda, while out on an excursion on the Niagara River, were accidentally drowned. Late this afternoon, the Outing club, of this city, left Batt’s dock for a moonlight trip around Grand Island. After making several stops tonight, the party started from Coney Island for home. On nearing the Tonawanda ferry dock, Doctor Howard Gray and Miss Ruby Adams, who had been on the upper deck, started to go to the lower deck. As Miss Adams was passing down the rear steps, she fell and plunged into the river. Doctor Gray, who was close behind her, dove into the stream to save her, but owing to the swift current at that point, both were drowned. Doctor Gray was one of Tonawanda’s most prominent society people.
Miss Adams came to this city from Toronto, accompanied by her mother, to spend several weeks with Doctor C.W. Clendenan, of Christiana street. Both families are now prostrated over the accident.
CLARK (Dundas) Aug 5 - James Clark received word yesterday that his son Peter was killed near Silverwood Ind., on Sunday afternoon. Peter was an engineer on one of the railroads running out of Frankfurt, Ind., and Mr. Clark has not yet been advised whether his son was killed in a railway accident or not. This is the fourth of Mr. Clark’s sons who has met his death while employed on railways.
IMIRE (Simcoe, Ont.) Aug 4 - A lad named Bert Imire, 17 years old, accidentally shot himself this morning at the residence of Edwin Culver, where he was visiting. It appears that he was handling a revolver in the presence of other boys, when it was discharged, killing him instantly.
CLOCK - Doctor William H. Clock, one of the leading physicians of Ottawa, died yesterday at the age of 41.
WILLOUGHBY - Mrs. William Willoughby, wife of Rev. N.R. Willoughby, D.D., of Elora, died in Saskatoon, NWT., Sunday suddenly, at the residence of her son. The body will be interred in Toronto, Friday at 2.p.m.
ROUSE - The remains of the late Alfred Rouse, fireman, were consigned to their lasting resting place yesterday afternoon in the city cemetery, in the presence of a good many friends and members of the fire department and Red Cross lodge, Knights of Pythias, to which the deceased belonged. During the funeral hour, the bell of the Central station tolled. Behind the hearse walked sixteen of the deceased’s former comrades, headed by Sub-Chief Ten Eyck.
The services at the house on Wilson street, and at the grave were conducted by Rev. Mr. Crawford. The pallbearers were: John Burns, Courtland Curtis, and George Dunnett, of Red Cross lodge, and Foreman Thomas Heath, Foreman Thomas Wadsworth, and Fireman Robert Wilson, of the department, all also Knights of Pythias.
SLACER - Many friends of Mrs. Robert Moncur, Bay street south, will regret to hear of the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Slacer, wife of Doctor W.H. Slacer, which occurred at her home 202 Niagara street, Buffalo, early Sunday morning. Mrs. Slacer was one of Buffalo’s most estimable ladies and her loss will be felt not only by relatives and near friends but she will be greatly missed both socially and in city church work, of which she was a ardent supporter. Mrs. Slacer had just shortly returned home from visiting her daughter here.
SHILLINGLAW - In this city at St. Joseph’s hospital, Andrew Shillinglaw, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, in his 60th year. Funeral took place this morning from Dwyer’s undertaking rooms to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Wednesday, Aug 6, 1902
HANNAH - Harry Ross Hannah, the-seven-year-old-son of James Hannah, 20 Hunter street east, died last night, the result of an operation for appendicitis.
WILLOUGHBY - Mrs. Willoughby, wife of Rev. Doctor Willoughby of Elora, died at Saskatoon, N.WT., on Sunday evening, was a sister of Mrs. Rev. W. H. Laird.
CROOKS - Mrs. Crooks, an old lady over 90 years of age, died at the city hospital this morning. She lived with her aged husband at 68 Florence street, and, as far as is known, had no relatives. Rev. W.H. Wade will conduct the funeral service.
SMALL (St. Thomas ) Aug 5 - Coroner Gustin this afternoon commence an investigation into the death of William Small, of Wellington street, who died early this morning. The deceased was twice married, and members of the first family waited upon Crown attorney Donodue and asked that the inquest be held. This he declined to do unless the statutory declaration was made which was done, and the inquest, therefore, had to be held. As far as can be learned, there seemed to be no suspicious circumstances connected with the death of Mr. Small. He had been ailing for some months past. Mr. Small was 50 years of age, and formerly a farmer of Yarmouth. Here he conducted a milk business for years. He was said to have been in good circumstances.
HANNAH - At 30 Hunter street east, on Aug 5, Harry Ross, aged 7 years, beloved son of James and Jeannette Helen Hannah. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. (Private).
Thursday, August 7, 1902
MORTON (Belleville, Ont.) Aug 7 - George S. Morton, a farmer, who lived near Moira, Hastings county, was engaged yesterday morning in drawing in hay, when the whiffle tree broke. One of the fragment struck Morton in the abdomen, causing a puncture, from the effects of which he died last night. Morton was 54 years of age, and a prominent Orange man in his district. A widow but no family survives.
STOUDLY (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) Aug 7 - W.J. Stoudly fell off a C.P.R. construction train a couple of miles from here this morning, and two or three flat cars passed over him, killing him almost instantly. Stoudly was about 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and one young child.
EDWARDS - James Edwards, age 77, of Corunna, dropped dead on the street at Sarnia this morning. Heart failure was the cause of death. Mr. Edwards had been staying with friends here for some time past.
WILLIAMS (Delta, Ont.) Aug 7 - A six-year-old-son of Rev. G.H. Williams, M.A., minister, whose family had been spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. Sterns Ransome, at the latter’s summer resort on the Island, was drowned last evening. Nobody witnessed the accident, and how it happened is therefore not known.
GOWANS (Toronto) Aug 7 - John Gowans died at his residence, 563 Jarvis street, yesterday afternoon, aged 75 years. He had been in failing health for over a year, but it was not until Saturday last that his illness took a critical turn.
Mr. Gowans was for many years a leading figure in the business life of Toronto. Together with the late Henry Kent, he founded the firm of Gowans, Kent & Co., the well known wholesale crockery house. Hamilton was the first scene of their operations, and after being established for a short time, removed to Toronto.
Mr. Gowans was a shrewd, far seeing business man, and under his management, the firm soon assumed large proportions. He continued as the head of the company up to the time the establishment was destroyed by fire, when, owing to failing health, he retired, handing over to the management to James and John Kent.
Mr. Gowans was an active member of St. James Square Presbyterian church, being the oldest elder in the church. He was a prominent member of the Caledonian Society. In politics, he was a Liberal. Mr. Gowans was twice married. His widow and one daughter, Miss Elsie Gowans, and two stepchildren, C.T. Wood, and Mrs. (Dr.) Stephenson, of Montreal survive. The funeral tomorrow afternoon will be private.
LEMOINE (Cornwall, Ont.) Aug 6 - Alex Lemoine, a trimmer employed to look after the arc lights on the Cornwall canal, was instantly killed this evening. He had climbed to the top of a pole at lock 19 to cut a lightning arrester, and fell down head foremost about 25 feet. He struck on the coping and his brains were dashed out. Coroner Hamilton was notified and decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Deceased was 35 years of age, and leaves and three children. He had resided in Cornwall for about a dozen years.
Friday, August 8, 1902
McLELLAN - Mrs. Margaret McLellan, widow of the late Robert McLellan, died this morning at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Wm. Hamilton, 15 Charles street. Deceased was about 80 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for many years. She is survived by three sons, and five daughters. The funeral, which will be of a private nature, will take place tomorrow afternoon.
McKEOWN - Another respected resident, Mrs. Agnes McKeown, widow of the late Hugh McKeown, who for many years was in the saddlery business on the Market square, died last evening at her home, 122 MacNab street north. She was 83 years of age, and was an old resident of Hamilton. One son and one daughter survive her. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
DEVELIN (London) Aug 7 - A fatal accident occurred to a resident of this city while riding a bicycle this morning. W.J. Develin, who only came to this city last week, was riding at Richmond street when he failed to observe a streetcar that was bearing down on him, and was struck with great force. He was hit on the head and concussion of the brain resulted. Mr. Develin was removed to Victoria hospital where he died this evening without regaining consciousness.
WILLIAMS (Delta) Aug 7 - The six-year-old-son of Rev. G.P. Williams, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was drowned last evening about 6 o’clock. The family were spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. Sterns Ransome at their summer resort on the island. They were just about ready to leave for home when they missed the little fellow.
PRICE - On Aug 7, at St. Joseph’s hospital, Minnie Doyle, beloved wife of Walter Price, and daughter of the late Maloch Doyle, aged 28 years. Funeral from her husband’s residence, 58 Cheever street, on Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.
McKEOWN - In this city, on Aug 7, 1902, Agnes McKeown aged 56 years. Funeral from her late residence, 132 MacNab street north, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Funeral private.
McLELLAN - At the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. William Hambleton, 15 Charles street on Thursday, Aug 7, 1902, Margaret McLellan, relict of the late Robert McLellan of this city. Funeral Saturday. (Private).
REYNOLDS (Toronto) Aug 9 - Six-year-old-Herbert Reynolds left his home, rear of 14 ½ Terraulay street, on Thursday about nine o’clock, and that was the last time his mother saw him alive. The lad’s body was found floating in the bay at the foot of York street, by “Mate” Akroyd yesterday afternoon about four o’clock. He picked it up from the crib between Akroyd’s boathouse and the land. The body was removed to the morgue where it was identified.
GIBSON (Picton, Ont.) Aug 8 - John Gibson, of Cherry Valley, Ontario, a highly respected farmer of this county, dropped dead in the Queen’s hotel here last evening. Deceased was about 65 years of age.
Monday, August 11, 1902
ADAMS (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Aug 10 - The body of Miss Ruby Adams, of Toronto, drowned off Tonawanda last week, was recovered here yesterday morning.
It was found in the river at the Maid of the Mist landing. The body has been positively identified by the father. It was in good condition, the face alone being slightly bloated.
GILMOURE (Toronto) Aug 11 - Robert Gilmoure, a brick layer, was hit on the head by a brick which fell about 15 feet from a building on College street near Spadina avenue, at which he was working at about 11 o’clock on Saturday forenoon, and died as a result at Grace hospital about 8:00 o’clock on Saturday evening.
Directly after the accident Doctor Ferguson was called and did everything possible to save the man’s life.
Deceased, who lived at 88 Borden street, was 32 years of age, and is survived by a widow and family. He formerly lived at Fergus.
Coroner Milton Cotton has called an inquest, to be held at Ellis undertaking rooms on College street, at 12:00 today.
McFARLANE - Goldman McFarlane, the twelve-year-old-lad who fell while at play from the top of the Bathurst street bridge, and received a shock by grabbing a live wire, besides sustaining concussion of the brain by falling to the floor of the bridge, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday at the Emergency hospital.
He was the youngest of a family of six children. His mother, two sisters, and two brothers were at the bedside when the lad died.
MOUNT - At her late residence, 423 King street west, on Monday, August 11, 1902, Mary A. Wheeler, relict of the late John Mount, aged 74 years. Funeral notice later.
BROWN - On Saturday, Aug 9, of typhoid fever, William Henry, beloved son of William Henry and Caroline Brown, aged 13 years, and 8 months. Funeral took place from the family residence, 146 Simcoe street east, Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock.
SALMON - At his parents’ residence, 157 Locke street north, on Sunday, Aug 10, 1902, Frederick James only child of Leonard and Frances Salmon, aged 4 months, 3 weeks. Funeral from above address on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Tuesday, August 12, 1902
FELL - William Fell, one of Hamilton’s oldest residents, died last evening at his residence, 129 Caroline street south. The deceased was 90 years of age. For many years, he was in the engraving business on the market square. Harry Fell, of the local fire department, is a son of deceased.
At his late residence, 129 South Caroline street, on Monday Aug 11, William Fell in his 90th year. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. (Private). No flowers. Sons of England please attend.
KERR - John M. Kerr, another old resident, passed away this morning at his residence, 330 MacNab street north. He was 64 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for many years. A widow and family of grown up sons survive him. Deceased was a moulder by trade.
On Monday, Aug 11th, 1902, John M. Kerr, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence, 330 MacNab street north on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
DEARNESS - Mrs. Margaret Dearness, 170 Locke street north, wife of Wm. Dearness, an engineer on the G.T.R., died this morning. She had been in poor health for some time and the end was not unexpected. She was 22 years of age and his survived by her husband and one child.
In this city on Tuesday, Aug 12, 1902, Margaret Alice, beloved wife of William Dearness, aged 22 years. Funeral from her late residence 170 Locke street north, on Thursday, at 3 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends acquaintances please accept this intimation.
BUSH (Bracebridge) Aug 11 - A sad accident happened at Port Sandfield this afternoon, when E. Bush of Lindsay was instantly killed.
The bridge at the cut was being swung to allow the steamer Islander to pass through, when Bush who was on the approach attempted to jump across to the bridge after it had swung a few feet. He evidently miscalculated the distance, struck the railing and fell to the wharf beneath, a distance of 30 feet, head foremost.
BRUNT (Dunnville, Ont.) Aug 11 - While some boys were playing around the pile driver at the new bridge this afternoon, one of their number, Wm. Brunt, aged ten years, son of A.S. Brunt, barber, was instantly killed by the lever of the apparatus striking him on the head with terrific force.
SPROULE (Ottawa) Aug 11 - Mrs. Hannah Sproule, aged 77 years, died today from effects of burns received by a lamp explosion on Friday.
BUCHANAN (Toronto) Aug 12 - Willie Buchanan, the eight-year-old-son of Robert Buchanan, was drowned in the Don near the brick works at Todmorden yesterday. The body was recovered by S.R. Burns, and W. Green.
BRAY - Many friends of Josiah Bray will regret to hear that he died in Toronto on Aug 8. He was on his way to pay his usual visit to his brother in Burlington, but was suddenly stricken with illness, which resulted in death. He was an old resident of Hamilton and did business as a banker and commission agent in an office on James street, and later on in the office now occupied by Charles E. Morden. He retired from business and took a trip to England and the Continent. After returning to Canada, he resided with his daughter, Mrs. (Doctor) Porter in Walkerton. He was buried in Toronto along side his only son.
HOOPER - The numerous friends of Mrs. Ellen Hooper will regret to learn of her death, which took place at her family residence, 241 King street east, on Monday afternoon, at 4:00 o’clock. She had been sick for the past three months. A husband and two children - a son and daughter - are left to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon from her late residence to St. Thomas church and from thence to Hamilton cemetery.
MOUNT - In this city on Monday, Aug 11th, 1902, Mary A. Wheeler, relict of the late John Mount, aged 74 years. Funeral from her late residence 442 King street west, on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
CORMAN - At her parents’ residence, Stony Creek, on Aug 11th, 1902, Lucinda Jean, youngest child of George A. and Albert Corman, aged 1 year, 21 days. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m . to Hamilton cemetery.
Wednesday, August 13, 1902
KERR - The funeral of John M. Kerr has been changed from 2:30 to 4 o’clock to morrow afternoon.
MOUNT - Mrs. Mount, widow of the late John Mount, died on Monday afternoon, at her late residence, 442 King street west. She was 74 years old and had resided in Hamilton 16 years. She leaves four sons and four daughters. The funeral took place this afternoon. Rev. R. Martin conducted the services.
FULTON (Toronto, Ont.) Aug 13 - Alex Fulton was killed at 2 p.m. at the corner of Front and Peter streets, where he was working.
HARRIS - John Harris, for over 50 years a resident of Brockville, died today, aged 82 years. Mr. Harris was a native of Lancashire, England, and came to this country at the age of ten. He removed to Brockville about 1850.
GOURLAY - Miss Margaret Gourlay, who was the last surviving sister of the late Col. Gourlay, of the Twenty third Welsh Fusiliers, died this morning at her residence, 81 Napier street. Miss Gourlay had been a resident of Hamilton and vicinity for a number of years. Her exact age is not known, but she was considerably over 90 years. She had been an invalid for a number of years, and the end was not unexpected. The funeral, which will be of a private nature, will take place Friday afternoon.
At 91 Napier street, Wednesday morning Aug 13, Miss Margaret Gourlay. Funeral from above address on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. (Private)
RAYNER - At an early hour this morning, death released from her sufferings, Lilley, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Rayner, King William and Steven street. Lilley had been ill for some time, and her taking off was a happy release. She was in her eighteenth year and was a particularly bright girl having been clever in her work at school and at music.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon. Rev. F.E. Howitt conducting the service in the absence of Rev.of C.J. James of St. Thomas church.
At her late residence, No. 17 Steven street on Wednesday, Aug 13, 1902, Mary Lilley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Rayner, aged 18 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation.
BRAY - Josiah Bray, of Walkerton, formerly a resident of Hamilton, aged 82 years, was buried in Toronto.
DEARNESS - In this city on Tuesday, Aug 12th, 1902, Margaret Alice, beloved wife of William Dearness, aged 28 years. Funeral from her late residence, 170 Locke street north, on Thursday, at 3:00 p.m. Internment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
FELL - At his late residence, 120 South Caroline street, on Monday, Aug 11th, William Fell, in his 90th year. Funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Private. No flowers. Sons of England please attend.
HOOPER - At her late residence, 241 East King street, on Monday, Aug 11th, 1902, Ellen, beloved wife of Henry S. Hooper, aged 49 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. to the Church of St. Thomas. Internment at Hamilton cemetery.
KERR - On Monday, Aug 11th, 1902, John M. Kerr, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence, 230 MacNab street north, on Thursday at 4 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
ANDREWS (Bothwell, Ont.) Aug 13 - An unknown man was cut to pieces by a train on the G.T.R. track about two miles west off Bothwell, early this morning. He is supposed to have been about 45 years of age and was of sandy complexion. The left hand had been amputated at some time, at the wrist. The man was cleanly clad and had a change of under clothing in a sack.
Among those who read the paragraph was Miss Lenora Andrews, 66 Picton street west, and she was struck by the similarity between the description of the unfortunate man and her husband, Benjamin Andrews. She had not seen him for about six years. So sure was she that the man who was killed was her husband that she conferred with the police and today the Bothwell authorities were asked to furnish a more minute description.
Andrews was a glass blower and was minus his left hand. He left his wife about six years ago, and she says she afterwards learned that he had changed his name to John Smith.
FELL - The funeral of the late William Fell took place this afternoon, from his late residence, 129 Caroline street south. A number of members of the S.O.E. attended. Rev. James Brecken conducted the religious services at the house and grave.
CHAPMAN (Cornwall) Aug 13 - W. Chapman died last night as a result of injuries received in the paper mill. On the previous day, he was putting on a belt with a stick, when it caught something and struck him a severe blow in the stomach. He was a man of about 45 years, and leaves a large family.
BOLSTER - George Ivers Bolster, a resident of Orillia for 35 years, died Tuesday, after an illness for nearly a year.
OSBORNE - The sad news reached the city this morning of the sudden death of Mrs. Osborne, wife of Doctor A.B. Osborne at the Welland house, St. Catharines. Mrs. Osborne had not been in good health for some time, but her death was not expected. It took place last night, after only three hours serious illness.
Mrs. Osborne was married to Doctor Osborne last January, and her sudden taking off will be a source of much regret to her many friends.
The remains were brought to the city this morning, and the funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
Suddenly on Thursday morning, 14th inst., Rose A. Tudor, wife of A.B. Osborne, M.D., of Hamilton.
RAYNER - At her late residence, No. 17 Steven street, on Wednesday, Aug 14, 1902, Mary Lilley, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Rayner, aged 18 years. Funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends place accept this intimation.
LADLE - In this city on Wednesday, Aug 13, 1902, Eliza Ladle, in her 59th year. Funeral from her late residence, 154 Ferrie street east, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Friday, August 15, 1902
OLIVER (Windsor, Ont.) Aug 14 - Because of alleged negligence on the part of one of the postoffice clerks here, Miss Alma Oliver, an estimable young Windsor lady, died at Hamilton last evening without being afforded an opportunity for a last farewell with either father or mother. Miss Oliver had been in the employ of the Bell Telephone company at Hamilton for some time, and when she was taken suddenly ill last week, a letter was sent to her father, James Oliver, of this city, notifying him of his daughter’s condition.
The letter should have reached the address on Monday, but through some mistake was not delivered until last evening. Twenty minutes after the letter came the telegram containing news of Miss Oliver’s death. The shock was a severe one to the parents, neither of whom had even an inkling of their child’s condition. Mr. Oliver left this morning for Hamilton to bring his daughter’s remains home for burial.
BARRETT (Hespeler) Aug 14 - One of the township of Puslinch’s best known agriculturists passed away yesterday afternoon in the person of Thomas Barrett, aged 89 years. Deceased spent his whole life on the farm where he died. He leaves three sisters; Sister Mary Joseph Barrett, of St. Vincent’s Institution St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. A. Barratt, of Hamilton, and Catharine, who kept house for him.
COLLING - The body of Thomas H. Colling, who was drowned at Little Current on Tuesday, is expected in the city this afternoon, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was employed by the Midland Towing and Wrecking co., on the tug Reliance. No particulars of the accident have been received.
The deceased was 28 years of age, and was a brother of Mrs. James Davidson, 102 Wilson street. Before going to Midland, he was employed at Lowville.
Accidentally drowned on Tuesday, Aug 13, at Little Current, Thomas H. Colling, in his 29th year. Funeral Saturday, Aug 17, at 2:00 p.m. from the residence of his brother-in-law, 102 Wilson street. Interment at Hamilton, cemetery. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
SPENCE - Nicol John Spence, son of the late Joseph Spence, died this morning at 215 Cannon street east, having been ill about ten days. He was a bright lad, and great favourite with his companions and many will regret of his death. His taking off so early in life was a great blow to his relatives, who have the sympathy of many friends.
At 215 Cannon street east, on Friday, Aug 15, 1902, Nicol John Spence, aged 13 years, younger son of the late Joseph Spence. Funeral Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (Private).
MURRAY - On Thursday, August 13, 1902, John Murray, aged 46 years. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Private.
OSBORNE - Suddenly, on Thursday morning, 14th inst., Rose A. Tudor, wife of A.B. Osborne, M.D. of Hamilton. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
LADLE - In this city, on Wednesday, Aug 13, 1902, Eliza Ladle, in her 45th year. Funeral from her late residence, 184 Ferrie street east, on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ANDERSON - At the City hospital, on Thursday, Aug 14th, 1902, Mary A. Whitworth, beloved wife of Wm. F. Anderson, aged 29 years. Funeral from A.A. Dodsworth’s Funeral Parlours, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
HILDRETH - In this city, on Thursday, Aug 14, 1902, Beatrice Isabella, only daughter of James and Maggie Hildreth, aged 3 years and 6 months. No. 8 Crooks street, on Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Saturday, August 16, 1902
RAYNER - The funeral of the late Miss Lilly Rayner took place yesterday afternoon from her parents’ residence, 17 Steven street, and was very largely attended. During the morning, the Rev. F.E. Howett conducted a private service for the bereaved family and relatives. The pallbearers at the service in the afternoon were; John, Harry, and Charles Davis, cousins; William Anderson, James Smuck, and Fred Taylor. The floral tokens of sympathy were both numerous and beautiful showing the great esteem in which the deceased and bereaved family are held.
CRAIG (Port Carling, Ont.) Aug 15 - A sad drowning accident occurred yesterday afternoon at Stewart Lake, in the township of Medora, about twelve miles from here. The victim was a young man, George Craig, a student in charge of the Baptist mission at Foote’s Bay, and whose home is near Dresden, Ontario. Some canoe races were being run and some say deceased fell out of his canoe and sank, before assistance could reach him. The body, which was in about feet of water, was recovered in about an hour, and two physicians did all possible in the hope of restoring consciousness, but without avail.
The body was taken to Gravenhurst today accompanied by Prof. N.S. McKenzie, of Woodstock, who will take it to the father’s home near Dresden.
McKENZIE (Milton) Aug 14 - Mr. McKenzie died on Saturday evening and was buried on Tuesday. He was an old member of the Milton fire company, and of the Home Circle. Both the company and the society turned out and proceeded to the grave.
PORTER (Milton) Aug 14 - R.S. Porter was taken ill with appendicitis on Saturday. An operation was performed on Sunday morning, but all was to no avail as death intervened on Tuesday evening about 6:00 o’clock.
SCHALLHORN (Waterloo) Aug 12 - One of Waterloo’s oldest residents passed away in the person of Mrs. Christian Schallhorn. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from their residence on Albert street to St. John’s Lutheran church, and from thence to Mount Hope cemetery. The deceased was a very estimable lady and her Christian qualities had endeared to a large circle of friends and neighbours who paid their last tribute to her yesterday. She leaves a sorrowing husband and family of grown up sons and daughters.
IZZARD -Thomas Izzard, P.M. of South Zorra, died yesterday.
DICKEY - Robert R. Dickey, one of the pioneer citizens of Forest, died yesterday aged 69 years.
BROWN (St. Catharines) Aug 15 - Capt. Thos. A. Brown, a well-known vessel man, died at the hospital here this morning from blood poisoning the result of a peculiar accident. The deceased was 52 years of age, came to Port Dalhousie from Bowmanville about 20 years ago. He sailed several years of the Muir fleet, and was on the Albion when that boat was lost. He was also master at different times of the steamers Melbourne, Lake Michigan, and Queen City. Some few years ago Capt. Brown bought a farm near Virgil and took up his residence there
About two weeks ago, a small piece of the beard of a stock of barley inflicted a very slight scratch in the throat of deceased. Nothing was thought of the matter at the time, but a little later he became ill and was removed to the hospital. Blood poisoning developed, and several days ago it was known there was practically no hope. He leaves a widow and one daughter. The remains were taken to Bowanville today.
DICKSON (Galt, Ont.) Aug 15 - At 10:00 o’clock this evening, Mrs. Dickson, wife of Rev. Doctor Dickson, pastor of Central Presbyterian church, died after several months illness. Rev. Doctor Dickson is at present on his vacation in Scotland. A family of seven daughters and three sons survive.
HART (Cornwall) Aug 16 - A fatal accident is reported from North Valley, Osnabruck township, resulting in the death of Christopher Hart. Mr. Hart and his son Bernard had been engaged in drawing in some hay. They had unloaded and were returning home when the horse ran away. Mr. Hart was thrown from the wagon and instantly killed, his ribs being broken on both sides and his skull fractured. Bernard Hart was severely injured but is now improving.
DOWE - At 319 Wellington street north on Friday, Aug 15th. 1902, Edna Muriel, infant daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Wm. J. Dowe, aged 8 months and 2 weeks. Funeral from above address on Sunday at four o’clock.
SPENCE - At 215 Cannon street east, on Friday Aug 15, 1902, Nicol John Spence, aged 13 years, younger son of the late Joseph Spence. Funeral Sunday, 17th at 2 p.m. (Private).
ANDERSON - At the City hospital on Thursday, Aug 14, 1902, Mary A. Whitworth, beloved wife of Wm. F. Anderson, aged 29 years. Funeral from A.H. Dodsworth’s funeral parlours, on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
OSBORNE - The funeral of the late Mrs. A.B. Osborne took place this afternoon from her late residence, corner of Park and Robinson streets. Rev. Canon Bland conducted the services. The pallbearers were; W.W. Osborne, Geo. Bellhouse, Doctor Olmstead, H.C. Baker, Doctor Gaviller, and W.O. Tidewell.
MURRAY - The funeral of the late John Murray took place this afternoon to the city cemetery. The pallbearers were; C.S. Murray, C.J. Jones, Murray Hendrie, Stuart Murray, James W. Hendrie, and Parkyn Murray.
COLLING - The funeral of the late Thomas H. Colling took place this afternoon, the interment in the city cemetery.
ANDREWS - The local police authorities are in receipt of a letter from the chief of police of Bothwell containing a more detailed description of the man whose mangled body was found on the railway track near that place. The body had been interred before the Bothwell officer received Acting Chief Prentice’s request for a description. There is every reason to believe that the man was Benjamin Andrews, whose wife and family reside on Picton street west, but it is not likely that the body will be claimed by the family in due of the fact that it has already been interred.
Monday, August, 18, 1902
BROWN, SCRAUMS (Woodsley, Essex county) Aug 18 - A railway accident occurred near here about 11:50 last night, resulting in the death of Jack Brown, a young man, and two ladies named Scraums, whose homes were near Essex. They were walking on the double tracks coming east from Essex, when a west bound train approached. They stepped out of the west bound track onto the east bound track to let the train pass, not noticing the fast eastern express coming from the west. This oversight cost them their lives. The young people were all well known and respected in this vicinity.
KEENE (Hagersville) Aug 17 - This afternoon, Harry Keene, a young man of this place, was drowned in Lake Erie off Hamilton’s Point. It seems that Keene had driven to the lake with a number of other young men from Hagersville, and at about 2:00 o’clock, rode the horse into the water for the purpose of giving it a drink. He ventured some distance from the shore, and when out some one hundred yards or more, both horse and rider suddenly disappeared. They rose quickly to the surface but were separated. The horse swam further into the lake and then made for the land. Keene was seen by his companions to be breasting the sea, and was thought by them to be making his way to shore. In a few moments however, he sank and was seen no more. The body was recovered at 6:00 o’clock, and is now at C.J. Heaslip’s undertaking rooms. Young Keene belonged to the last South African contingent having just returned from the field on Saturday, Aug 2. He came to Canada from England several years ago, and has spent his time with farmers in this neighbourhood up to the day of his enlistment in the army. His relatives reside in the old land. He was known and respected by a large circle of friends, and much regret is expressed at the unfortunate young man’s untimely death.
CARNABY (Toronto) Aug 19 - Mrs. Emma Carnaby, a widow, aged 40, was found unconscious dying on a bed at her home, 641 Gerrard street east, on Saturday about 12:30, when her sister arrived there intending to stay for dinner. Beside the woman was a four ounce bottle labelled carbolic acid.
Surmising that Mrs. Carnaby had taken poison, Doctors Patton and Silverthorn were sent for, but the stomach pump and restoratives failed to save the woman’s life. She died about 4:00 p.m. Friends of deceased ascribed to melancholia, brought by illness from which she had long suffered, and which she believed was incurable.
Coroner Milton Cotton issued a warrant for an inquest, but later withdrew it. Deceased is survived by one son and one daughter.
DUTTON (Guelph) Aug 17 - John W. Dutton died very suddenly yesterday at his home on Stuart street. He retired on Friday night apparently in his usual health, but in the morning complained of feeling unwell, and went out for a walk. Some two hours later, his wife heard him call and on going down to the kitchen found him lying dead. It is thought his death was caused from apoplexy. Deceased came to Guelph about 30 years ago and had resided here ever since.
BALDWIN - Robert Baldwin, a Toronto barrister, died on Sunday.
ECKHARDT - Wm. Eckhardt, an old resident of Toronto, died yesterday.
LAWRENCE - On Saturday, Aug 16th, 1902, at her late residence, in Grimsby, Mrs. Lawrence, wife of J.S. Lawrence, Esq., and mother of E. Lawrence, Buffalo, and Mrs. A.F. Hawke, Grimsby. Funeral from her late residence at 2:30 p.m. Monday Aug 18th.
SYER - At the City Hospital, on Saturday afternoon, Aug 16th, 1902, Lillie, second daughter of William and Alice Syer, Bartonville, aged 11 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from her parents’ residence to Methodist church for service. Interment at Bartonville cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Tuesday, August 19, 1902
HUTT - The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary C. Hutt, who died in Detroit, took place this afternoon from Dodsworth’s undertaking establishment. The deceased was a sister of P.S. and T.C. Van Wagner, and was born at Stony Creek. She was a member of the old Park street Baptist church, of which elder Booker was the first pastor. She leaves, besides her brothers, one daughter, Mrs. Doctor Steele, and one son, James Hutt, of Chicago.
WILSON - The many friends of J.T. Wilson, Jeweller, 328 James street north, will sympathize with him in the loss of his wife, who died in the city hospital at an early hour this morning. The deceased had been in poor health for a number of years. She had a large circle of acquaintances, by whom she was beloved. She was 51 years of age. The funeral will take place to Christ Church Cathedral Thursday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Aug 18, 1902, Eleanor M., wife of John F. Wilson, 328 James street north, aged 51. Funeral service at Christ Church Cathedral, on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SCHRADER - Mrs. Esther L. Schrader, wife of Charles Schrader, the well-known cigar manufacturer, died last night at her home 246 Wellington street north. She had been ailing for some time and the end was not unexpected. Deceased was 32 years of age, and besides her husband leaves four children.
In this city on Monday, Aug 18th, 1902, Esther Elizabeth Frond, beloved wife of Charles L. Schrader, aged 32 years. Funeral from her late residence 246 Wellington street north, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
CORNELL - Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cornell, wife of Nelson Cornell, formerly of this city, died in Toronto this morning. The remains will be brought here for internment, and a funeral will take place from the Stuart street station at 3:00 o’clock Friday afternoon.
ASHBURY - The body of Robert Ashbury, who died at Oakville, will be brought here tomorrow.
BRANDSHAW (Toronto) Aug 19 - Alfred Brandshaw, a six-year-old-patient at the general hospital, was so severely burned on Saturday evening that he died yesterday.
The lad was removed to the hospital from the Children’s Shelter on Adelaide street, at the beginning off June, suffering from ringworm. On Saturday, after supper, he left his ward, and, with a copper that had been given to him by a visitor, purchased a box of matches. Seating himself on the back on the lawn, he proceeded to play with the matches with the result that his clothes were soon on fire.
A patient sitting on the veranda heard the boy’s screams, and seeing the flames, rushed to his assistance.
The child was taken to the emergency ward where he was found to be badly burned. He seemed to rally for awhile, but on Sunday evening the symptoms indicated a collapse, and he died yesterday at three o’clock.
NAHRGANG (Southampton, Ont.) Aug 18 - Shortly after 7:00 o’clock this morning, George Nahrgang, machinist in the factory of the S. Knechtel Wood-Turning and Furniture company, met with a fatal accident. He was working on an iron tank, having a capacity of 100 gallons, which had contained methylated spirits, but which had been empty for months. He was fitting on an iron plate, which had been heated and it is supposed that the hot iron caused the accumulated gas within to explode with a report that was heard for blocks. The end of the tank was driven out and hurled some distance, breaking both his legs in several places. He lived until 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Deceased was a member of the local court of I.O.F. A widow and five children survive him.
SLOAN - Samuel Sloan, J.P., of Goderich, is dead.
SMITH - In a run-away-accident, at Seeley’s Bay, John Smith, farmer, aged 45, was killed. His body was badly crushed, and he died almost instantly. He left a wife and ten sons and daughters.
GRAY - James Gray, of Toronto, died at his father’s residence on Saturday of consumption. Mr. Gray had been engaged in the study of medicine and for two years held the athletic championship of Toronto University.
HANSON - Charles F. Hanson, one of London’s most respected old citizens, passed away at midnight on Sunday after an illness that had been regarded as serious since April.
ENWRIGHT - The death occurred in St. Catharines on Sunday of Mary, widow of the late John Enwright. Mrs. Enright was a resident of St. Catharines, for many years, and was beloved by a large circle of acquaintances.
LAWRENCE (Grimsby) Aug 18 - The funeral of Mrs. J.D. Lawrence took place on Monday afternoon from her late residence to Queen’s Lawn cemetery. The attendance was very large and the floral gifts were very plentiful and extremely handsome. The pallbearers were J.D. Kitchen, E.M. Mitchell, James Doran, Willis Beaver, Cyrus Nelles, J.W. G. Ellis.
VAHEY (Grimsby) - Miss Grace Vahey, daughter of Wm. Vahey, who formerly resided here, but moved to Bridgeburg, died suddenly on Monday. The funeral will take place in Grimsby on Wednesday from the G.T.R. depot to Queen’s Lawn cemetery. The family has the deepest sympathy of the community.
STEVENS - At Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, Aug 17, 1902, Edith Augusta, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of Hamilton in her 27th year. Funeral from her parent’s residence 314 Mary street, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
ROWE - In this city, on Tuesday, Aug 19th, 1902, Charles Hendrick, infant son of Nathaniel and Ida Rowe, aged 7 months, and 19 days. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 401 James street north, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Wednesday, August 20, 1902
SHAW - Late last night, word was received here that Miss Jean Shaw, a nurse girl in the employ of the family of Henry Carscallen, K.Q., MLA, had been drowned in Lake Rosseau, at Moinus, about two miles from the Royal Muskoka hotel. The sad information was contained in a telegram and no particulars were given. Mr. Carscallen and C.D. Blachford, undertaker, left this morning for Muskoka to bring back the body.
The late Miss Shaw was a most estimable young lady and her untimely taking away was sincerely regretted by all who knew her. She was 19 years of age, and had been in Mr. Carscallen’s employ for about two years. She was an orphan and had no relatives residing in Hamilton. An aunt, Mrs. Gordon, resides in Toronto, and she had other distant relatives residing in London. The deceased came to Hamilton from the old country when a child, with her father, the late Neil Shaw. Mr. Shaw died about six years ago, after which his daughter was cared for by a friend of the family, Mrs. M. Hunter, 299 Emerald street north. Mrs. Hunter was greatly shocked when she heard the sad news.
MUNROE - Mrs. Mary Ann Munroe, a former resident of Port Dover, died yesterday at her residence, 172 Picton street east. The remains were sent this morning by Green Bros., to Port Dover for internment.
STEVENS - The remains of the late Miss Gussie Stevens, who died in Indianapolis, arrived here yesterday, and the funeral, which was largely attended, took place this afternoon from her mother’s residence 214 Mary street. Rev. Dr. Wilson conducted the religious services.
BOOTH - James Booth, cousin of J. R. Booth, the lumber king who was injured yesterday, died early this morning in St. Luke’s hospital, Ottawa.
STEWART (Detroit, Mich.) Aug 20 - Harry Stewart, aged 22, of Windsor, whose parents reside in Paris, Ont., was instantly killed in Metzger’s automobile depository, Detroit, late yesterday afternoon. He was about to take an automobile to the repair shop on the upper floor. He opened the safety gates of the elevator shaft and started the elevator which was in the basement. In some way Stewart let the gates slip and was caught and held by them in such a way that the ascending elevator floor caught him, dragged him through the gates then dropped him into the basement, dead.
COFFEY (Napanee) Aug 19 - At 3:30 this afternoon, the proprietor of the Paisley House learned that one of the guests, Mr. Coffey, 121 Stuart street, Kingston, had not been seen since the night before, when he had been assigned a room at the far end of the hall on the top floor of the hotel. Upon investigation, it was found that the electric light was still turned on and also the gas burner turned on, and a keyhole had been stopped up and the window closed. Mr. Coffee was found dead on the bed, with only his coat and vest removed. He had left his name and address upon a newspaper on the dresser, and there was found in his pocket a short unsigned letter, written last evening addressed to his wife bidding her farewell, and expressing a wish to meet her in heaven.
Coroner Huffman on investigating the circumstances decided that an inquest was not necessary.
Mayor Ruttan notified friends in Kingston.
COOK (Toronto) Aug 20 - George C. Cook, president of the Cook & Bros. Lumber company of Ontario, died yesterday morning at his late residence, Englefield, 208 Spadina avenue. He had been ill scarcely two weeks. On the 8th of this month, his usual good health failed him, with an affection of the heart, to which he finally succumbed. His death removes one of the oldest and most respected business men of this city, and one widely known throughout the Dominion.
DONNELLY (Athens, Ont.) Aug 19 - The death of James Donnelly, a prominent farmer of Seely’s Bay, occurred yesterday, as a result of injuries sustained by an attack of a bull on his farm on Friday. His back was badly injured and limbs paralysed. He would have been killed outright at the time but for the timely arrival of a neighbour.
BAFILLIE (Athens, Ont.) Aug 19 - Jennie Bafillie, an English girl living with John McMachens, near Lindhurst, committed suicide on Sunday by taking carbolic acid. She had told some friends a few days before ending her life that she was tired of living.
MARTIN - Mrs. Sarah Martin, widow of James Martin, died on Monday, she was 82 years of age.
GRAHAM - Mrs. J. Graham, widow of Andrew Graham, died today. She was 78 years of age. The deceased was highly esteemed. She was the mother of Wm. Graham, postmaster; John, who is in the Klondike, Mrs. Henry Bertram, Mrs. S. Lennard, Mrs. H. Lennard, and Misses Annie and Barbara Graham.
At Dundas, Aug 20, 1902, Jessie, relict of the late Andrew Graham in her 78th year. Funeral private.
WILSON - On Tuesday, Aug 19, 1902, Eleanor M., wife of John T. Wilson, 328 James street north, aged 51 years. Funeral service at Christ Church Cathedral on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
CHITTENDEN - In this city, on Tuesday, Aug 19th, 1902, Edward John, infant son of Edward and Jessie Chittenden, aged 12 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence 18 Evans street, on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
SCHRADER - In this city on Monday, Aug 18th, 1902, Esther Elizabeth Frond, beloved wife of Charles L. Schrader, aged 32 years. Funeral from her late residence, 246 Wellington street north, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Thursday, August 21, 1902
BRASS - Death claimed another old resident this morning - James Brass, 207 Hess street north. Deceased was 78 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for many years.
SCHRADER - The remains of the late Mrs. Charles Schrader were borne to their last resting place by sorrowing friends this afternoon. The funeral took place from the family residence, 246 Wellington street north, and was largely attended. Rev. T. Albert Moore was the officiating clergyman at the house and grave. The pallbearers were; Walter Plater, John Ewing, Harry Wingfield, Wm. Beckerson, Henry Smith Jr., and F.H. Robinson.
WILSON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Eleanor Mary Wilson, which took place this afternoon from her late residence, 328 James street north, was largely attended. The remains were taken to Christ Church Cathedral where an appropriate service was held, Rev. Canon Henderson officiating. The pallbearers were; Frank Magee, J.W. McAllister, Wm. Will, Wm. Stokes, George Mathews, and George Moore.
GRAHAM (Bothwell) Aug 21 - Bothwell and vicinity were about 4 p.m. yesterday visited by the worst electric and hail storm that was ever known here. The storm lasted about 45 minutes and cut everything in its course, the hail lying on the ground two or three inches in depth. Matthew Graham, who lived near Florence, was killed by lightning and his barns burned and crops destroyed.
RUNTLE (Sault Ste Marie, Ont.) Aug. 20 - A Finlander named Fabian Runtle committed suicide by hanging here yesterday. He had been a very heavy drinker and had threatened several times to commit suicide. He leaves a widow and family in the old country.
COFFEY (Kingston, Ont.) Aug 20 - The family of the late William Coffey, found dead in bed in Napanee, dispute the statement that he committed suicide as reported. Several of the deceased’s sons investigated the matter, and are satisfied that it was a case of asphyxiation by gas. On Monday night the electric light was poor, and gas was used, and it is thought likely that Mr. Coffee, before retiring, blew out the gas.
It is also disputed that he plugged the keyhole. The hole plug was one where a Yale lock had been, and whether it was plugged by Coffee or by some person a month ago cannot be determined. Any occupant of the room would have covered the hole to secure privacy.
MILLER - John Miller, hide dealer, of Belleville, died this afternoon, after a brief illness. Deceased was 58 years of age.
KELLY - Thomas Kelly, J.P. of St. Thomas, died Tuesday night. He was 76 years of age. He was born in County Clare, Ireland.
McARTHUR - Mrs. Hugh McArthur, aged 102, died at Craighurst. She was born at Islay, Scotland, and came to Canada 50 years ago. She left five generations behind her.
WILSON - Harry Wilson, one of the oldest Freemasons in the city, died at the city hospital this morning after three months illness. He was 79 years of age, and had lived in Hamilton for a number of years, being well and favourably known. He was an old employee of the G.T.R., having being employed in the mechanical department under Superintendents S. Sharp, W.A. Robinson, John Ortton, and C.K. Domville. Of late years he had lived a retired life. It was in Masonic circles that the deceased was particularly prominent. He was a member of St. John’s lodge, St. John’s Chapter, and Godfrey Debouillon, and was well up in the work, it being his pleasure to post many candidates.
At the city hospital, Aug 21, 1902, Henry Wilson, aged 79 years. Funeral Saturday at 3 p.m. from the residence of T. Clappison , 576 Main street east, to Hamilton cemetery.
SHAW - A letter, which reached the city this morning, contained further particulars regarding the drowning of Miss Jean Shaw, in Lake Rousseau, Muskoka. The accident occurred while Mrs. Carscallen and the members of her family were out in a steam launch. Miss Shaw went in bathing at a point where the water is shallow about eight feet out and then deepens suddenly. Miss Shaw went out beyond her depth and sank. No person saw the accident, and as no cries for help were heard, it is believed that when the girl went down, she struck her head against a rock and was stunned. The body was recovered soon after the accident occurred. It is being brought to Hamilton, for interment and is expected to arrive here tonight.
CORNELL - Died at Toronto, the beloved wife of Nelson Cornell, late of this city. Funeral will take place from her uncle’s residence 78 Hunter street east, Hamilton, Friday, at 3 p.m.
MADILL - At the residence of her brother, John Madill, 41 Grant avenue, city, on Thursday, Aug 21st, 1902, Mary E. Madill, late nurse at the Boston City Hospital. Funeral from above address on Saturday, the 23rd inst. at 11:00 a.m., thence to Stuart street station, G.T.R., to Whitby, Ont., for internment.
CHITTENDEN - In this city, on Tuesday, Aug 19, 1902, Edward John, infant son of Edward and Jessie Chittenden, aged 12 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence 18 Evans street, on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Friday, August 22, 1902
HINCHEY - Rev. Father Hinchey, administer of St. Joseph’s church, Locke street south, passed away early this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital, and the city is bereft of a loving priest, and a genial kind-hearted citizen. For days his condition had been followed closely by many citizens, and when the fact of his death became known this morning there were manysad hearts.
The deceased priest, John Joseph Hinchey, was born December 13th 1863, at Grafton, Ontario. He was the son of Patrick and Mary Hinchey, who came from Ireland in 1848, and first settled in the United States; afterwards making their home in Arthur, Ontario. Father Hinchey was educated at the Separate schools, of Arthur, St. John’s college, Berlin, and the Grand Seminary, Montreal. He was ordained to the priesthood, in December 1888, at Montreal.
The remains will be removed to St. Mary’s Cathedral. At 10:00 o’clock Solemn Requiem Mass, Rev. Father Brady will be celebrant. At the close of Mass, the funeral cortege will be formed and proceed to Holy Sepulchre cemetery where the internment will take place.
At St. Joseph’s hospital, on Friday morning, Aug 22, 1902, Rev. John Joseph Hinchey, pastor at St. Joseph’s church aged 39 years. Funeral from St. Joseph’s church Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock, and from St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10:00 o’clock. Thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. R.I.P.
GILMORE (Detroit, Mich.) Aug 22 - Charles Gilmore, a native of Hamilton Ontario, and for the past ten years an employee of the Michigan Telephone company was killed at Edmore, Mich., yesterday afternoon. While unloading from a moving car, a pole fell from the car crushing him badly and carrying him under the moving car. Gilmore had been married only six months. His home was in Detroit.
H.T. Drope, of McPherson & Drope received a telegram last night from H.J. Booth, stating that Mr. Gilmore had been killed. The deceased was an old Hamilton boy who had been away a number of years. John and William Gilmore are brothers, and Mrs. Campbell, wife of John Campbell, dry goods merchant, this city, is a sister. They had been stopping at the beach to which place Mr. Drope telephoned the sad news.
WILSON - The funeral of the late Harry Wilson will be under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., and will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Thomas Clappison.
At the city hospital, Aug 21, 1902, Henry Wilson, aged 79 years. Funeral Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the residence of T. Clappison 576 Main street east, to Hamilton cemetery.
CORNELL - The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cornell, who died in Toronto, arrived here this morning, and the funeral took place from 76 Hunter street east, this afternoon, and was largely attended. Rev. T. Albert Moore conducted the religious services at the house and grave.
HOPE - The body of the boy drowned in Toronto Bay on Wednesday afternoon was identified as George Bell Hope, aged seven.
MADILL - At the residence of her brother, John Madill, 41 Grant avenue, city, on Thursday, Aug 21st, 1902, Mary E. Madill, late nurse at the Boston city hospital. Funeral from above address on Saturday, the 23rd inst., at 11:00 a.m. thence to Stuart street station, G.T.R., to Whitby, Ontario for interment.
SHAW - Accidentally drowned at Morinus House, Muskoka, on Aug 19, 1902., Jean Shaw, daughter of the late Neil Shaw, aged 19 years. Funeral from the residence of her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hunter 299 Emerald street north, Saturday at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Saturday, August 23, 1902
CLARK - Many friends will be shocked to learn of the death of F.E. Clark, Stony Creek. The deceased had been ailing for some time and Sunday last complained of being worse. On Wednesday evening, he was taken to the hospital and died of appendicitis. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, one son, five brothers, and two sisters. The brothers are; Moses, of Burlington; John Walter, of Stony Creek; George of Bridgeburg; Alexander, of Saltfleet; and two sisters; Mrs. James Springstead, of Stony Creek, and Mrs. J.R. Cowell, of Fruitland. The funeral will be on Monday at 2:30 and will be in charge of the Maccabees. The family has the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.
At the city hospital, on Aug 23, 1902, Frank Edgar Clark, of Stony Creek, aged 42 years. Funeral Monday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence to the Methodist church for services. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
FLYNN - The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Thomas Flynn, who worked in the G.T.R. shops in this city some years ago, and left the city with a deposit of $800 in the Bank of Hamilton, has apparently been cleared up by Alfred Dean, of Chicago. He says Flynn was smothered to death in a freight train out west six or seven years ago while beating his way. Daniel Cotter, of the Wentworth Park hotel, has Flynn’s bank book, and the interest on the deposit amounts to nearly $300.
WILSON - The funeral of the late Henry Wilson took place this afternoon from the residence of Thomas Clappison, 576 Main street east. Rev. S. Daw conducted the services. The pallbearers were members of the I.O.O.F.
SHAW - The funeral of the late Jean Shaw, who was accidentally drowned in Lake Rousseau, took place this afternoon from the residence of William Hunter, 299 Emerald street north, and was largely attended. Rev. J.H. Robinson had charge of the services.
CAMERON, McDONALD (Cutler, Ont.) Aug 22 - Mrs. John Cameron and Mrs. Ted McDonald, who were out picking berries at Spanish Mills on Wednesday, were drowned. It is not known how the accident occurred but it is supposed they were returning home and by some means the boat upset, throwing the ladies into the water, which is deep at that place. Some men coming near noticed the upturned boat, and found the ladies’ berry dishes on the shore. The bodies were grappled for and found soon after.
McKELVEY (Parry Sound) Aug 22 - Another sad double drowning has occurred, this time in Blackstone Lake, about ten miles inland from Parry Sound. The victims were Mark McKelvey, a settler on Blackstone Lake, and his little daughter. The two started to cross Blackstone in a canoe to meet and take Mrs. McKelvey home from the residence of her father. When part way across the lake, a thwart in the canoe, on which McKelvey was sitting, broke, throwing him forward and on the side of the canoe, causing it to upset and throwing both father and daughter into the water.
McKelvey is said to have been a swimmer, but his efforts to save his daughter resulted in the death of both. The bodies were recovered in about seven feet of water, the evening after the accident, not far from shore.
MADILL - On Thursday morning, Miss Mary E. Madill died at the residence of her brother, John Madill, 41 Grant avenue. She had been here since July 1, on a visit for her health. She entered the Boston City hospital six years ago as a nurse, and for some time past had held the position of Governess of the South Department of the same institution. The remains will be buried in the family burying ground, Whitby, today, leaving Hamilton at 11:00 o’clock.
LE BARRE - At his late residence, 17 Elgin street, on the 22nd inst., Andrew Marr Le Barre, in his 64th year. Funeral Sunday at 1:00 o’clock, to Unity church, Glanford. Private.
HINCHEY - At St. Joseph’s hospital on Friday morning, August 22nd, 1902, Rev. John Joseph Hinchey, pastor of St. Joseph’s church age 30 years. Funeral from St. Joseph’s church Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock, and from St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10:00 o’clock, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. R.I.P.
WILSON - At No. 62 West Burlington street on Thursday, Aug 21, 1902, William Henry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson, aged 2 months and 21 days. Funeral Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to St. Luke’s church. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.
CLARK - At the city hospital on Aug 23, 1902, Frank Edgar Clark of Stony Creek, aged 42 years. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. from his late residence to the Methodist church for services. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Monday, August 25, 1902
HINCHEY - The great esteem in which the late Rev. Father Hinchey was held was shown in the very marked manner yesterday, at St. Joseph’s church and today at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
About 2:00 o’clock yesterday Rev. Father Brady conducted a brief service at the house, assisted by Rev. Fathers Holden and Donovan.
The pallbearers were members of the I.C.B.U. and St. Vincent de Paul society, as follows; A.C. Best, Vincent Best, Samuel Cheeseman, Joseph O’Connor, M. Munday, Patrick Ariand, W. Melody, and Vincent Edwards.
DIXON - Dr. James T. Dixon, the only son of Thomas I. and Mrs. Dixon, died between 12:00 and 1:00 o’clock yesterday morning at the city hospital from consumption. The deceased, who was 28 years old last month, graduated at Toronto University last year and while employed at a Patterson, N.J. hospital sowed the seeds that resulted in his death. He had to care for a great many patients, and while run down was seized with the disease.
He was sent to the Gravenhurst Sanatorium but not being benefited, was brought to the city by his father.
The funeral will take place from Mr. Dixon’s residence 60 Napier street, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.
On Sunday, Aug 24, 1902, James T. Dixon, M.D., son of Thomas I. Dixon assistant license inspector, aged 28 years. Funeral from his parent’s residence 60 Napier street, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
KING (Toronto) Aug 25 - The death occurred on Saturday evening of one of Toronto’s oldest and most successful manufacturers, in the person of J.D. King, who expired at the age of 75 years, after an illness of three weeks, due to stomach trouble. Deceased was always very energetic and strong, considering his advanced years, and his recovery was confidently hopeful until a day or two before the end.
The late J.D. King was born in New York state in 1827. He removed to Canada 40 years ago, settling in Hamilton, where he engaged in the retail tobacco business for a short time. Thence he removed to Toronto in 1864, and had been a resident of this city ever since. He first engaged in business as a tobacco manufacturer, with considerable success, selling out in 1865, when he entered into business as a broker and banker, under the firm name of King & Forbes. Retiring from this, he for some time conducted a general hardware business.
About 25 years ago Mr. King went into the shoe manufacturing trade, with conspicuous success from the start.
Deceased was a very well known citizen of Toronto and highly respected as an upright energetic merchant. In religion he was a Unitarian a constant attendant at the First Unitarian church, Jarvis street.
SAMWELL - Rev. R.W. Samwell, rector of St. Matthew’s Anglican church, Ottawa, died Saturday evening after a three months illness from typhoid fever. He leaves a widow and four small children.
GRIFFIN - Warner Griffin, Windsor’s oldest coloured resident, died yesterday morning at the age of 85. He was a slave, and fled from Louisville by night, with the aid of abolitionists, at last reached Canada.
TAYLOR - An old citizen of Toronto was removed by death on Saturday morning in the person of Capt. Archie Taylor, aged, 86 years. For twenty years, deceased was deputy harbour master of the port of Toronto, from which post he retired in 1896.
STEPHENSON - Joseph Stephenson, for over 40 years a resident of Cobourg, died on Sunday morning at the residence of his daughter in Toronto, at the ripe old age of 90 years.
HUDSON - Mrs. J.W. Hudson, of 179 Ossington avenue, Toronto, expired suddenly at her home on Friday night. Medical opinion is that death was caused by kidney disease.
INGRAM - George E. Ingram, who has conducted a grocery store in Brampton, is dead of diphtheria. A short time ago one of the deceased’s children contracted the disease. The father, in caring for it, was also stricken.
McDOWALL (Owen Sound) Aug 24 - At 11:00 o’clock last night, Thomas McDowall, one of Owen Sound’s oldest and most highly respected citizens, passed away from a stroke of paralysis after an illness of four days. Death has removed in Mr. McDowall one of the town’s historic personages. He was born in County Cavan, Ireland, in 1818. In company with his wife and family, he came to Canada in 1843, and settled on a wild tract of unbroken land near Norwood. Later he moved to Toronto where he resided for seven years. During this time he entered upon his career as a railroad contractor. He was one of the builders of the first railroad in Ontario, the Great Northern. He also constructed the old Suspension bridge at Hamilton bridge and the Soo Branch of the C.P.R. Under Wm. Hendry, he was superintendent of construction on the Wellington, Grey, and Bruce railway. In 1861, he came to Owen Sound having contracted to build the Garafraxa road from Owen Sound to Chatham. His wife, Alecia Woods, predeceased him eleven years. One of his sons was the late John T. McDowell, a well-known railroad contractor, who was killed in a dynamite explosion on the Rainy River railway a few years ago. Mr. McDowell was a life long Conservative and personal friend of the late Sir John A. Macdonald, and Hon. N. Clarke Wallace.
POTTRUFF - James Pottruff died yesterday, consumption being the cause of death. The deceased for many years a resident of Binbrook township. He was a widower and leaves six children. He was a member of the Methodist church.
GIVIN - William Givin, who had resided in this city for over forty years, died yesterday at his residence, East avenue south. He had been ailing for some time, but bore his sufferings with great Christian patience and fortitude. He was born in the North of Ireland, being a son of the late John Givin, linen manufacturer of Castle Caulfield, County Tyrone. He came to this country when a young man, and was for many years connected with the old Great Western railway, after which he engaged in various pursuits and was for a time secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association. In 1877, he entered the employ of L.D. Sawyer & Co., and remained til the company was absorbed by the Sawyer Massey co. He was identified with Sawyer & Massey company until about a year ago. He was married in 1867 to Miss Helen Marshall, who with five children and two sisters survive him. He was a man of kind and gentle disposition, and was beloved by all who knew him. Although he suffered much during his last illness, he passed peacefully into his rest.
At his late residence, 317 East avenue south, on Sunday Aug 24, William Given, in his sixty-third of his age. Funeral Tuesday. (Private).
BRASS - The funeral of the late James Brass took place from his late residence, 207 Hess street north, on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended. Rev. Robert Martin conducted the services. The pallbearers; Thomas Lyon, James Lyon, James McKay, Benjamin Palmer, Harry Alford, D. Dingwall, the former three being his brothers in-law.
DIXON - On Sunday, Aug 24, 1902, James T. Dixon, M.D., son of Thomas L. Dixon, assistant license inspector, aged 28 years. Funeral from his parent’s residence 69 Napier street, Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m.
POTTRUFF - At the city hospital, Sunday, Aug 24, James Pottruff, aged 37 years. Funeral on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Green’s Undertaking parlours, to Bartonville cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Tuesday, August 26, 1902
TAYLOR - Miss Ellen O. Taylor, daughter of the late Judge Taylor, died at Tapleytown today. She had been ill for some time.
RIEGER - Mrs. Rieger, widow of Christopher Rieger died yesterday. The deceased was 83 years of age, and had a large circle of friends, being highly esteemed.
In this city, on Monday, Aug 26th, 1902, Mary Rieger, relict of the late Christopher Rieger, aged 82 years. Funeral from her late residence, 127 Park street north, on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Internment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
DIXON - The funeral of the late Doctor James T. Dixon took place this afternoon from his parents’ residence, 69 Napier street and was attended by a large number of mourners. A large number of floral tributes were received.
The pallbearers were; Doctor Snider, Ridgeway; Doctor McLaughlin, Doctor Smith, Doctor Thompson, Doctor Cowan, Doctor Doran.
Rev. Canon Forneret conducted the services.
GIVIN - The funeral of the late Wm. Givin took place this afternoon from 117 East avenue south, and was largely attended. The pallbearers were; John M. Givin, George Black Sr., Albert M. Givin, Wm. Marshall, Herbert Givin, George Black Jr.
Rev. Neil McPherson and Rev. A.A. Graham, of Petrolia, conducted the services.
MITCHELL (Ottawa) Aug 23 - Mrs. Samuel Mitchell, 21 First avenue, age 63 years, fell down stairs last night and suffered injuries which resulted fatally this morning. She was passing from one room to another without a lamp and evidently tripped. Her skull was fractured.
BURNS - George P. Burns, a well-known London travelling man, died on Saturday afternoon.
GOULD - Mrs. Gould, an old time resident of London, died yesterday, aged 78 years. Her late husband Richard Gould, was one of the earliest engineers of the Great Western railway.
SMITH (Toronto) Aug 26 - Mrs. Jennie Smith, aged 25, wife of Frederick Smith a concrete sidewalk builder, drank carbolic acid to end her life about twelve o’clock last night at 56 Walton street where they had rooms.
When the landlady returned home from the theater about 11 o’clock, Mr. and Mrs. Smith were apparently asleep. About midnight, he rushed frantically up to her room stating that his wife had taken poison. He said she had taken part of the carbolic acid in a bottle which she then threw away, some of the contents being spilt on his face burning him severely.
An ambulance was at once sent for and the woman was taken to St. Michael’s hospital, but her condition was such as to make death eminent, and the woman died at 2:25 a.m.
PATTERSON (Beamsville) - E. Patterson, who has been in Manitoba for some time, died last week of typhoid fever. He leaves a widow and one child who reside here.
CARLESS - Asleep in Jesus - At her late residence, 220 Macaulay street east, on Tuesday, Aug 26, 1902, Christina Crooks, beloved wife of William Carless, in her 59th year. Funeral from above address on Friday, the 29th inst. at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.
WICKHAM - In this city, on the 25th inst., James Wickham, native of the County Wexford, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 55 East Wood street, on Wednesday morning at 9:00 o’clock to St. Lawrence church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Wednesday, August 27, 1902
DARLING (Belleville, Ont.) Aug 27 - Robt. Darling, a farmer, was driving a binder yesterday afternoon when the horses became frightened and ran away. The unfortunate man was thrown on the knives and so badly cut and mutilated that he died shortly after being rescued. Darling, who was aged 36, leaves a widow.
HUNTER (Brussels, Ont. ) Aug 27 - Alex Hunter, an old resident, last night swallowed a quantity of a mixture of carbolic acid and other poisons, in mistake for medicine.
When he realized his mistake, Mr. Hunter ran to the nearest Doctor’s office, but died soon after he reached there. Mr. Hunter was 52 years of age, and had lived here for the past 23 years, having occupied the position of division court clerk for that period.
BOLAND - Michael Boland died at Ottawa from injuries received on the railway.
MACDONALD - Mrs. J.K. Macdonald, the wife of the manager of the Confederation Life Insurance company, died at her home in Toronto yesterday.
GALBRAITH - Archibald Galbraith, of Dutton, died Monday night. At 11:25, he spoke of having a pain in the head. Five minutes later he was dead. He was 64.
CLARK (Fruitland) - Mrs. Jabens Cowell attended the funeral of her brother, Frank Clark, at Stony Creek, on Monday.
CARLESS - Asleep in Jesus - At her late residence, 230 Macaulay street east, on Tuesday,Aug 26th, 1902, Christina Crooks, beloved wife of William Carless, in her 59th year. Funeral from above address on Friday, the 29th inst., at 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
McVITTIE - In this city, on Aug 26th, Percy James McVittie, youngest son of John and Lizzie McVittie, aged 2 years and 9 months. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from 196 Bay street south. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
SHEEHAN - At Brooklyn, N.Y. on 26th inst., Wm. J. Sheehan of this city. Funeral notice later.
SULLIVAN - At 179 King street east, on Wednesday Aug 27th, Mrs. E. Sullivan, widow of the late Michael Sullivan. Funeral notice later.
Thursday, August 28, 1902
ALLAN - The wife of W.A. Allan, the well-known government contractor of the firm of Allan & Fleming, Ottawa died suddenly today.
ROGERS - Richard F. Rogers, proprietor of Rogers hotel, Watford, died very suddenly at his home yesterday.
HALL - Henry Hall, Emo, Ont., aged nineteen, deck hand on D.L. Mather’s tug, was drowned off Coney Island, Rat Portage yesterday afternoon.
HILDRETH - Mrs. Daniel Hildreth died at Binbrook, Thursday, Aug 21, 1902.
CARLESS - Asleep in Jesus - At her late residence, 220 Macaulay street east, on Tuesday Aug 26th, 1902, Christina Crooks, beloved wife of Wm. Carless in her 59th year. Funeral from above address on Friday, the 29th inst., at 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
SHEEHAN - At Brooklyn, N.Y., on 26th inst., Wm. J. Sheehan of this city. Funeral notice later.
SULLIVAN - At 279 King street east, on Wednesday, Aug 27th, Mrs. E. Sullivan, widow of the late Michael Sullivan, aged 83 years. Funeral Friday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.
Friday, August 29, 1902
SHEEHAN - The remains of the late Wm. Sheehan, who was suffocated by gas in Brooklyn, N.Y. a few days ago, arrived here last evening and the funeral, which was largely attended. took place at 10:00 o’clock this morning from the residence of his brother, Richard Sheehan, 26 Spring street. The body was taken to St. Patrick’s church, where the service was conducted by Rev. Father Coty. Rev. Father Whibbs officiated at the grave.
STOTT (Bowmanville, Ont.) Aug 28 - George Stott, 73 years old, painter, well-known throughout West Durham, where he had lived and followed his trade for half a century, dropped dead at the house of a friend. Heart disease was the cause of death.
CAMERON - Mrs. Cameron, wife of Prof. Irving H. Cameron, of the faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto, died yesterday morning.
HILLSDON - Abraham Hillsdon, one of the early pioneers of Oxford County, and for over forty years clerk of the township of North Oxford, died at Ingersoll yesterday, in his 89th year.
GIREY - Mrs. John Girey, a small dealer on the Kingston market, was walking along the square yesterday forenoon when she suddenly fell and died, before aid could be secured, from heart failure incident to old age. She was 80 years old.
PEARCE (Ottawa) Aug 28 - The twelve year-old-son of W.J.H. Pearce, the sorter in the Post Office, was knocked down and killed by a streetcar on Bank street shortly after 1:00 o’clock this afternoon. The lad was riding a bicycle and attempted to cross a street railway track near Fourth avenue, when he fell in front of an approaching car which caught and dragged him for some distance. His chest was crushed, his left leg and left arm broken, and he died shortly after being carried to an adjacent drugstore. The remains were not identified until a younger brother recognized the dead boy’s hat and bicycle, which lay on the roadway.
WEYMS - Thomas Weyms died at the city hospital yesterday afternoon, cancer being the cause of death. He had been ill for some time. The cancer first appeared on the lip and was treated by the X-rays, but it was not successful and an operation was performed. The trouble came on again, however, and the doctors gave up all hope of recovery, and the deceased heroically bore his suffering patiently, waiting for the end.
Tom Weyms was about 61 years of age, and was born in Brantford. His father was Mayor and afterwards was Magistrate some years ago. His early days were spent in Brantford, and then he went to the States, living for fifteen years in Cleveland. He came to Hamilton two or three years ago. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and those who had the pleasure of meeting him formed a warm friendship for him. He was fair and square in all his transactions and true as steel to his friends. He leaves a widow, one son and a daughter. Charles Weyms, of Norwich, is a brother, and Mrs. Chapman, of Hespeler, a sister of the deceased. Mr. Weyms received the very best of attention, his relatives and friends being most faithful in his visits to him.
The funeral took place this afternoon. The body was taken to the C.P.R. station and forwarded it to Toronto where interment will take place.
At the city hospital, Thursday, Aug 28, 1902, Thomas Weyms, late of Brantford, Ont., aged 61 years. Funeral took place this afternoon from the rooms of Blachford & son, funeral directors to the T.H. & B station for interment at Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto, Ont.
Saturday, August 30, 1902
RUSSELL - Mrs. Russell, widow of Angus Russell, for many years a well-known Barrie business man died on Thursday.
COWAN - Thomas Cowan, aged 61, a pensioner and a military tailor, who formerly worked at the New Fort, died suddenly at his lodging house in Toronto yesterday.
WARNOCK - One of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Galt, and the founder of a leading textile industry of Canada, passed away last evening in the person of Adam Warnock, at his residence, The Lawn, Galt. Mr. Warnock had reached the advanced age of 75 years, and for the past 57 years had been a resident of Galt. Mr. Warnock was born at Nelson, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Canada when a child. He started in business as a young man as a woollen manufacturer, and continued in this line all his life, building up a solid industry, which his sons are now carrying on. For twenty years he was president of the Galt Knitting company, and continued to give it his personal direction until failing health compelled him to retire a year ago. Mr. Warnock was vice president of the Gore Mutual Insurance company of Galt. He was a life-long Conservative, a man of great tenacity of purpose, of strict probity, and of genial disposition. Like most Scots, he was a firm believer in intellectual culture, and did a great deal of good in an unostentatious manner. He leaves a widow and
two sons, C.R.H. and James E., both of Galt, and both engaged in carrying on the business. Mrs. Warnock is a sister of the late Jacob Hespeler, of Hespeler, and of Hon. Wm. Hespeler, speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Two years last October, Mr. and Mrs. Warnock celebrated their golden wedding surrounded by relatives and friends from different parts of Canada.
MOON (London) Aug 29 - Two years ago, Rev. Alfred Moon left Newmarket to take up the pastorate of Kelvedon congregational church. Yesterday he visited his old congregation and died in their presence.
Mr. Moon was for eleven years at Newmarket, and his return for the day to his former church brought an unusually large congregation yesterday morning, all desirous of renewing their acquaintance with one who had been so highly popular while among them.
The minister seemed especially happy that morning, and there was no indication that he was any other than good health.
The service proceeded, and Mr. Moon, in addressing a few words to the congregation, alluded feelingly to those who had died during his absence. He missed several friends from among those who worshipped regularly there and then, in a voice that sounded almost strange to those who knew Mr. Moon best, he said, “but I can see them above”.
A minute or two later he gave out the hymn and sat down. The choir and congregation were singing, and had just reached the line, “man with eyes majestic after death” when Mr. Moon fell forward in the pulpit. Several persons hurried to him and found that he was dead.
TAYLOR (Tapleytown) Aug 29 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Ellen Octavia Taylor took place from the residence of her son-in-law, John Tingey, to St. George’s church on Thursday. Rev. C.E. Bell, M.A., kindly officiated for the rector who is ill. Mrs. Taylor was born in 1814 in officers’ quarters in Toronto, and was the only surviving daughter of Lieut.-Col. Thos. Taylor, judge of the county of Wentworth. Chas Durand, in his biography of celebrated men, speaks of him as having a university education, of his being the first reporter of the superior courts in Upper Canada, an able lawyer and clever judge, perhaps the ablest man of his time in early days. In military affairs, he was brave and experienced. In the Battle of Stoney Creek, he was wounded in both arms and left for dead on the field. Col. Taylor was also wounded in the terrible battle of Niagara.
When the Americans took that town again, he was wounded and taken prisoner, his wife and daughters suffering great hardships at the hands of the Americans. Mrs. Taylor had many of her father’s characteristics and was a good soldier during a long widowhood and years of suffering, which were born most uncomplainingly. She is survived by one brother, George Taylor of Ancaster, and five children, Miss Isabella D. Taylor, of Church Cottage; Messrs. Rothwell, and Buckbee, of Hamilton; Mrs. Ivison; of Sarnia, and Mrs. Tingey; of Tapleytown, and T.B. Taylor, of Watford.
NICHOL - In this city, at 71 Catharine street south, on Saturday, Aug 30, Roy Thomas, twin son of George and Mary Nichol, aged 6 years. Funeral Saturday at 4 p.m. (Private).
KENNEDY - In this city, on Thursday, Aug 28, 1902, Effie Kennedy, aged 15 years. Funeral from the residence of her step-father, Harry Lightheart, 108 North Bay street, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
May - August, 1902
Adams.............................................. 80, 91, 95
Anderson...................................... 35, 100, 102
Andrews............................................... 98, 102
Armstrong.............................................. 19, 44
Baby................................................. 24, 54, 55
Bailey..................................................... 28, 29
Barr......................................................... 24, 27
Belton................................................. 6, 12, 71
Bessey.................................................... 40, 41
Birrell...................................................... 83, 84
Blanchard......................................... 24, 28, 63
Brass................................................... 107, 113
Bray........................................................ 96, 98
Brown................. 7, 9, 16, 19, 49, 95, 101, 102
Burden.................................................... 53, 54
Burnett....................................................... 6, 8
Burns.................................................... 31, 114
Bush................................................. 69, 78, 96
Cameron............................................. 110, 116
Campbell................................................ 26, 43
Carless................................................ 114, 115
Carless ...................................................... 116
Carroll..................................................... 12, 40
Chapman................................................ 34, 98
Charter ........................................................ 79
Chittenden.................................... 34, 107, 108
Christie................................................... 43, 73
Clark................... 56, 60, 63, 91, 110, 111, 115
Clemow.................................................. 27, 31
Cloughley................................................... 3, 5
Coffey................................................ 106, 107
Colling.................................................. 99, 102
Coniam................................................... 13, 16
Cornell........................................ 104, 108, 109
Cottrell....................................................... 1, 3
Cowan.................................................. 75, 117
Culp.................................................. 62, 63, 66
Cunningham..................................... 19, 57, 59
Dearness................................................. 96, 98
DeMun............................................. 29, 31, 33
Dickson.................................... 30, 31, 52, 101
Dixon........................ 18, 53, 86, 111, 113, 114
Donnelly............................................... 44, 106
Doyle................................................ 67, 68, 70
Duston.................................................... 43, 44
Edgecomb.................................................. 5, 7
Fearnside.......................................... 60, 62, 65
Fell.......................................................... 95, 98
Ferguson................................................. 14, 74
Fields...................................................... 46, 48
Fink.................................................. 37, 39, 40
Fitzpatrick................................................ 4, 45
Flynn.................................................... 50, 110
Foster...................................................... 2, 3, 5
Fraser................................................ 55, 56, 84
Gage....................................................... 28, 29
Galbraith............................................... 15, 115
Gardner.................................................. 20, 22
Gibson.................................................... 30, 95
Gilmour...................................... 68, 76, 80, 82
Givin................................................... 113, 114
Goodman.......................................... 71, 74‑76
Graham................................... 34, 88, 106, 107
Gray...................................................... 27, 104
Green........................................... 14, 62, 85‑87
Grossman................................................ 4, 5, 7
Hagerty............................................... 8, 71, 72
Hall........................................ 8, 43‑45, 77, 116
Halleran.................................................. 44, 45
Hannah................................................... 92, 93
Hart...................................................... 74, 101
Heilig...................................................... 48, 51
Herries.................................................... 54, 55
Hildreth.............................................. 100, 116
Hinchey.............................................. 109, 111
Hoffsteatter............................................ 25, 26
Hooper.................................................... 96, 98
Horsey.................................................... 81, 83
Horton.................................................... 47, 59
Jacobs..................................................... 41, 47
Johnson................................................... 30, 37
Johnston................................................. 42, 75
Jones..................................... 13, 54, 55, 74, 75
Kennedy............................. 19, 20, 80, 84, 118
Kerr........................... 41, 43, 44, 47, 63, 96‑98