Hamilton Spectator

                                                 Deaths, September - December, 1902

 

Monday, September 1, 1902

WILKINSON (Toronto, Ont.) Sept. 1 - Instantaneous death was a fate of Thomas Wilkinson, a plasterer who was working on Saturday afternoon on the Foresters arch at the Exhibition grounds.

Wilkinson was nearly fifty years of age. When he quit his work on noon on Saturday, he went to the Forester’s arch to help to get it into shape for the opening of the Exhibition on Monday. They needed all the skilled labour they could get, and about 50 men were working on the arch when Wilkinson met his death.

He was standing on a scaffold with Foreman Foley. The height of the scaffold was about 40 feet. In turning half around for a tool, he tripped on a trestle, and in a moment he had overbalanced, and, falling upon his head, he died with hardly a struggle.

Medical assistance was obtained but Wilkinson was past all aid.

The fatality occurred just before four o’clock and cast a gloom over the enormous crowd of visitors on preparation day of the fair. He is survived by a widow and six children.

 

SUTHERLAND (Oil Springs) Aug. 30 - By falling a distance of 25 feet on Wednesday night, Donald Sutherland of Wingham, sustained such severe injuries that he died this morning. Sutherland was walking from Petrolia and was run down by a hand car on a bridge. He was knocked down to the ground and sustained fracture of the hip and internal injuries. He was attended by Drs. Dunfield and Chalmers, but was of no avail.  Deceased was 33 years of age. The body was taken to Wingham for internment.

 

September 2, 1902

 

KENNEDY - Reginald Aeneas Kennedy, president of the Times Printing company, died last evening in the Roach Ward of the city hospital, after a comparatively brief illness. A few weeks ago, he fell down the steps leading from the Mountain Pavilion and received serious scalp wounds. From that time, he continued to fail in health, and last Thursday he was removed to the hospital. Since then, he had been unconscious and death came between 9 and 10 o’clock last evening.

The deceased was born in Hamilton in December 1846, and on his father’s side was a lineal descendent of Robert Bruce, Scotland’s famed hero. Six years before the birth of the deceased, his father came to Hamilton and, with James Parker, started the firm of Kennedy, Parker, Co. The deceased received his education up to the age of sixteen at the Galt Grammar school, under the noted Dr. Tassie.

The deceased was a member of the congregation of Christ Church Cathedral, being for some time an office holder.

Mr. Kennedy, in 1863, married Miss Aurora Ann Christina, daughter of the late John Walter Mills, and niece of the late Senator Mills. Mrs. Kennedy survived her husband.

The funeral will place on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock.

 

BOUCHER, MITCHELL (Rat Portage, Ont.) September 2 - Miss Boucher, of the Rainy River district and Miss Mitchell of Rat Portage, were drowned in the Winnipeg River a short distance from Rat Portage, yesterday afternoon. They were out with a pleasure party in a large canoe when the craft was swamped owing to the rough weather. Some other had narrow escapes.


BYERS (Greenwood, Ont.) Sept. 1 - Leslie Byers, second son of James Byers of this place, was drowned here today while bathing in Green’s pond.

 

KILGOUR (Toronto) Sept. 2 - Wm. Kilgour died at St. Michael’s hospital from the effects of gas inhaled at the Power house last Thursday morning, when he was found unconscious in his room by the proprietor. It is supposed that he blew out the gas.

 

DOYLE (Toronto) Sept. 2 - Mrs. Annie Doyle died at St. Michael’s hospital at 11 o’clock yesterday forenoon as the result of the severe burns sustained at her home, 61 Sheridan avenue, on Sunday morning. She had used kerosene to light a fire in a charcoal stove, when about to prepare breakfast. Over three-fourths of the flesh was burned.

 

BAXTER - William Baxter was killed while riding a bicycle cross the M.C.R. track near Tillsonburg

 

SMITH, MARTIN - Fred Smith and Owen Martin were upset in a canoe at Rat Portage yesterday and both drowned.

 

CHARLTON - George Charlton, who for 25 years was one of the best known grain buyers in Toronto, passed away last night.

 

MONTEITH - John Monteith, of Rosseau, died at Barrie last evening after an illness of six months. Deceased went to Rosseau and built the hotel at that place. He leaves a widow and nine children.

 

WYNDHAM - In loving memory of our dear son, Richard Wyndham, who died Sept. 2, 1901, in his 15th  year. There is sweetness in rembrance.

 

KENNEDY - On Monday Sept. 1, 1902 Reginald A. E. Kennedy age 55 years. Funeral from his residence, Idlewyld, on Thursday at 4:00 o’clock.

 

SNODGRASS - At Montreal, on Monday, Sept. 1, 1902, William Charles, second son of James and Elizabeth Snodgrass, in his 26th year. Funeral from his brother’s residence, 516 Main street east, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m, thence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintance please accept this intimation.

 

HARLOW - At his late residence, 153 Walnut street, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1902, Thomas Harlow, aged 70 years. Funeral Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 1902

 

BAXTER (St. Thomas) - Sept. 2, When #3 N.C.R., due at 10:45, arrived in the city on Saturday night, a wrecked bicycle was found on the pilot of the engine, upon which also were marks of blood.

Inquiries disclosed the train had struck and instantly killed a man named William Baxter, at the second road crossing west of Tillsonburg. It appears that Baxter who was bicycle riding with two companions, noticed the train coming, and, calling to his companions, “come on we can make it”, attempted to cross the track, and was caught by the train and instantly killed. Baxter was a man of


30 years of age, and when not working, lived with his sister Mrs. S. Scott, of Tillsonburg. His parents are dead. This is the sixth person killed by this train this year.

 

LAFAVE (Comber) Sept. 2 - Andrew Lafave, a well known farmer living near Ruscombe Station, was kicked by one of his broncos on Saturday, the full force of the blow striking him in the abdomen, rendering him unconscious. He died of his injuries this morning. Deceased leaves a wife and large family of small children.

 

LONG  (Windsor) September 2 - George Long, a laborer aged 50, committed suicide at Staples, near Comber, last night by shooting. He was unmarried, and lived in the vicinity for several years. No reason is ascribed for the act.

Long adopted a novel method of self destruction. The weapon used was an old fashioned revolver with five chambers. Having undressed himself apparently as usual, he lay upon his bed at full length, attached a string to the great pole of his right foot, tied the other end to the trigger and, holding the muzzle against his temple, blew a hole through his head.

 

HARLOW - At his late residence, 153 Walnut street, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1902, Thomas Harlow aged 70 years. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

KENNEDY - On Monday, Sept. 1, 1902, Reginald A.E. Kennedy aged 65 years. The funeral will leave his late residence “Idlewyld” at 3:00 o’clock Thursday, Sept. 4th for Christ Church Cathedral.

 

HAWE - In this city, on Tuesday Sept. 2. 1902, Bertie, only and beloved child of Paul F. and Agnes Hawe, age 3 years. Funeral from his parent’s residence, Popular ave, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Internment at Hamilton Cemetery. Friends and acquaintance please accept this intimation.

 

Thursday, Sept. 4, 1902

 

YOUNG - The remains of the late Mrs. Thomas Young, formerly of Winnipeg, and later of Norfolk, Va. Will arrive in the city tomorrow at 12:30 and will be interned here.

 

GRAHAM - John Graham, one of the best- known men in Peel, is dead.

 

WIGGINS (Barrie) Sept. 2, 1902 - Annie, the 15-year-old daughter of Thomas and Mrs. Wiggins, Sunnidale Corners, was fatally burned. She was visiting her uncle in Wowall, and in making a fire, using kerosene. The oil ignited and her clothes caught fire. Being alone in the house and unable to extinguish the flames, she attempted to run across the road to an aunt’s, but fell exhausted. Her screams brought help, but she was past aid, and died from the effects from the burns.  

 

CLARK (Toronto)  Sept. 4 - Martha Clark, a widow, committed suicide by swallowing two ounces of carbolic acid, at 191 Simcoe street yesterday morning. She formerly owned the boarding-house there. No reason can be given for suicide, as the woman was apparently in comfortable circumstances. After breakfast yesterday, she went to Hargreaves drug store and bought the poison. Soon afterwards one of the people of the house found Mrs. Clark lying unconscious on the bed in her room. Doctors Macdonald and Russell were hastily summoned but all efforts to save the woman’s life were futile.


Deceased is survived by a daughter and a son, as well as two step-daughters and a step-son. Coroner Hotten issued a warrant for an inquest, which afterwards was withdrawn.

 

O’BRIEN - At St. Joseph’s hospital on Thursday Sept. 4, 1902, William O’Brien, aged 72 years. Funeral Saturday morning at 9:30 from his late residence, 131 East avenue north, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulcher cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Friday, Sept. 5, 1902

 

BOLTON - Mr and Mrs. Charles Bolton of their little two-year-old- daughter, who died yesterday. They have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

In this city, Sept. 4th, Edna Patterson, youngest daughter of Charles P. and Annie Bolton, aged 2 years. Funeral private.

 

O’BRIEN - At St. Joseph’s hospital on Thursday Sept. 4, 1902, William O’Brien aged 72 years. Funeral Saturday morning at 9:30 from his late residence, 131 East avenue north, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to Holy Sepulcher cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 1902

 

WACCHETER - F. Waccheter, of Formosa, Ont., was suffocated by gas at the Bull’s Head hotel, Toronto, this morning. He was discovered about 10:00 o’clock with the gas jet turned on full.

 

GUESS - Sidney Guess, a Kingston township farmer, arose yesterday morning in good health, ate a hearty breakfast, and a few minutes later died of heart disease. He was aged 58 years.

 

MULLIN - James Mullin, 22 years old, belonging to Winchester, Ont., was run over at that place by a C.P.R. train last night, and had both legs cut off. He was taken to Montreal on the train which ran over him and died at the general hospital this morning.

 

YOUNG - Mrs. Thomas Young, wife of Thomas Young, manager for R.G. Dun & Company, at Norfolk, Va., and daughter of James Thomson, Winnipeg, and formerly of Hamilton, died suddenly at Norfolk, Va.,. on Tuesday. The remains were brouht to Hamilton yesterday morning and the funeral took place this morning from Central Presbyterian church, to Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. McTavish, of Central Presbyterian church, Toronto. The pallbearers, were George Spencer, Mr. Broughton, and Robert Young of Toronto; Wm Young, of Gloversville, N.Y., and George B. Taylor, and W.A. Spratt, of Hamilton.

 

SETZER - In this city, on Sept. 4, 1902, Charles Edward, infant son of Adam Setzer, aged 4 months and 16 days. Funeral Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from parent’s residence 172 Hess street north, to Hamilton cemetery.


BRADT - In this city, on Friday, Sept. 5th, 1902, Roy, second son of George and the late Annie Bradt, and adopted son of George S. Burkholder, age 13 years and 5 months. Funeral from the residence, of George Burkholder, 277 King street east, on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, Sept. 8, 1902

 

MAGEE - The death of Wm Magee, the well-known delivery man and horse dealer, which occurred at a late hour Saturday night at his residence, 312 Herkimer street, will be regretted by a large circle of friends. Deceased had been a sufferer from lung trouble for some time, and the end was not unexpected.  He was a son of the late James Magee, and was 35 years of age. For many years, he resided in the north end, where he was well known. A widow and three sisters mourn his loss. The funeral will take place tomorrow.

 

ROBINSON (Kingsville) Sept. 7 - A destructive fire accompanied with loss of life occurred in this town last night. At 11:45 p.m. the alarm was given that the Erie Tobacco plant was on fire. Although the fire department responded promptly the flames were soon beyond control and in a short time the plant was in ruins.

Fred Fox, secretary of the company, and Jesse Robinson, the processor, occupied a room adjoining the office on the first floor. Mr. Fox being ill, retired early and about the same time Mr. Robinson left the building to visit some friends. At the hour above mentioned Mr. Fox was awakened by the crackling in the office. With the assistance of the watchman after sending an alarm, they fought the fire until they were driven from the building by the smoke. Until this time Mr. Fox had no idea that Robinson had returned to the building. A search today however, resulted in finding his charred remains near the rear door, which he was doubtless hard to find, when overcome by the smoke and heat.

Robinson had been with the company since its organization, coming from the Globe Tobacco company, Detroit with which company he received an expert education, he has a widowed mother living in Detroit. The building was owned by Hiram Walker & Sons, Walkerville, was erected two years ago especially for the Erie Tobacco company, and was valued at $15.000. The amount insurance if any, is unknown. The tobacco company’s loss is about $20,000.

 

JONES (Waterloo, Ont.) Sept. 7 - A train on the Elmira branch was derailed about two miles north of Waterloo about nine o’clock, last night while on its way from Waterloo to Elmira. The engine baggage car, and one passenger coach left the track and pitched into the ditch. Fireman Walter Jones of Stratford, was killed instantly, but engineer Mitchell miraculously escaped unhurt.

About 50 passengers were on board, but none were seriously injured, the majority escaping with a few bruises and a rough shaking. The auxiliary from Stratford arrived on the scene at midnight, and will have the track cleared in a few hours.

Fireman Jones is about 25 years old and had been married only seven months.

 


MUMS (Drumbo, Ont.) Sept. 7 - Henry Mums, of Drumbo, died at his homestead, Pine Grove yesterday, in his eightieth year. He located on his present farm in 1843, the place then being a wilderness. Deceased was a member of the township and county council for about 30 years. He was the founder of the village of Drumbo, a justice of the peace, notary public and civil engineer. He was a warm, confidential friend of the late Sir John A. Macdonald, serving during his life as Dominion arbitrator and land valuator on the Welland canal, and after the Riel Rebellion was a member of the commission sent out to settle the claims against the government caused by the rebellion. Two sons survive him, Charles A. Mums, merchant, Drumbo, and Alexander J. Mums, who resides at home.

 

PENNY (Dunnville) - Mrs. Minor, of Toronto; Miss Gabin, of Buffalo; Mr. Fraine, of St. Thomas, and D.A. Radcliffe, of Aurora were here this week attending the funeral of the late Henry Penny.

 

WIMS (Belleville, Ont.) Sept. 7 - A fatal accident occurred at Tyendindge, near Belleville yesterday afternoon, by which Patrick Wims lost his life. The unfortunate was working with a threshing machine, being engaged putting away the straw in the barn. As he was descending a ladder with a pitch fork in his hand, one of the rounds of the ladder broke, and he fell to the floor beneath, the handle of the fork breaking and penetrating his abdomen to a depth of over a foot. The unfortunate man bled to death in five minutes. He was a married man, about 45 years of age.

 

ROBINSON (Kingston, Ont.) Sept. 7 - Officers of the steamer Kingston of the R. and O. line, report that a man named Robinson, going from Toronto to Kingston was accidentally drowned on Saturday afternoon.

Robinson fell into the water when the boat was at a point opposite Munro Park, Toronto. He was a second class passenger, he was standing with his hands in his pockets, talking to two men who had charge of a horse, when the rail of the gangway dropped out and he fell into the water. The men with whom he had been in conversation raised the alarm and the boat was stopped. One of the life boats was lowered and manned by the crew, and although the search was kept up for over an hour, no trace of the man could be found. It was the opinion of the crew that Robinson was struck by the paddle wheel and did not rise to the surface.

 

CAMPBELL - A Berkeley California, paper contains the following funeral announcement, of a former Hamilton citizen; In this city Aug 28th, 1902, W.L. Campbell, a native of Hamilton, Ont., aged 38 years. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:00 a.m., from the parlours of the Stockton Undertaking company, and will be private.

Mr. Campbell, of Stockton, was the fourth son of John Campbell, and at one time a contractor in Hamilton. He leaves a widow and two sons, father and four brothers - Alex L. Campbell, Seattle, Wash; John F. Campbell; Berkeley, Cal; Geo. B. Campbell, Oakland, Cal; Arthur L. Campbell, Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Campbell, was in Hendrie’s office before coming to California.

 

BRUNSON - At 350 Hannah street west, on Sunday morning, Sept. 7, 1902, Clifton Andrew, infant son of T. and M.I. Brunson, aged 11 months. Funeral Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30 o’clock. Friends will please accept this notice.

 

JAMIESON - In this city, on Sept. 7th, 1902, Mary Emma Jamieson, eldest daughter of Bessie and the late William Henry Jamieson, aged 11 years and 1 month. Funeral from her mother’s residence 25 Sheaffe street, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 p.m., to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulcher cemetery. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 7:30. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Toronto and London papers please copy.


PEFFERS - At his late residence, 231 James street north, on Sunday, Sept. 7th, 1902, Archibald Peffers, a native of Kirriemuir, (Thrums) - Scotland, aged 44 years. Funeral from the residence of his nephew, Charles Mavor, 87 Inchbury streeet, Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. (Private) .

 

McGEE - In this city, on Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1902, William, eldest son of the late James McGee, aged 35 years. Funeral from his late residence 315 Herkimer street on Tuesday, at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1902

 

MURPHY (Tweed, Ont.) Sept. 9 - Patrick Murphy, of the Queen’s hotel here, died suddenly about 2:00 o’clock this morning. He had arose to let some parties in, and after unlocking the door fell over and expired before medical help could be rendered.

 

KENNEDY - Charles Kennedy, employed on Whalen’s dredge at Fort William, was instantly killed yesterday while fixing a chain on the derrick. One of the buckets broke and struck him on the head.

 

KARCH (Hespeler) - The death of Mrs. Robert Karch occurred on Sunday afternoon at her late home, Aylmer, after a long siege of suffering from the fatal disease consumption. Mrs. Karch was a resident of Hespeler for many years, and had a great many friends, whose sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones. The remains will be brought today and interment will take place on Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock, to the Hespeler cemetery.

 

PEFFERS - The funeral of the late Archibald Peffers, who swallowed a quantity of strychnine on Sunday afternoon and died as a result, took place this afternoon from the residence of deceased’s niece, Mrs. C.L. Mavor, 87 Inchbury street. The funeral was largely attended, Rev. Neil McPherson conducting the religious services.

 

WHITE (Parry Sound, Ont.) Sept. 8 - The body of a woman, afterwards identified as Mrs. C.L. White, wife of C.L. White, lighthouse keeper of this place, was found on the shore about a mile from here this morning. Mrs. White and her son Jackson left here Saturday evening in a sailboat for the lighthouse, and it is supposed a squall capsized their boat. No trace of the boy or boat has yet been found.

 

ROLLINS (Barrie, Ont.) Sept. 8 - The news reached here tonight that Frank Rollins, of Elmvale, met with a fatal accident today. He was out shooting and in order to fasten his belt, rested the gun on the ground with the muzzle in his armpit. The trigger evidentally got caught in some way, for it was discharged, blowing his left arm and part of his side off, killing almost instantly. Deceased was the adopted son of Mr. Lint, of Elmvale, and 16 years of age.

 

CLARK (Windsor) Sept. 8 - Thomas Clark, one of the best known farmers of the township of Colchester South, died suddenly of heart failure in his chair, Saturday night. He was about 70 years of age, and had resided in Essex county most of his life. The old gentleman worried over the absence of his son Fred, who left home last week to farm for himself. The father tried to induce him  to stay by showing him his will, which decreed that all his property should go to the son. The son insisted on going, and the father, in a fit of anger, tore up the document in his son’s face.


SEYMOUR - Mrs. Ann Jane Powell Seymour, an aged and respected resident of Ottawa, has just passed away at the age of 95.

 

VENNOR - The death occurred yesterday of a very old resident of Toronto, in the person of A.H. Vennor, at the advanced age of 81 years after a illness of several weeks.

 

FLEMING - Bert Fleming, aged 15, of Toronto Junction, who was kicked by a horse, three weeks ago, died yesterday.

 

MULQUEEN - Mrs. Nellie Mulqueen, the woman who has been at the Toronto General hospital for some days past, suffering from injuries in a fall downstairs, died at the hospital last night.

 

LOCHE - Peter Loche, of New Hamburg, Ontario, died at St. Luke’s hospital, Ottawa on Saturday evening. Deceased was a soldier in training at the school of musketry. He contracted typhoid fever which terminated fatally. He was in his twenty-second year.

 

McGEE - The remains of the late Wm. McGee were laid in their last resting place by sorrowing friends this afternoon. The funeral took place from his late residence, 315 Herkimer street, and despite the disagreeable weather was largely attended. Rev. W.B. Caswell conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were; Rans Wilson, John Freeth, Patrick Keough, John Murphy, Wm. Robertson, and Dr. Craig, V.S.

 

CLARK - At No. 112 Ray street north, on Tuesday, Sept 9th, 1902, John Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Clark. Funeral Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. friends will please accept this intimation.

 

GILBERT - In this city, on Sept 8th, 1902, Clara Maria, beloved wife of John Gilbert, aged 54 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from her late residence, 105 Rebecca street, to Hamilton Cemetery. (Private)

 

DAY - In this city, on Sept 9th Caroline Day, beloved wife of David J. Day, aged 36 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from 426 Catharine street north, to Christ Church Cathedral for service. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 1902

 

McSHANE - Mrs. Alice (Granny) McShane, one of the oldest inmates of the house of refuge, died this morning from heart failure. She had been ill for some time. Deceased’s age is not known, but she laid claim to being a centenarian some years ago. Relatives of deceased reside on Hannah street.

 

DAY - Caroline Day, wife of David J. Day, and eldest daughter of Arch. Woods, Victoria avenue north, died on Monday morning after a long illness, from typhoid fever. The family of four - one a three-month-old-baby- are left to mourn her death. The sympathy of a large number of friends is extended to the bereaved family.

 

FREEMAN (West Lorne) Sept 9 - Willie Freeman, who lived two and a half miles south west of West Lorne, while fixing the lock of his gun this morning, shot himself in the head and died shortly afterwards.

He was 15 years of age, and was the adopted son of D.D. Freeman, of Mill street, West Lorne.


HARDMAN (Toronto) Sept 10 - Mrs. Eliza Hardman, of 207 Bathurst street, who had been suffering from heart failure for some time, was yesterday ordered to go to the hospital by her physician. While on her way, she was stricken in a street car in the afternoon and was taken off at the corner of Queen and Bathurst streets. Dr. Hart was called, and he summoned an ambulance in which the woman was taken to the Western Hospital, where she died a few minutes after arrival.

 

THOMAS - The remains of the late Mrs. M. D. Thomas, of Toronto, formerly of this place, who died so suddenly last week, will be brought here for internment on Wednesday. The funeral is private.

 

McKAIG - Archibald McKaig, an old and respected resident of the town, who died Sunday morning, were interred in the Grove cemetery this afternoon.

 

BURKE - The many friends of Martin Burke, of this place, will learn with regret of the sudden death of his daughter Nettie, at St. Joseph’s hospital, Hamilton, this afternoon, after a illness of a few days duration. The funeral will take place to the new Roman Catholic cemetery, on Thursday morning at 8:30. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Just last Thursday, Michael Burke, brother of the deceased, was buried, his death coming after a very brief illness. The late Miss Burke had attended to her brother during his illness, as the strain told upon her, as she had been delicate for some years. Immediately after her brother’s funeral her condition became serious, and she was removed to the above mentioned place where she passed away today, at the age of 36. John Burke, chairman of the license board, is a brother of the deceased.

 

KEHL (Berlin, Ont.) Sept 9 - A fatal accident took place this afternoon at the farm of John Gildner, two miles of Berlin, where by Ivan Kehl of Berlin, a young man of 20, was killed almost instantly. He had gone to the roof of the barn to clean out an eavetrough, and slipped on the wet roof. He slid about 20 feet and fell to the ground, a distance of only 14 feet. Death was caused by a broken neck, the jar of the fall throwing Kehl forward with great force. An inquest was opened and a jury was empaneled. After viewing the body, the jury adjourned till Thursday evening.

 

REDDINS (Windsor, Ont.) Sept 9 - A funeral instead of a wedding will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Morehead of this city, tomorrow, the prospective bridegroom Michael J. Reddins, a young Windsor man having died of typhoid fever. He became ill while at his fiancee’s house and was cared for by Miss Morehead and her mother through the illness. Preparations had been made for the marriage, which was to have taken place last Wednesday, when the groom-to-be-was stricken down. He had presented the wedding ring to Miss Morehead, and her gowns were in the hands of the dressmaker. The many presents had also arrived at the home of the prospective bride, who is now prostrated from the severe shock.

 

TRAINOR - At the residence of her son-in-law Asa Choate, Glanford, Tuesday, Sept 9th, Mary Ann Trainor, widow of the late James Trainor, in her 67th year. Funeral on Thursday at 2 p.m. to the White Church cemetery.

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902

SCULLY - Rev. Thomas Scully, who was well-known through the country as a temperance advocate, died today.


HUNTER - William Hunter, a highly respected and well-known resident of Guelph, died on Tuesday evening after a protracted illness. He was 79 years of age.

 

BEERMAN - C.E. Beerman, resident of Brockville, and prominently connected with the Canada Carriage Works, died yesterday after a months illness, with typhoid fever.

 

PHILLIPS (Stratford, Ont.) Sept 10 - A terrible accident occurred here at 1:45 this afternoon at the round-house in the Grand Trunk railway yards, which has since resulted fatally. Joseph Phillips, nineteen years of age, son of A.F. Phillips, station agent at Seaforth, formerly train master at Stratford, was coupling cars with a chain, when the cars came together unexpectedly and crushed his abdomen and arms. He was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries shortly after. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips arrived from Seaforth just after his death had taken place.

Phillips had only worked at the round-house for a few weeks.

 

THOMAS (Dundas) Sept 11 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Mark B. Thomas took place yesterday morning to the Grove cemetery, Rev. E.A. Irving of Dundas, and Rev. C. Darling of Toronto, officiating.

 

OLIVER (St. George) - Sept 10 - William Oliver died suddenly last Saturday morning of hemorrhage of the lungs. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon and was largely attended.

 

PEFFERS - The adjourned inquest into the cause of he death of Archibald Peffers, proprietor of the Volunteer hotel who was found in a dying condition in a bedroom over his hotel last Sunday afternoon, was concluded last evening. Several witnesses were examined but they could not throw any additional light on the cause of death. The jury brought in the following verdict. “We find that Archibald Peffers came to his death by poisoning, self administered, by mistake.”

David Flight, the first witness sworn, said he was deceased in his bedroom for about an hour Sunday afternoon. He appeared to be alright when the witness first saw him, but half an hour later, he began to act queerly, as is suffering from cramps. He did not make any mention of having taken poison.

Dr. Dillabaugh said that when he arrived at the Volunteer hotel in an answer to a summons he found Mr. Peffers in a dying condition. He passed three or four minutes later. The symptoms were those of strychnine poisoning. He knew of nothing else that would produce convulsions such as he suffered from.

In answer to a question asked by C.L. Mavor, a relative by marriage, the doctor said that the symptoms were not such as would result from alcoholic poisoning.

Mr. Mavor was next sworn. He had been acquainted with Mr. Peffers for 25 years. The dead man came to this country two years ago, and on March 3rd of this year he gook possession of the Volunteer hotel. He was despondent over family troubles, and for some time prior to his death he had been drinking heavily. Sunday afternoon the witness called at the Volunteer hotel and found Peffers acting strangely. He was suffering from convulsions, and Mr. Mavor had awaited until his wife arrived, and then went for a doctor. He thought Peffers was suffering from delirium tremens. When he returned with the doctor the unfortunate man was unconscious and died a few minutes later. He had since searched the house and backyard but found no indication of Peffers taking any poison. Deceased told him and his wife after they had been in the house for some time, that he had taken poison by mistake.


MAGNESS - At Denver, Col., on Sept 8th, 1902, Kate Louise Magness, aged 27 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Magness, of Winnipeg, Man. Funeral private. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

Friday, Sept. 12, 1902

 

WISSON (Aylmer, Ont.) Sept. 12 - George Wisson, who lived about a mile and a half from town,  was helping to thresh on the farm of George Trim yesterday, pitching onto the table from above, when in some way he slipped and fell into the cylinder, which tore his leg and arm and crushed him so badly that he died in about ten minutes. He leaves a wife and one child.

 

MAITLAND (Sarnia, Ont.) Sept. 12 - Robert Maitland, aged 29, who had been employed as a farm hand at the house of refuge here for the past three years, committed suicide this morning, by shooting himself through the temple with a revolver. An inquest will be held. Maitland’s home is on the twelfth line of Moore. No cause can be assigned to for his act.

 

KEHL (Berlin) Sept. 12 - The inquest held here on Thursday to inquire into the death of the late Ivan Kehl, who met his death by falling off a barn on the premises of John Gildner, farmer, living outside the city limits, resulted in the following verdict being found; “That Ivan came to his death by accident, by falling off a barn on the premises of John Gildner, and that we attach no blame to anyone”.

 

POLLOCK (Milton, Ont.) Sept. 11 - Wm. Pollock, age 41 foreman of the clay pit of the Toronto Pressed Brick & company, was in town on Tuesday night. He left for home between 11 and 12 o’clock and walked up the C.P.R. track. Yesterday morning his body was found opposite the Milton Pressed Brick company’s works. It was horribly mangled. It is supposed that he was struck by an east bound freight train. He left a widow and seven children.

 

CLEMENS (Bowmanville) Sept. 11 - A distressingly sad event occurred here last evening in the passing away of May V. Clemens, the young wife of Thomas G. Bragg, B.A., clerical master of the high school. Exactly five weeks ago on the very hour that she died, they were married. On returning from their honeymoon Mrs. Bragg caught cold, and pertienitis setting in, she succumbed after a week’s illness. The funeral takes place on Saturday.

 

FREEMAN (St. Thomas, Ont.) Sept. 11 - On Tuesday it was reported that James William Freeman, the 16-year-old adopted son of D.B. Freeman, of Hog street, Aldborough, had been killed by the discharge of a gun.

At first it was supposed that the boy was fixing or handling the gun and that it was accidently discharged. Closer examination however, disclosed the fact that this could not be possible, as had the lad been shot as he was found in the drive-house astride a work horse with the gun in his own hands, the muzzle would have been so close to his face to have burned and marked it with powder. However, there are no marks of powder on the boy’s face at all.

Another fact that upsets the theory of accident is that the shot spread all over the boy’s face for a radius of five or six inches. If shot as supposed, with the gun to close to his face, the shot would not spread. The gun was discharged at a distance of three feet from an object, and the shot only spread for a radius of two inches. Then, two, if shot at such close range, it is believed the wound would have worse than it was.


Doctor Dorland opened an inquest yesterday and heard the evidence of Charles King, aged 25, a not overly bright young man who lived with the family, and who first reported the shooting. King testified to finding the lad shot as described, and the inquest was adjourned.

 

CUSSEN - In this city on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902, Michael Cussen, aged 71 years (late of H.M. 39th Regiment). Funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 407 Ferguson avenue north, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 to Hamilton cemetery.

 

BRILLINGER - In this city, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902, Peter Brillinger, aged 52 years. Funeral from his late residence, 624 Barton street east, on Saturday, at 2:00 o’clock.. Friends and members of Court Orient, I.O.F., will please accept this intimation. Newmarket Era please copy.

 

HEARN - At his late residence, 191 Wellington street north, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 1902, James Hearn, molder, aged 39 years. Funeral services will be conducted this evening at 8:00 o’clock. Funeral will leave above address on Saturday at 8:00 o’clock, for G.T.R., thence per 8:45 train to Tillsonburg, Ontario, for interment. Friends and members of Molders union and S.O.E. Lodges will please accept this intimation.

 

Saturday, September 13, 1902

 

HEARN - The remains of the late James Hearn, who died at his home, 191 Wellington street north, were taken to Tillsonburg for internment this morning. Last night, a service for the friends was held at the home, Rev. J.T. Atkins officiated. This morning, the members of the Molders Union turned out in a body and followed the remains to the Stuart street station. Unity Lodge, S.O.E. and the C.O.H.C. were also largely represented, and two members of each body acted as bearers.

 

MAGNESS - The remains of the late Miss Kate Louise Magness, who died in Denver, Col., arrived here last night and the funeral took place this morning.

 

GALLAGHER - Miss C. Gallagher died this morning at her mother’s home, 105 Inchbury street. She had been ailing for some time and the end was not unexpected. She was a daughter of the late G. Gallagher and was 33 years of age. A large circle of friends will deeply mourn her loss.

At her mother’s residence, 105 Inchbury street, on Friday, Sept. 12, 1902, Mary C. Gallagher, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late George Gallagher. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

 

LEBARGE - E. Lebarge, an aged inmate of the Essex County house of refuge at Chatham, was found dead in bed this morning.

 

TOPPING - The eight-year-old-son of John Fitter Topping was bitten by a snake in a field where his father was hauling oats, and died in great agony. No antidote had any effect.

 

FITZGERALD (Thorndale, Ont.) Sept. 12 - Fenton Fitzgerald, a highly respected farmer of London township was instantly killed at his home today by falling off a milk stand. He went up on top off the rail stand to empty a can of milk, and when coming down, slipped and fell, breaking his neck. Judge W. Fitzgerald of Welland, formerly of London, is a brother. A widow, three sons and five daughters survive.


WHITNEY - In this city, on Saturday Sept. 13, P.A. Whitney, aged 53 years, late of Brantford. Funeral will take place from T.H.& B. depot, Monday morning, Sept. 15, at 9:45 a.m. to Greenwood cemetery.

 

Monday, Sept. 15, 1902

 

DINGLE, KENT (Rochester) Sept. 14 - Murder and attempted suicide, or suicide or attempted murder, two legal questions are left with the criminal authorities of Munroe county to solve as ghastly relics of the wreck of two lives in a whirl wind of illegal love. The double crime is mystifying in its culmination and atrocious in all its features, especially so when the intelligence and social standing of the parties are considered. Leland D. Kent, medical student in his third year at the University of Buffalo, resident intern of the Riverside Hospital, whose home was with his father, A.D. Kent, general agent of the Masonic Life Insurance Association was found in room 147 at the Whitcomb house, Rochester, under the influence of morphine and strychnine with a three-inch, shallow gash on the left side of his throat. In the same room was found Miss Ethel Blanche Dingle. She was dead, her body being quite cold.

Miss Dingle was in the employ of the Bell company about six months. Part of the time she acted as operator in the electricity building at the Pan American. Later she resigned and once more applied for entrance to the German hospital. She was considered fairly competent, of the superintendent said yesterday a general neglect of her professional duties lead to her resignation. While Miss Dingle was at the German hospital she was assigned to night duty. She was fairly attentive to her work, it is said, but developed a habit of reporting late for duty and the authorities asked her to depart. Miss Dingle was a pretty Hamilton girl.

 

WYLD - The funeral of Mrs. (Dr.) F. Zimmerman Wyld, Bay Shore, N.Y., took place at Greenwood cemetery, Waterford, on Tuesday. The deceased was the daughter of the late Dr. J.A. Merritt, and daughter in law of Rev. Dr. Wyld, Toronto, cousin to Doctor’s I.N. and W.E. Merritt, Battlecreek, Mich.

 

MOORE - A.J. Moore, B.A., for over twenty years mathematical master of the Godrich Collegiate Institute, died suddenly at his home on Keays street today.

 

BUSLEY - Mrs. Hannah Busley, 70 years of age, was terribly burned this morning at her residence, 116 Adelaide street west, Toronto. She fell against a lamp and upset it, setting fire to her clothing. She cannot recover.

 

WHITE (Toronto) Sept. 15 - Walter H. White, aged 36, was drowned in the Humber river to the rear of Nurse’s Hotel, in less than two feet of water yesterday. His body was recovered before it had been in the water, more than five minutes, although C. Nurse and assistants worked for an hour or more all efforts toward resuscitation proved futile.

Deceased went out to the Humber yesterday morning. About 1 p.m. he was sitting on a bench. Beside him was another man, who was reading, and paid no attention when White got up and walked away. Soon after that the man saw White on the wharf at the mouth of the river, where he apparently had a fit and fell into the water. The several people who had seen what took place ran to the spot and White’s body was recovered, though it had begun to sink in the quicksand. The throat contained a considerable quantity of sand in it.


Coroner Orr, of Cowan avenue, was notified, and arrived about half an hour after the fatality. After investigation he decided that an inquest would be unnecessary.

The body was removed to Nurse’s Hotel, and later to Craig’s Undertaking rooms. Deceased was a single man, and lived with his parents at 1213 King street west. He was employed as a showcase builder by the Canada Showcase company, Adelaide street.

 

ATCHESON (Woodstock) Sept. 14 - Mrs. A. Atcheson, wife of a farmer living at Currie’s Crossing, was instantly killed on the Wilson street crossing of the G.T.R., by being struck by the accommodation train, as it was pulling into the station this morning.

Mrs. Atcheson was riding in the buggy with her daughter and returning home from market. A freight train standing on a siding obscured the fast approaching train, which struck the buggy, hurling both occupants into the ditch. Mrs. Atcheson was dead when picked up, but the daughter was only slightly injured. The husband of deceased had gone on the harvest excursion to Manitoba. An inquest has been held and an inquiry made as to why a guard has never been placed at the crossing, which is considered a dangerous spot.

 

FREEMAN (St. Thomas) Sept 14 - William Charles King was arrested yesterday afternoon by Detective John Murray, of the Provincial Force, charged with the murder of James William Freeman, the-15-year-old-adopted son of D.B. Freeman, who lives on Hogg street, in the township of Aldboro. King is Freeman’s hired man.

After examination of the shot wounds, it was considered that it would be impossible for them to be self-inflected. A visit was then made to the Freeman home, and King put through all his alleged movements after hearing the shot from the day of the tragedy.

After talking the matter over with detective Murray, the suspected man broke down and acknowledged that he had shot young Freeman because he was jealous of him. In telling his story,  King said he crept upstairs in the drive house took aim at Freeman’s eyes and shot. He then called Mr. and Mrs. Freeman that “Willy has shot himself”.

 

DALTON - There passed away in Caledonia on Thursday last, after a long illness, one of our most respected citizens, who for the past 65 years has lived in Haldimand County. William Dalton was born in Pennsylvania in 1835, and moved with his parents to Oneida township, Haldimand County in 1837, where he remained until the year 1884, when he moved with his family to Caledonia, and was in the employ of Scott Bros, Millers, until he had to give up work on account of ill health. He was married in 1864 to Bridget Broderick, of Seneca township and leaves behind him a loving wife and six children, two sons and four daughters. The eldest being James J. Dalton, of West Bay City. The others are; John, of Cleveland, and Misses Maggie, Nellie, Katie, and Ceila. The funeral was held on Saturday last, the body first being taken to St. Patrick’s church, where service was held by Rev. Father Gehl, and afterward laid to rest in the Roman Catholic cemetery. All of his family were home for the funeral.

 

STODDART - Wilson Stoddart, a life-long resident of Simcoe County, died at his home in Bradford, aged 82.

 

EVANS - Samuel Evans, a retired merchant of Ottawa. Deceased was born in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1824.


LAWRENCE - The Marine City disaster last November is recalled by the finding of the body of Frank Lawrence of Goderich.

 

ROBERTS - John Roberts, employed by the Machine Rapids Hydraulic company, was found drowned in the canal. He leaves a widow in Toronto.

 

GLOSTER - There passed away on Sunday one of Toronto’s oldest residents in the person of Thomas Gloster, who had reached the remarkable age of 94 years.

 

ROYCE - A highly esteemed resident of York Township, Allan Royce, died at his home on Davenport Road, a little east of Toronto Junction in his 67th year, on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock, a victim of Pernicious anaemia.

 

THOMPSON - Joseph Thompson, a market square merchant, was notified yesterday of the death of his father, Joseph Thompson, of Creemore, Ont. A telephone message from Creemore this morning explains that Mr. Thompson, who is a farmer living a little over a mile from Creemore village, was returning from the village to his home early on Saturday night with a load of empty apple barrels. For some reason his horses took fright and ran away, the wagon upsetting and Mr. Thompson being thrown with great force to the ground.

He was at once taken to a nearby house, and Dr. R.J. Niddrie called, but all the medical man’s efforts proved of no avail, and the sufferer died early Sunday morning. The fallen had broken several ribs and forced them into his lung. The deceased was 63 years old and well-known in his neighborhood. He leaves a large family of grown children and a widow. His son from Hamilton has gone to Creemore.

 

JENKINS - Lovina Jenkins, (nee) Goheen, wife of the late William Jenkins, of Hamilton, died in Wheeling W.V. on Friday Sept. 5, and will be buried in Hamilton later on.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1902

 

McINTYRE - Angus McIntyre, a sailor on the Canadian Steamer United Empire, was drowned at the Grand Trunk elevator dock, Port Huron, late yesterday afternoon.

 

WILSON - Bessie, the-one and a half year daughter of Horace Wilson of Arnprior was drowned this morning by falling into a tub of water while playing in the yard.

 

HADDEN, TRAWIN (Port Hope) Sept. 15 - Miss Annie Hadden, daughter of Capt. James Hadden, and Miss Annie Trawin, daughter of Henry Trawin, of this town lost their lives while boating outside the harbour tonight. There were four young ladies in the boat at the time of the accident, the Misses Hadden, Miss Flo Embleton, and Miss Trawin. The young ladies were apparently trying to make a landing at the steps on the east side of the east pier when the accident happened. All were supposed to have been standing upright in the boat holding on to the edge of the pier when the boat shoved out, precipitating all four into the water. John Fox, a young man who was close by, managed to rescue two of them, but before he could get the remaining two out of the water they were beyond medical aid.


PARENT (Windsor) Sept. 15 - Following his life-long custom, Camille Parent, aged 72 years, a well-known resident of Sandwich East, knelt to offer his usual devotions with his family this morning. Around him in similar postures of supplication were his children and his grand children. While he was speaking his head fell forward and when his family went to his assistance he was dead.

Mr.Parent was born in Essex County, and was a well-to-do farmer, always noted for his extremely religious life. He is survived by a widow and several children. Death was due to heart failure.

 

ARMSTRONG - Ex-Constable John Armstrong, of Toronto, expired yesterday after an illness of a years duration. About twelve months ago, Armstrong was seized with typhoid fever which aggravated a natural weakness of the heart, and eventually produced fatal results.

 

GILLMOR - News was received in Toronto yesterday of the death, by consumption, of Gowan Gillmor in Mexico, to which country he went about a year ago. He had been for several years on the staff of the Bank of Hamilton’s Toronto Branch, and obtained leave of absence on account of ill health.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1902

 

RUNCHY - James Runchy, a Stratford fireman, died yesterday of consumption after a year’s illness.

 

NINHAM - The grand jury at London, Ont., brought in a true bill for manslaughter against John McArthur, charged with having caused the death of Augustus Ninham, the Oneida Indian.

 

 

BUSBY - Mrs. Hanna Busby, of Toronto, who burned herself so seriously by falling down while holding a lamp on Monday morning, died yesterday afternoon.

 

HONSBURGER (Beamsville) - The funeral of Mrs. Honsburger took place last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E Terryberry. A large number of friends gathered at the house, and from there they went to the Baptist church where a short service, thence to Mount Osborne cemetery. Mrs. Honsburger , who was quite an old lady had been in very good healh until a few weeks ago when a small building fell on her causing fatal injuries.

 

UNITT (Toronto) Sept. 16 - Frederick W. Unitt, who was well-known in Toronto business and fraternal circles, and also in connection with the Industrial Exhibition, died at noon yesterday at his home, 63 Grange avenue. He had been ill about a week having been stricken with paralysis while attending to his duties as superintendent of the main building at the Exhibition. He was 57 years of age, and leaves a widow, but no children.

Mr. Unitt, for many years, conducted a hardware store on Queen street west, and took an active interest in municipal affairs. He represented St. Stephen’s ward in the City Council in 1878, being its first alderman, and was re-elected he following year. He was past Grand Master of the United Workman, and a past master of Rehoboan lodge, A.F. and A.M.


MISENER (St. Catharines) Sept. 16 - Grover Misener, a fifteen year old boy, was instantly killed at his home near Fonthill, by being shot in the head by his elder brother, Asa Misener, who had been out shooting during the morning. On returning home, he was carrying a gun fully cocked under his arm, when his young brother ran out to meet him and while shifting the gun it went off, blowing almost the entire of the young boy’s head off.

 

WRIGHT (Sarnia) Sept. 16 - A particularly distressing runaway accident happened on Russell street this afternoon, resulting in the death of Andrew Wright, the 8-year-old-son of G.T.R. engineer Marshall Wright of Russell street, and the injuring of Berton Logan, aged 12. Logan was hauling a load of brick, and on the way took the little boy on the seat with him to point out a house. At Russell street, some bricks fell on the horses’ feet from the wagon, and started a runaway, and the boy was thrown out and fell under the wheels. He was taken to his home, where it was found his chest was crushed in and he died at 6 p.m. The driver suffered a broken arm but was not otherwise hurt.

 

FREEMAN (St. Thomas) Sept. 18 - The inquest into the cause of the death of Willie Freeman was resumed today at the town hall, Rodney. A number of new witnesses were examined and some previous were recalled. The coroner’s jury after a brief deliberation, arrived at the verdict of murder, stating that Willie Freeman came to his death by a gun shot wound infliction by a weapon in the hands of Wm. Chas. King, the prisoner under arrest.

Provincial detective Murray brought the prisoner King back to St. Thomas this evening, and at once took him before Police Magistrate Glenn, who remanded him for eight days for preliminary hearing.

 

Thursday, Sept. 18, 1902

 

CROSS - The C.P.R. Express which left Toronto for Montreal last night ran through an open switch at Maberley station, near Perth, at 4 o’clock this morning. W. Cross, of Havelock, fireman, was killed; Alex Rose, Engineer, seriously injured, and S. Peters, a fireman who was riding on the engineer on his way to the Western division, received painful injuries. The passengers got a severe shock, though none of them received anything beyond minor injuries. The engine toppled over on its side in the ditch, and it is supposed that the fireman, who lost his life, was crushed beneath it. Four baggage and express cars were badly smashed, the messengers having a miraculous escape. A large consignment of fruit was hurled in every direction and will be almost a total loss. None of the passengers coaches left the track. An investigation will be held.

 

NINHAM (London, Ont.) Sept. 18 - The trial of John MacArthur on the charge of manslaughter began at the Middlesex assize court this morning. The prisoner, who is a young farmer, is alleged to have assaulted Gus Ninham, an Oneida Indian, near Springbank, in July last, causing his instant death. The deceased was found to have had a badly diseased heart, which fact led the grand jury to reduce the count for murder to manslaughter. The chief witness against MacArthur, is John Charles,  an Indian, who was with Ninham at the time of the assault. This morning Charles positively identified MacArthur as the man he saw strike and kick Ninham. Although the hour was midnight, it was bright moonlight.


CURRAN (Toronto, Ont.) Sept. 18 - Alfred Currran, aged 36, a sign writer, was found dead this morning in his office at 122 Richmond street east. He left his home on Sussex avenue this morning at the usual hour in good health, and was found lying dead on the floor by a visitor, who called at the office at 9:30. Curran was subject to fits and it is supposed that he died from one.

 

MOREY (Brockville) Sept. 17 - Alexander Morey, a stone mason, and for many years a resident of Brockville, alarmed his wife by his heavy breathing at an early hour this morning. She called to him, but got no response, and the next moment he passed away. The deceased was in good health on retiring. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause of death. He was 67 years of age, and leaves a widow and two sons.

 

McPHEE (Dutton, Ont.) Sept 17 - Daniel McPhee was assisting in the excavation work at Tyrconnell Bridge preparatory to placing concrete abutments under the structure, was killed at noon today while working in the trench. The earth caved in and killed him instantly. A widow and seven children survive him.

 

HALL (Detroit) Sept 17 - Word has been received here at Eldred, N.Y. of the wife of Rev. E. F. Hall. Mrs. Hall was Miss McKinley, a well-known public school teacher of this city. Her body will be taken to St. Catharines, Ontario, her old home, on Thursday.

 

RASON - Mrs. Elizabeth Rason, relict of John Rason, died on Sept. 17, at the residence of her son, C.P. Rason, 305 Main street east. The deceased, had she lived, would have been 90 years old on Tuesday next. She had lived here 22 years, coming from St. Catharines, for a woman of her age she enjoyed remarkably good health, she having been serious ill only since Sunday. She was an estimable lady and many besides relatives will mourn her death. She leaves one daughter, Mrs.W.H. Tallman of this city, and four sons, C.P. of this city, and John, Thomas H. and Charles of Detroit.

In this city, on Sept. 17th, 1902, Elizabeth Rason, relict of the late John Rason, aged 90 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, C.P. Rason, 306 Main street east, on Friday at 3 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

CAMERON - A fatal accident occurred at the Grand Trunk Railway company’s Stuart street yards between midnight and one o’clock this morning, when John Cameron, of Sarnia Tunnel, a freight conductor in the employ of the company, was killed. How he met his death no person knows, but it is supposed that he was struck by the fast express, which leaves here at 12:30. About 10 minutes after the express pulled out, Cameron was found lying at the side of the track in a dying condition. He was removed with all haste to the City hospital where his injuries were attended to but he died soon after being admitted to the institution.

The deceased was one of the oldest and best-liked freight conductors in the road. He had many friends in railway circles in and about Hamilton, who will deeply mourn his sad end. He was 55 years of age, and leaves a widow and a grown up family. The remains will be forwarded by J.H. Robinson & company to Sarnia for burial.

Coroner McNichol opened an inquest at the city hospital at 11 o’clock this morning. After the jurymen had viewed the remains, an adjournment until next Tuesday evening was made.

 

DODSON - Entered into rest at Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 17, Alex H. youngest son of Mr. Joseph Dodson, in the 14th year of his age. Funeral Friday morning, on the arrival of the T.H.& B. train leaving Buffalo at 8 a.m.


Friday, Sept. 19, 1902

 

NINHAM (London, Ont.) Sept 19 - The charge of manslaughter preferred against John McArthur arising out of a midnight assault on a drunken Indian, Gus Ninham, who died instantly was taken from the jury by Justice Lount this morning. The medical evidence for the crown failed to establish the cause of Ninham’s death. Doctors Waugh and New said the deceased’s heart was in such a condition they could not say whether the blow received, the attempt to strike a blow or excessive drinking had induced death.

Judge Lount said that if the doctors could not give the cause of death, the jury should not be asked.

McArthur was given a severe lecture and then discharged. This closed the assizes.

 

RASON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Rason took place this afternoon from the residence of her son, C.P. Rason, 305 Main street east, and was largely attended. The officiating clergymen were Rev. J.H. Hazelwood and Rev. C.L. Bowlby.

 

BEZLEY - George P. Bezley, of Toronto died yesterday morning. He was in his 99th year. For many years he carried on a butcher business.

 

OGILVIE - Margaret Ogilvie, mother of Wm. Ogilvie, ex-commissioner of the Yukon Territory and aunt of Mrs. Sifton, died on Tuesday, at her residence in Gloucester township, in the 92nd year of her age.

 

YORK - Maggie York, of Dufferin Bridge aged 19, committed suicide at Burk’s Falls by taking carbolic acid.

 

McARTHUR (Freelton) - One of the oldest residents of this community passed away on Sunday afternoon in the person of Mrs. McArthur, mother of Mrs. Henry Quillman. The deceased came here when the country was new and had the honor of a long life in this world. At the time of her death she was 97 years of age. She was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral took place to Morriston cemetery on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. A.J. Snyder, of Freelton.

 

PULLMAN (Mitchell, Ont.) Sept. 18 - Wm. Pullman, an aged farmer near this place, went to his brother’s some distance away, to help at a threshing as one of the stack hands. In the midst of his work, he stopped for a moment to rest, leaning upon his fork-handle. All at once he was seen to fall forward, and when picked up soon after, was quite dead. Deceased was 70 years of age.

 

STUART - At No. 56 Tom street, on Thursday, Sept. 18th, 1902, Kenneth Grant, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Stuart, aged 10 months. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

TONER - At her late residence, No. 323 Wentworth street north, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1902, Minnie Nelligan, beloved wife of John Toner, aged 26 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 2:30, thence to St. Patrick’s church. Friends will please accept this intimation.


Saturday, Sept. 20, 1902

 

YORK (Burks Falls, Ont.) Sept 19 - Maggie York, aged 19, of Dufferin Bridge, committed suicide by swallowing a large dose of carbolic acid. She came to this district last spring from near Aurora, and was employed as a domestic at the house of A.L. Granger. Unrequited love is given as the cause of the act.

 

GILLESPIE - There died the other day in the general hospital in Toronto, John Bell Gillespie, who in his day had no superior and few equals as a driver of trotting horse in Canada. Gillespie was 73 years of age. A cold contracted at the Toronto Exhibition baffled medical skill and caused his death. He was known from one end of Canada to the other, as well as on the principal tracks in the United States. He drove his last race at Hamilton three years ago, when he successfully piloted Genava to victory in a match race with “Tryson”.

 

ROWE (London, Ont.) Sept 19 - Alonzo Rowe, the Brandon farmer, who committed suicide by poisoning after fatally shooting a lady and wounding her fiancee is a well-known former resident of this city. For years he was employed as foreman for Thomas Green a contractor, and in this capacity he superintended the rebuilding of Carling’s Brewery after the fire. He bore a good character, and was well liked by his friends but he had the reputation of being a most passionate man. Mr. Rowe and his family removed to the North West at the time of the building of the C.P.R., and settled near Brandon.

 

HAGER - At Palermo, Sept 19, 1902, Walter Lloyd, youngest son of Lawrence Hager, aged 2 years and 6 months. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

TONER - At her late residence No. 323 Wentworth street north, on Thursday, Sept 18, 1902, Minnie Nelligan, beloved wife of John Toner, aged 26 years. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 2:30, thence to St. Patrick’s church. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, Sept 22, 1902

 

DAVIS - Archibald Davis, an old resident, died last evening at his residence, 196 Main street east, having been seriously ill only a short time. He was 81 years of age, and lived here for about forty years. The deceased was born in Toronto on October 31, 1821, and at the time of the William Lyon McKenzie affair in 1837, he was an apprentice to the printing business in Mr. McKenzie’s office in Toronto, and was even as a boy an ardent supporter of the principals advocated by the Reformer. He followed the occupation of a press man, principally in Toronto, until 1865 when he came to Hamilton to take charge of the job printing presses of the Times Printing company. The family has resided here ever since, and Mr. Davis continued in the printing business until November 1869, when his first illness came on. Since that time, he had had occasional sickness but enjoyed fair health for a man of his age, until one week ago. He was able to be up as late as Saturday morning, but since that time he gradually sank, and passed away at 10:30 last night.

Deceased was married in Toronto in July 1844, and his widow, four daughters, and four sons survive.


The late Mr. Davis was one of the charter members of Hamilton Typographical Union, was a life-long Liberal and an attendant of Wesley church. He was kind and cheerful in this position and devoted to his family.

The funeral will take place tomorrow, (Thursday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock.)

 

PHILIPS (Toronto) Sept. 22 - With both legs broken and head badly crushed, the dead body of a laborer named Harry Philips, aged 26, was found lying on G.T.R. tracks west of Markham Road bridge on Saturday morning. Philips left Oburn on Friday evening on his bicycle with the purpose of having a tooth pulled. It is supposed that he turned in under the bridge and road eastward on the tracks when on his way home, and that the G.T.R. express, leaving Toronto at 9 p.m. ran over him. A coroner is investigating.

 

McLEAN - Archie McLean, a steamboat hand, slipped from a boat into the water at Rat Portage and was drowned before help could be secured.

 

GAY - Bellville’s oldest inhabitant died on Saturday, in the person of Mrs. Mary Gay, who, had she lived a few months longer, would have been 100 years old.

 

STACEY (Cornwall) Sept. 21 - Miss Lillian Stacey, the young girl who had the scalp torn off her head by being caught in the machinery of the card room of the Canadian Coloured Cotton Mills about 5 weeks ago, died at the Cornwall general hospital at 10:00 o’clock on Saturday. A sad feature of the case was that Miss Stacey had undergone several operations of skin grafting, skin being taken from her thigh and arms and grafted on the head. On Saturday she underwent another operation for the same purpose, and while under the influence of anaesthetic died. Last week a charity concert was given in the opera house to start a fund for the young girl and about $300 was realized. Up till Saturday Miss Stacey’s condition was satisfactory to the physicians, but her nerves were run down and her system was unable to stand the strain any longer.

 

DAVIS - On Sunday, Sept. 21st , at his residence, No. 196 Main street east, Archibald Davis, aged 81 years. Funeral from the above address on Tuesday, 23rd inst., at 4:00 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1902

 

McGREGOR - Anna B. McGregor, relic of the late Duncan McKenzie, of Carlton Place, died in Brockville yesterday at the age of 94 years.

 

SINGER - Samuel Singer, a former Toronto man, died yesterday morning in the Sisters of Charity hospital in Buffalo. He was 38 years old.

 

McLAREN - Alex McLaren, for ten years a clerk in the department of crown lands, died yesterday near Grange Postoffice, in Peel County. He was well up in years.

 

O’BRIEN (Alliston, Ont.) Sept. 22 - John O’Brien, a resident of Alliston for 27 years, was accidentally killed this evening by falling from his wagon when returning from Tioga. The accident happened just south of Everett.


ROGERS (Lindsay, Ont.) Sept. 22 - The old adage “misfortunes never come singly” was verified by another accident at the G.T.R. yards here this afternoon, by which Section man William Rogers lost his life. Rogers was between two cars examining a leak through which grain was escaping, these cars having been in the wreck of Sunday. About this time the shunting engine switched back a car, which came with force against the cars being examined by Rogers crushing his head between the bumpers and killing him almost instantly. It is claimed that Rogers was in a position where his duties as section man did not call him. Mr. Rogers leaves a widow and two children. Much sympathy is felt for them, as well as for his aged father, John Rogers, a respected citizen, this being the second son killed at the Grand Trunk Yards here within a few years.

 

DAVIS - On Sunday Sept. 21st at his residence, No. 196 Main street east, Archibald Davis, aged 81 years. Funeral from the above address on Tuesday 23rd inst. a 4:00 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

WOODCROFT - At Bartlett Springs, California, on Sunday, 21st Robert Walter Woodcroft, son of the late Levi Woodcroft, formerly of Hamilton, aged 37 years. Internment at Detroit on Sunday Sept. 28th.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 24. 1902

 

RAND - J.H. Coon, 165 East Avenue north, returned this morning from N.J. bringing with him the remains of Miss Nellie Rand, sister of Mrs. Coon. While nursing a typhoid patient, she contracted the disease which in spite of all that medical science could do terminated fatally yesterday. The funeral will take place Friday from Mr. Coon’s residence and will be private.

 

BRENNAN (Fall River) Sept. 24 - The body of an unknown man, with a bullet hole in his head has been found on a raft made of two pieces of board fastened together with clouts on the west side of Stafford pond two miles from this city. A heavy revolver was clenched in the right hand. The body was that of a man 25 or 30 years of age, 150 pounds, six feet 5 inches high, brown hair, with a springling of grey teeth badly decayed. The body was well dressed. Several English and Canadian coins were found in the clothing, a gold ring set with four diamonds, three loaded cartridges and a pair of bone cuff links. The money was in a chamois skin purse, with a brass plate bearing the name of “G or Y Brennan”.

 

BAWIF (Brockville) Sept. 23 - Yesterday, Thomas Kilborn, an Elizabeth Town farmer, and an employee named Patrick Bawif, aged 57 years, were drawing stones on a low truck A sudden jar misplaced the seat throwing Bawif against the wheel, causing an injury to the spine, from the effects of which he died this morning. The deceased came from Lombardy, to which place the body was removed for internment. Bawif is survived by a large family.

 

BURNS - Mrs. N.M. Burns, wife of Rev. W. Burns, a superannuated Methodist minister, died in Toronto yesterday.

 

WEST - The death took place at his home, East of Woodstock, of Samuel West, a well-known resident of Oxford for many years past. He had reached the age of 82 years.


MAHAFFEY (Freelton) September 24 - One of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Freelton passed away in the person of Mr. Mahaffey on Saturday morning Sept. 20th, at a ripe old age. Mr. Mahaffey formerly resided on the 9th concession of Beverly, but of late years he had been a citizen of Freelton. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and was looked upon as a upright and consistent Christian. For some time he had been in failing health, and death was not unexpected. He had two sons in business in Chicago, and they had spent a few weeks with him prior to his death. One daughter lives at Hagersville, and another in Hamilton. His widow and family have the deepest sympathy of the community. The funeral was largely attended on Monday Sept. 22, when his pastor, Rev. F. J. McLaren, conducted the most touching service.

 

FALCONER (Belleville) Sept. 23 - The remains of the late William Falconer, who was killed in a railroad accident on the Midland railway, were given a military funeral in this city this afternoon. The dead man was a member of the third contingent, and took part in the battle of Hart’s river.

 

KEYES (Galt) Sept.23 - John E. Keyes telegraphs from Sault Ste. Marie Michigan that his brothers (W.H. Keyes) body would reach Galt on Wednesday or Thursday, and that he had been shot. A letter received from Sault Ste. Marie, addressed to J.E. Keyes said “your brother was shot at Eckerman, Mich. Three hundred dollars was on his person when found”. A second message said “W.H. Keyes was murdered at Eckerman, a short distance from Sault Ste. Marie, his murderer has been arrested, and came up yesterday for his preliminary hearing. The people are enraged at his crime, and it was with difficulty that the police could place him safely in jail. There was an excited mob and it looked as if he would be lynched. John E. Keyes and George Keyes, of Galt, brothers of the deceased, are looking after the latter’s affairs, and will leave with the remains for home”. The late W.H. Keyes was a prominent and prosperous man. He was possessed of great personal strength and was probably shot down without warning.

 

RAND - At Memorial hospital, Orange, N.J., on Sept. 23, 1902, Nellie G. Rand, second daughter of Charles Rand, Scotland, Ont. Funeral Friday at 2. P.M. at the residence of her sister, Mrs. J.H. Coom, 165 East avenue north. Private.

 

Thursday, Sept. 25, 1902

 

SCOTT - The following is from the Los Angeles Record: John A. Scott, or Old John, the Shoemaker, as they called him could tell many stories, but there was one he always told before he went home for the night.

It was a simple little tale, something about his golden haired little Nellie, holding a lightened match to a glass of whisky which he had poured out for himself and asking him as she stood, startled at the flame that sprang from the glass, if that was what the preacher meant when he spoke of whisky being the invention of the devil. It was the story of Old John’s reformation, and he usually closed it with; “do you wonder that I loved the youngster better than the others, though I loved them all.”

 His shoe shop was at 10306 east ninth street. He never spoke of the subject again, but several days ago he told Slater that his health was gone. Yesterday he told them his cough had reached the last stage.

“I have had a hemorrhage” he said. A pail half full of blood showed that the old man had had another hemorrhage.He had placed a pistol in his mouth and the bullet plowed up through his brain.

The Spectator has received the information from Los Angeles that Scott came from Dundas.


FRANKS (Chippewa, Ont.) Sept. 25 - Mrs. Franks, a widow about 50 years old, who lived alone, was found dead in her house this morning.

Blood spattered against the walls and a bad wound on her head showed that she had been murdered. The crime evidently had been committed some time during last night.

 

WISHART - Kenneth Maclean Wishart, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of West Flamboro, died this morning, having been seriously ill since a week ago last Monday.

The deceased was born in Little York (now Toronto), on October 13, 1820, and had lived in Flamboro many years.

 

COWAN - W.P. Cowan died at his residence Stony Creek, last evening. The deceased was a retired farmer. He was 68 years of age, and had lived in the township for 46 years, being highly esteemed by a large number of friends. He leaves a widow and one daughter. He was a member of Stony Creek tent, K.O.T.M. which will have charge of the funeral.

 

DIXON, BARDON (Thorold, Ont.) Sept 25 - George Dixon, of Port Robinson, and William Bardon, of Stafford, both lock-tenders on lock 25, of the new Welland Canal here, were drowned in their lock about 12 o’clock last night. It is supposed that Dixon accidentally fell in and that Bardon attempted to rescue him with the result that both were drowned. Both men leave large families.

 

RENLIE - The remains of the man found near Stanley, Ont., have been identified as those of Donald Renlie, a carpenter, well-known in the district.

 

CLARKE - Rev. W.F. Clark, a retired Congregational minister died suddenly at Guelph this morning. He was a well-known writer on Agriculture and Breeding.

 

WALKER - A dispatch from Houston, Texas, announces the death of Fred H. Walker, aged 48, a native of Toronto.

 

MORRIS - James Morris, an old resident of Bowmanville, dropped dead just outside his boarding house last evening.

 

HOUSE - A brick molder named Robert House was found dead in one of the rear sitting rooms of the Commercial hotel at Stratford.

 

GRANT - Charles Grant, one of the oldest pioneers of Western Ontario, died at St. Thomas yesterday morning, aged 92 years. He served in the Mackenzie Rebellion under Col. Ermatinger

 

CAVERS (St. Catharines) Sept. 25 - Capt. Cavers died in Buffalo yesterday.

William Cavers was born in Merritton, 55 years ago, and was for a time on the police force in this city. He entered the employ of the Northern Transportation company and acted as mate on several of their steamers. (The old white tops).

Afterwards he worked for the late Sylvester Neelon, and for some time was mate of the propeller Dominion. He commanded the Persia to the late Capt. Norris, and left her to go into the employ of Mackay Bros., of Hamilton, for whom he commanded the Celtic and other steamers. Subsequently he took charge of the Sir Leonard Tilley.


About ten years ago, Capt. Cavers sold his home on Catharine street and removed with his wife and family to Buffalo, where he took charge of the C.P.R. whaleback Pillsbury, sailing her for two seasons between Gladstone Mich., and Buffalo.

So highly was the deceased esteemed by his employers that, being reluctant to change him from the Eddy to the City of Bangor, they gave him the privilege of naming the new steamer.

For the past two years, Capt. Cavers was not in the best of health and spent last winter in Cuba, and the winter previous at the Welland here. On Aug. 27th last, he was carried from his steamer to a Detroit hospital, and later was removed to Buffalo, where he finally succumbed to a complication of diseases.

 

GEAR (Kingston, Ont.) Sept. 24 - A sad fatality occurred near Flinton, when Henry Gear lost his life. In attempting to lift his gun from his return from a hunting trip, the weapon was accidentally discharged, the charge of shot entering the unfortunate’s man side causing almost instant death.

 

HOGAN - At No. 511 Wilson street, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1902, Josephine A., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hogan, aged 7 months. Funeral took place this afternoon. (Private)

 

WISHART - At West Flamboro, Thursday morning, Sept. 25, Kenneth Maclean Wishart, in his 82nd year. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock from his late residence to Christ church West Flamboro. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

COWAN - At Stony Creek, on Wednesday Sept. 24th, 1902, Wm. P. Cowan, aged 66 years. Funeral at his late residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. Service will be held in Stony Creek Methodist church. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.

 

Friday, Sept. 26, 1902

 

RAND - The funeral of the late Miss Rand, who died in Orange, N.J., took place this afternoon from the residence of her sister, Mrs. J.H. Coon, 165 East avenue north. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. W.F. Wilson, and Rev. John Young.

 

SCOTT - John A. Scott, who committed suicide at Los Angeles, worked as a shoemaker in Dundas for a number of years. He left there for the west fifteen years ago, and since then he had visited Dundas only once, about seven years ago. It is denied that he left home because of family trouble. Mrs. Scott and several members of the family still live in Dundas.

Wm. Scott has telegraphed to Los Angeles to make sure of the identification.

 

FRANKS (Niagara Falls, Ont.) Sept. 25 - Great excitement prevails in the village of Chippawa over a horrible tragedy which occurred there last evening, and of which Mrs. Jessie Franks was discovered this morning about 9:30 o’clock lying on the floor of her residence with her brains almost battered out. Mrs. Franks lived in a large house on the Market Square, her only companion being a Miss Thomas of Milwaukee, who sleeps at her house, but the greater portion of the day at the home of Mrs. Thomas Macklem. Miss Thomas has been spending the summer at Chippawa. When found, Mrs. Franks was lying in a pool of blood in her bedroom, while another pool of blood was found in the adjoining room the parlour, where the struggle had evidently took place.


 Constable Lymburner was notified and he in turn summoned Coroner McGarry, of Niagara Falls South, and Detective Mains, Niagara, of the Ontario Police, arrived at the scene of the murder about noon. Entrance was gained through the rear door, which had been kicked open, as muddy foot marks plainly showed.

The supposition is that Mrs. Franks was eating her evening meal, as the remains of the supper were on the kitchen table. In Miss Thomas bedroom was found an axe which had evidently been used to force the trunk, as there was no bloodstains either upon the handle or blade. The trunk was thoroughly ransacked. The murdered woman had resided in Chippawa a number of years. Her husband, with whom she had not been living for a number of years, died in Troy, N.Y., three years ago. A son, William, survives but his whereabouts is not known.

A thorough hunt for the instrument with which the deed was committed was made this afternoon, but it could not be found. It is believed that the murderer made away with it by throwing it into the Chippawa Creek which flows a few yards away.

 

HARKIN - Neil Harkin died at his home at New Lowell last night. He was for many years president of the West Simcoe Reform Association, and was prominent in the politics of the county.

 

COWAN - At Stony Creek, on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 1902, Wm. P. Cowan, aged 66 years. Funeral from his late residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. Service will be held in Stony Creek Methodist church. Interment at Stony Creek cemetery. Friends acquaintances please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.

 

TATE - At his parents’ residence 264 John street north, on Thursday Sept. 25, 1902, Herbert David Tate, aged 15 years and 2 months. Funeral from above address on Saturday afternoon. (Private)

 

Saturday, Sept, 27, 1902

 

MIDDLETON (Burks Falls, Ont.) Sept 26 - While hunting in the township of Laurier, some six miles north of this village, Wellington Middleton accidentally shot and killed his brother, George. The two had separated in their quest for game, and Wellington, noticing a movement in the bush, fired his gun in that direction, with fatal results. The coroner decided that an inquest was not necessary.

 

ANDERSON (St. Thomas Times) - David Anderson died this morning at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Anderson, No. 31 Woodworth avenue, from the effects of pneumonia, from which he had been a sufferer only a few days. Deceased, who was 26 years of age, came here from Hamilton a year ago, and had been employed as a molder in the Car Wheel Works. He was a son of the late Walter Anderson, of the Grand Trunk, at Hamilton. Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, Walter, of London. Mr. Anderson was a nephew of Mrs. John Charlton, Inkerman street. The funeral takes place on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

 


RUSSELL (Elmwood, Ont.) Sept. 26 - James Russell, of this village, committed suicide by hanging himself in a apple tree near his own house at 5:15 this morning. Russell got up and five o’clock and asked his wife where the key of the door was, stating that he wanted to go out in the fresh air. After unlocking the door he went out, and this was the last seen of him alive. About half an hour afterwards, Mrs. Russell went out to gather up the fallen apples, which she usually does every morning, and was horrified to see her husband with a piece of clothesline about his neck hanging from the tree. The limb from which he was hanging was only about five and a half feet from the ground and when found, his feet were resting on his knees and his knees almost touching the ground.

Deceased was fireman in Goodfellow & Howson’s where he worked until about two weeks ago, when the mill closed down. He was of a very quiet disposition. A widow, daughter and three sons survive him. Coroner Taylor, of Hanover, was notified but decided an inquest was unnecessary. No reason can be given for the rash act.

 

BRYANT - At No 143 Victoria avenue north, on Friday, Sept 26, 1902, Mary Jane, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Bryant, aged 23 years. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton  cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, Sept 29, 1902

 

ESSEX - Mrs. John Essex, widow of John Essex, died at St. Joseph’s hospital on Saturday night. She was the mother of Peter Carse, of Howell Lithographing company., and was an estimable lady.

At midnight, Saturday, Sept. 27, 1902, Ann Maria Essex, in her 67th year. Funeral took place this afternoon from the residence of her son, Peter D. Carse. (Private)

 

EDGAR, GOURLAY (Paris, Ont.) Sept. 29 - A terrible accident occurred here at 12:30 today. As a result, the remains of Mrs. Edgar, wife of J.Allen Edgar, a prosperous young farmer, residing two miles north west of Paris, and Miss Agnes Gourlay, a distant relative, are lying at a local undertakers establishment awaiting a post-mortem which has been called for tomorrow. Mrs. Edgar, accompanied by Miss Gourlay, the young lady of 25 years of age, who acted as a maid at the Edgar homestead, and Wallace Edgar, a thirteen year old son, attended the Presbyterian church this morning as was their custom. They drove in a buggy, to which was attached a horse which was afraid of trains. On returning to their home after the service, they were forced to cross the Buffalo and Goderich railway tracks. As they approached, a freight train passed. They paused, and attempted to cross the track, when the train was cleared, but failed to notice another freight, which was closely following the first at full speed. The horse balked, and could not be moved from the position it had taken, directly on the rails. As a result, the buggy was struck.

The horse was instantly killed and the buggy and occupants were thrown high into the air. Mrs. Edgar was struck and thrown to side of the track. She sustained internal injuries a large scalp and face wounds, from which she died fifteen minutes afterwards. Miss Gourlay was hurled a distance of 150 feet along the track and expired instantly, presumably from shock, as there were no serious injuries.

Young Wallace Edgar, in falling from the buggy, alighted on the cowcatcher of the train and clung there until rescued by the fireman, who bravely made his way to the imperiled youth and snatched him just as he was about to slip from his position. The inquest will be held tomorrow morning.

 

SPENCER (Toronto) Sept. 28 - Bertram Spencer, one of Toronto’s leading and most highly respected physicians, died at his late residence, 8 Bloor street east, yesterday, under most distressing circumstances. About two years ago, some poisonous matter came in contact with a slight scratch with his finger while the doctor as performing a surgical operation. Blood poisoning ensued, and for


a time his life was despaired of. Just when he was on the fairway to recovery his daughter, and only child, died suddenly. Doctor Spencer was deeply attached to his child, and it is doubtful if he ever fully recovered from the shock caused by her death. He was obliged for a time to give up his large and growing practice. A vacation in England from which he returned a short time ago did much to restore him to his old time vigor. Less than two weeks since, he told an old medical friend that he was feeling his old self again, and intended to devote himself to his practice.

Nine days ago, Mr. Spencer, while boarding a moving a Yonge street car, tripped and fell, cutting the back of his head slightly. The wound was of such a trifling character that he thought nothing of it at the time. Shortly after returning home, however, erysipelas set in, from the effects he succumbed yesterday.

Doctor Spencer had always been a strong Conservative, and was well versed in political questions. His widow survives.

 

BRYANT - The funeral of the late Miss Mary J. Bryant, which took place this afternoon from her parents’ residence, 143 Victoria avenue north, was largely attended, the deceased having had a large circle of friends and acquaintances who sincerely mourn her death. The services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. A.W. Hackley. The pallbearers were five brothers - Albert, Vincent, George, William and James, and Frank Lukas a step-brother.

 

HENRY - Horace Henry, one of the oldest residents of Binbrook township, passed away at his home in Woodburn yesterday. He had been ill some weeks, and the end was not unexpected. Deceased was 79 years of age, and was born and raised in the vicinity of Woodburn. He is survived by a widow and grown up family. The funeral will take place at 1:00 o’clock tomorrow afternoon to Hall’s Corners cemetery.

 

GRIFFITH - The police were notified yesterday afternoon that a body supposed to be that of William Griffith, who was drowned off the yacht Hully Gee, near Newcastle, on July 27th, had been found on the beach about a mile east of Newcastle. The Griffith family was notified, and a description of the clothing on the remains was obtained.

James R. Lawry, who was one of the crew of the yacht, identified the articles as those worn by Wm. Griffith, and he, accompanied by D.H. Griffith, a brother of the deceased, went to Newcastle to arrange for the removal of the remains to Hamilton.

They arrived on the 12:30 express today, and the funeral will take place from the cemetery chapel this afternoon at 5:00 o’clock. Rev. Canon Wade will conduct the services.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1902

 

ATKINSON - Thomas Atkinson, an old and highly respected resident, died today at his residence, 22 Dundurn street. He had been ill about a year. He leaves a widow, six sons, and four daughters. A large circle of friends will deeply regret his death, and their sympathies are with the family.

On September 30, 1902, at 22 Dundurn street, Thomas Atkinson. Funeral notice later.

 


DOTY (Toronto) Sept. 30 - Death ended the career of an old and one time a prominent member of this city’s business fraternity yesterday, when John Doty breathed his last at the venerable age of 81 years. For many years, deceased was a prominent figure in Canadian manufacturing circles, finally retiring in 1890. Since then he had lived a quiet private life; for some three months past he had been suffering the ill health incident to his advanced years.

The late John Doty was born in Vermont, in 1821, where he spent his early manhood. In 1871, he settled in Oakville, where he started an engine works and carried on business there until 1875, when he moved to Toronto, and established the well-known business of John Doty & Co.

 

MCCAFFERY - Edward McCaffery, of Stratford, fell off a street car in Detroit and was fatally injured.

 

ANSON - Thomas Anson died in Woodstock yesterday aged 64. The funeral of his son was held on Sunday.

 

BEATTY - John Charles Beatty, a former well-known civil servant, died in the Protestant hospital at Ottawa last night.

 

Wednesday, October 1, 1902

 

SIMMERS (Preston) Sept 30 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Simmers took place Sunday afternoon from her late residence, Laurel street, to the Lutheran church, where a very impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. J.J. Maas.

 

SCOTT (Simcoe) - Mrs. J. Misener, of Windham, left on Monday for Inglewood, to attend the funeral of her niece, Mrs. M. Scott.

 

LANE (Brockville, Ont.) Sept. 30 - The death was announced recently from Delrosa, Cal., of Rufus Lane, a former well-known resident of Brockville, and a member of one of the oldest families in Eastern Ontario. He was the owner of a large orange grove in California, and lived on it in a cabin. Information was received here today that on the 24th inst., Lane was found in his cabin with his throat cut from ear to ear. He had not been seen for some days previous, and the general opinion here is that he met with foul play. Lane was about 58 years of age and unmarried.

 

SINCLAIR (Guelph) Sept. 30 - Malcolm Sinclair, about 60 years of age, from Erin township, fell over dead while beginning his dinner at Lee’s hotel, Rockwood, today. He was unmarried and worked for his cousin, also named Sinclair. They drove in to get some goods at the Harris mills, and had put up their team at the hotel and gone into dinner.

 

MARKS - Edward Marks died last night at his residence, 285 John street north, having been ill for about seven months. He had lived in Hamilton for a number of years and was highly respected. He leaves two sons, Charles and Fred Marks, and one daughter Mrs. J.H. Tilden.

Mr. Marks was employed in the molding shop of the Gurney - Tilden companies foundry, for a number of years.

 

Thursday, October 2, 1902

 

HENRY (Binbrook) - The funeral of the late Horace Henry, which took place on Tuesday last, was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbours, who thus manifested their respect for one of the pioneers of Binbrook. Mr. Henry was born and spent his entire life in this township.


SHIELDS - Rev. Thomas T. Shields, a retired Baptist minister, died at his son’s residence, East avenue south, yesterday. Rev. Mr. Shields was pastor of the Baptist church in Leamington, Ont., until last January, when he was compelled to retire on account of failing health. He leaves a widow, three sons, and two daughters. The sons are - J.I. Shields of Woodstock; Rev. T.T. Shields, pastor of Wentworth street Baptist church of this city, and Rev. E.E. Shields pastor of the Kincardine Baptist church. The funeral will be held on Friday.

Private service will be held at the house, 27 East avenue north, at 2:30 p.m. The service will be continued at the Wentworth street Baptist at 3:00 o’clock, when it is expected that Dr. O.C.V. Wallace of McMaster University will preach.

Died at Hamilton, October 1st, 1902, Rev. Thomas Todhunter Shields Sr., late pastor of Baptist church, Leamington, Ontario; born at Respil House, Beasley, York, England, March 6th, 1836. Funeral from 71 East avenue south, Hamilton, Friday October 3, at 2:30.

 

HUNT - A telegram from Boston to the officials of James street Baptist church yesterday announced the death of Rev. Ralph Hunt, the acting pastor of the church. Rev. Mr. Hunt went on his holidays some weeks ago and while in his home in Boston was taken down with typhoid fever. His condition from the first was most serious, though there was hope that he would pull through. The news of his death was a shock to his people in Hamilton.

This morning, an emergency meeting of the congregation was held in the church at ten o’clock, J.W. Forster, chairman of the diaconate acting as chairman. There was a large attendance and it was unanimously decided that the church should send two representatives to the funeral, which will take place in Boston at noon tomorrow. Mr. Forster and C.W. Bradfield were chosen. It was also decided to telegram Reece from the church, the ladies aid society and the Sunday school.

Rev. Mr. Hunt made many warm friends during his short residents in the city. He was a talented man and about 45 years of age. His birthplace was Nova Scotia and he was educated at Newton, and Acadia Baptist colleges.

While traveling he came to Hamilton and the call to the James street church was the result. Though he had been in Hamilton for a considerable time, he never consented to be called the Pastor of the James street church, always being as the acting pastor. His parents are dead.

At Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Wednesday afternoon Oct. 1st, 1902, Rev.Ralph M. Hunt, late pastor of the James street Baptist church, city. Services on Friday noon, at Jamaica Plain.

 

TUCKER (Ingersoll, Ont.) Oct. 1 - Despondency, produced by brooding over what he believed to be an unsuccessful year upon his farm, caused William Henry Tucker, a well known young farmer about 25 years of age, who with his widowed mother, sisters and one brother, resides at what is known as the McKay farm, south of this town, to commit suicide by hanging this morning.

 

FORBES (Grimsby) - Tuesday Sept 30th, 1902, Mrs. Wm. Forbes, wife of Wm. Forbes, postmaster. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.

 

MARKS - At his late residence, 296 John street north, on Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 1902, Edward Marks, aged 69 years. Funeral Friday at 8:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Internment at Holy Sepulcher cemetery.

 

DORSEY - On October 2, at 103 Canada street, Alma Elizabeth aged 3 months and 5 days, infant daughter of John and Thursa Dorsey. Funeral Friday, (Private)


Friday October 3, 1902

 

EMERY (Toronto) October 3 - Provincial Detective Murray has returned from Ottawa, and says that a warrant will be issued for the arrest of Patrick Larney, of Ashton on the charge of murdering his employer, James Emery, of Ashton. Larney was allowed by the local authorities to escape.

 

STEWART (Smith’s Falls, Ont.) October 3 - Robert Stewart, livestock buyer for the George Matthews company of Ottawa, lost his life on the C.P.R. track about three miles south of here last evening. He was on his way to Smith’s Falls and got off the train at Jasper, thinking it was Smith’s Falls and when he found his mistake he started to walk up the track, the intervening five miles. The express going to Brockville ran him down about half way between the two places and he was instantly killed, the body being badly mangled. Stewart was married, about 44 years of age, and lived at Brockville.

 

SHIELDS - The funeral of the late Rev. T.T. Shields the late pastor of the Baptist church, Leamington, took place this afternoon from 77 East Avenue south, and was largely attended, a large number of clergymen from outside points being present. The remains were taken to Wentworth Baptist church where an impressive service was conducted by Re. J.W. Hoyt, pastor of Victoria Baptist church, and other clergyman of the Baptist denomination.

There were many mourners at the church.

 

ATKINSON - Many relatives and friends gathered at the residence of the late Thomas Atkinson yesterday afternoon at two o’clock to pay a last tribute. After the usual service at the home, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Hamilton cemetery where the internment took place. Rev. Mr. Martin, of Erskine church, officiated at the house and grave. The large attendance showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss a widow, six sons and two daughters.

 

Friday, October 3, 1903

 

GRAHAM - A telegram was received from Winnipeg yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Thomas Graham of Canada Preserving company. He had been on a visit to his brother and sister who live outside Winnipeg and was on his way home when he was taken ill and went to the general hospital for treatment. While his illness was serious, his friends hoped for his recovery, but he became worse and passed away yesterday morning.

The deceased was about 40 years of age and had lived here six or seven years, coming from Shelbourne.

He was a member of Erskine church and assistant superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a general good fellow and a much respected citizen. His death will be very much lamented by a large circle of friends.

The deceased leaves a widow and four childrejn.

It is expected that the body will arrive from Winnipeg on Sunday. Rev. R. Martin had arranged to hold anniversary services outside the city, but he will remain at home and conduct services at Erskine church.


O’CALLAGHAN (Ingersoll, Ont.) October 3 - The crossing of the C.P.R. was the scene of a fatality at fifteen minutes to 7:00 o’clock on Thursday night. John O’Callaghan, known to nearly everyone in Ingersoll and in years gone by, one of the best known of Oxford county, was struck by the locomotive of a construction train, sustaining injuries from which he died a few minutes later.

Mr. O’Callaghan is survived by the following family - John, of Clare,Mich.; Mrs. F. Gage, Ingersoll; Mrs. W.M. Dwyer; and Mrs. F.H. Doty, London; Mrs. P. Quigley; Hamilton; Frank, James, and George, Ingersoll.

 

GOUDDY (London) October 2 - Minnie, the 17 year old daughter of John Gouddy, 188 Albert street, ended her life by taking laudanum and carbolic acid this morning at the home, on Central avenue, of a prominent citizen where she was employed as a domestic. The girl left letters to her mother, her mistress, and Richard Howard, a young man with whom she kept company. These indicate the cause of the act to have been jealousy, Howard it seems, having paid some intention to another girl.

A suicide pathetically pleaded in her letter to him that he would kiss her on the lips and stated that “the laudanum I purchased the other day was not for tooth ache but heartache”. An inquest was not deemed necessary.

 

CARD (Woodbridge, Ont.) October 2 - One of the saddest accidents which have occurred here for many years happened at the home of Alexander Card, Eighth avenue, last evening, about 6:30. Miss Amy Card, his youngest daughter, had lit the lantern and was going outside when she tripped on something and the lantern exploded, setting fire to her clothing. She ran outside and her sister Aggie followed her to try to put out the flames and in doing so she also caught fire. The flames had secured such a start on Amy’s clothing that it was impossible to extinguish them and she was literally burned to a crisp.

Aggie was seriously burnt about the legs and she will recover, but there are no hopes for Amy.

 

WALLACE (Woodbridge) October 2 - Mrs. Hannah Wallace, widow of the late Robert Wallace, former postmaster of this place, and brother of the late Hon. N. Clarke Wallace, died here last evening, after a year’s illness. Deceased was highly respected. She was a lifelong member of Christ Church here. She leaves a family of two daughters and one son, namely; Miss Viola, and Eva Wallace, and Master Robert Wallace. The funeral will take place on Saturday to Christ Church cemetery.

 

WEBSTER (Preston) October 2 - Archibald Webster, one of Preston’s most highly respected citizens, passed away yesterday morning after a lengthy illness, aged 63. Deceased served two terms on the town council, and was a member of the trustee and quarterly boards of the Methodist church. He was also an enthusiastic Mason, and a member of Preston Lodge 297, for over a quarter of a century, during which time he filled the post of W.M. for eight years.

 

ALEXANDER (Toronto) October 2 - James Alexander died at his home, 175 Brunswick avenue, at 10:00 o’clock last night, the result of an injury received in the afternoon at A. Miles Sash and Door factory at 539 Dundas street.

Alexander was passing a trap-door when workmen shoved some planks up from below and got Alexander under the chin, badly lacerating his wind pipe. Doctor Oldright attended the injured man, but his life could not be saved. Deceased was 57 years old. He is survived by a widow and five children.


CHOTE - Thomas George Chote, of Peterboro died at Grace Hospital in Toronto yesterday, a victim of appendicitis.

 

MEADEN - The funeral of the late Charles Meaden, one of the oldest members of the I.O.O.F. in Hamilton district, took place from the Odd Fellows hall, John street north, yesterday afternoon and was largely attended.

The members of the I.O.O.F. relief board from Hamilton had charge of the funeral arrangements. The service at the hall and grave was conducted by Rev. J.H. Hazelwood, and George McQueen, N.G. and George Britton, chaplain, conducted the Odd Fellows burial service. The pallbearers were; George Cruickshanks, Joseph Hopkins, Wm. Day, B. Stevens, James Ellis, John Findlay.

 

MARKS - The members of the Molders union had charge of the funeral of the late Edward Marks, which took place this morning from the family residence, 285 John street north. The remains were taken to St. Mary’s Cathedral where a large numbers of friends congregated to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of deceased. The molders marched in a body from the house to the church. Internment took place in Holy Sepulchre.cemetery.

Rev. Father Walters was the officiating clergyman. The pallbearers; Charles and Frederick Marks, John Broderick, Frank Quinn, George Magill, and A. Almos.

 

Saturday, October 4, 1902

 

ATHAWES - Miss May Athawes, daughter of Mrs. G. Athawes, 305 Augusta street, died at the city hospital today of typhoid fever, having been ill only a short time. The deceased was a lovable young lady and a large number of friends will deeply regret her death. She was a member of Christ Church Cathedral.

In this city, on Saturday October 4, 1902, May Athawes. Funeral Monday afternoon at 2:30. Private.

 

SHIELDS - The funeral service of the late Rev. T.T. Shields was conducted by Rev. B.B. Thomas, D.D., pastor of Jarvis street Baptist church, Toronto, assisted by Rev. A.A. Brace, of Dunnville, and Rev. C.S.G. Boone of Leamington, and at the grave by Rev. W.J. Hoyt.

 

 

SHANNON - P.M. Shannon, lockmaster at Port Carling for the past sixteen years, died on September 30. Mr. Shannon was well known to Muskoka tourists.

 

McEWAN (Galt, Ont.) October 3 - James McEwan, who fell from a roof here on Wednesday, and had his neck broken, died in the hospital this afternoon. He was perfectly conscious and remained so to the last moment. Deceased was in his fifty-fifth year and was a well-known carpenter here for 20 years.

 

HALE (Sault Ste Marie, Ont.) October 3 - Noah Hale, one of the best-known farmers in this district residing on the People’s road, six miles north west of here, this morning, shot and killed his son. Frank Hale attempted to murder his own wife, and afterward is believed to have committed suicide. Father and son lived almost opposite each other.


Early this morning, the mother and son were seated at breakfast in the son’s house when the old man entered with a shotgun, and without warning shot Frank. The gun was charged with buckshot which took effect in the victim’s side. Frank ran out of the house but fell in the yard.

The murderer then turned on his wife and beat her with the butt of the gun knocking her down. He then ran out into the yard where he saw son lying dead. This seemed to make him even more frenzied, saying he would kill his wife also.

In the meantime, the woman had recovered her feet. He struck her with the gun again, and she started to run. With great difficulty, the woman reached the house of her daughter, Mrs. Panther, who lives half a mile distance where she still is. She suffered a broken arm and several bad wounds in the head and body, but may recover.

After leaving his wife, Hale ran to the woods and a little later a shot was heard from that direction. It is supposed that he committed suicide. A posse, headed by Constable Pearson, is out looking for him.

Coroner Dr. McLurg and Magistrate Norris, who went to the scene this morning, have returned to the Soo with the body of the murdered man. Noah Hale is a market gardener, and is well known in the Canadian Soo. He is 65 years of age. Frank Hale the victim, was unmarried, and was liked by all who knew him. He was a hard-working industrious young and had acquired a farm and a home by his own efforts.

Those who know the family say that Mrs. Hale and the children never knew a moment’s peace, as almost every day threats were made against their lives. The old man has always been somewhat peculiar, and five years ago was arrested for threatening the life of his wife. Three weeks ago, he was again arrested and on the same charge, and was bound over to keep the peace. Since his arrest, the old man has made many threats against his whole family, and those who have heard him talk are not surprised at what has happened. On account of the trouble, Frank took his mother in his home two weeks ago, and she has remained there since.

 

FORBES (Grimsby) October 4 - The funeral of Mrs. Wm. Forbes last Thursday.

 

RYMAL - At Toronto, Friday, Oct. 3rd, David Rymal, aged 70 years. Funeral from Hamilton on arrival of the 10:40 C.P.R. train Monday October 6th to Barton church.

 

Monday, October, 6, 1902

 

BROWN - Mrs. Sadie Brown, wife of Ernest G. Brown, organist of St. Luke’s church at the family residence, 162 Wood street east. She had been ill for about a year. Her husband, three small children and a large circle of friends mourn her loss.

In this city, on Monday, October 6th, 1902, Sadie Turner, beloved wife of Ernest G. Brown, aged 31 years. Funeral from her late residence 162 Wood street east, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Luke’s church where service will be held, interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

In this city, on October 6th, 1902, Sadie Turner, beloved wife of Ernest G. Brown, aged 31 years. Funeral from her late residence 182 Wood street east, on Wednesday, at 230 p.m. to St. Luke’s church, where service will be held. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


MARTER - John W. Marter, for more than a quarter of a century chief engineer at the asylum, died yesterday. He had been ailing for nearly five years and the end was not unexpected, The deceased was a son of the late Dr. Marter. He was born in Brantford fifty-eight years ago, and resided there until he came to Hamilton to accept the asylum position. He leaves a widow, two sons, Arthur of Brantford, and Reginald at home and one daughter, Mrs. Frank O’Reilly of Brantford. His loss is also mourned by two brothers, G.F. Marter, ex-MLA for north Toronto, and H.H. Marter of Gravenhurst. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.

 At his late residence, Asylum Grounds, on Sunday October 5th, 1902, John W. Marter, chief engineer, Asylum of the Insane, aged 58 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

GRAHAM - The remains of the late Thomas C. Graham, who died in Winnipeg, reached Hamilton last evening, and the funeral took place this afternoon from his late residence, 167 Queen street south. T.H. Kelar, representing the session of Erskine church, went to Toronto to meet the bereaved widow who accompanied the remains from Winnipeg. A large number of Toronto friends also met the train at the Union depot and extended their sympathy to Mrs. Graham.

The funeral this afternoon was very largely attended , the deceased having had a large circle of friends, who sincerely mourn his untimely taking away. Rev. R. Martin, pastor of Erskine church, conducted the services at the house and grave and the pallbearers were all members of Erskine church session. They were: James E. Souter, Alex Mitchell, James Carroll, George Richardson, T.H. Keller, and Wm. Brown. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and included a large spray from the members of the session and board of management of Erskine church.

Samuel P. Graham, a brother os deceased, came through from Carmen, Manitoba, with the remains, and another brother, Rev. Mr. Graham came from Dundalk.

 

FLEMING (Toronto) October 6 - Many will regret to hear of the sudden death of James Fleming, inspector of legal offices for the Province of Ontario, which occurred yesterday morning at his residence, 27 Isabella street. Mr Fleming was able to perform his duties up to Thursday. He then seemed to be in his usual good health and spirits.

On Friday, however, he was taken ill, and his physician Doctor Fotheringham was called in. He found Mr. Fleming suffering from heart trouble and though at times hopeful signs manifested themselves, and he passed away at a quarter to eight yesterday morning.

Deceased was twice married, and a widow, the daughter of the late Rev. James Pringle survives him, as well as one daughter, Miss Kate Fleming, a teacher in the high school at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The remains will be buried in Brampton, where he lived for many years.

 

GRAYSON - On Saturday last, J.W. Grayson died at his daughter’s residence, Dundas, at an advanced age. The deceased was born in Newburgh, Hampshire, England, in May, 1819 and came to this country in the fifties being accompanied by his wife and two children, son and daughter. His wife died over 20 years ago, and his son, who was an operator on the staff of G.N.W. Telegraph company, and died about ten years ago.

Mr. Grayson was a most versatile political writer and conducted the editorial department of several newspapers in Canada. In his early days, he edited the Brantford Herald for some time, and then filled the chair of the Brantford Expositor, which he conducted with great skill and brought it in to great influence with the Reform party. He subsequently resigned charge of the Expositor and engaged on the Evening Times of this city.


After resigning his position on the Times, he conducted the Caledonia Sachem, a Liberal-Conservative journal. When Mr. Lawler sold out his interest in that paper, he started the Evening Telegram with Mr. Grayson as chief editor which position he held during the existence of that lively Conservative organ.

His funeral will take place this afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Brown at Dundas.

His kind disposition and affable manner will long be remembered by those who had made his acquaintance in years gone by.

In Dundas, on Saturday, October 4, J.W. Grayson, aged 83 years. Funeral took place this afternoon at 3:00 at the Grove cemetery.

 

HALL - In this city, on October 5, 1902, William Hall, in his 52nd year, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Funeral from his late residence, Orchard Hill, Tuesday October 7th at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BROWN - In this city, on Monday, October 6th, 1902, Sadie Turner, beloved wife of Ernest G. Brown, aged 21 years. Funeral from her late residence 162 Wood street east, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Luke’s church where service will be held. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

ATHAWES - In this city, on October 4, 1902, Margaret May Athawes, dearly loved daughter of Charles S.B and Georgeanna Athawes, aged 18 years and 4 months. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 105 Augusta street, at 1:00 o’clock, Tuesday, October 7th, to St. Thomas church. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

VAN DUSEN - In the city of St. Catharines, Ont., Monday morning October 6th, 1902, Ruth, only daughter of De Witt C, and Margaret Van Dusen, aged 2 years and 29 days. Funeral to Victoria Lawn cemetery, St. Catharines on Tuesday, October 7th, at 2:00 o’clock p.m.

 

FOUNTAIN - In this city, on October 6th, 1902, Donald Gordon Fountain, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Fountain, aged 2 years, and 2 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence, 210 Emerald street north, Tuesday October 7th, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Tuesday, October 7th, 1902

 

CLEVELAND (Toronto, Ont.) October 7 - E.H. Cleveland, about 40 years of age, for some years a bookkeeper for John Kay, Son & Co., carpets and house furnishings, committed suicide about 12:30 today in a private room in the New Carlton hotel, corner of Yonge and Richmond streets. A new revolver and a box of cartridges were found on him and also a couple of bottles of laudanum. The hotel people and John Kay, Son & Co. declined to make any statements. An inquest will be held tonight. Cleveland was a widower and leaves one daughter.

 

MORIN - Lieut.- Col. James E. Morin, County Registrar of Welland, died suddenly this morning having been ill only a day.

 

FRANKS - The jury in the case of Mrs. Franks, of Chippawa has decided that she came to her death at the hands of some person unknown to the jury.


GRIESINGER - Louis Grieinger, who established the British American brewery, died last night at Windsor.

 

DAVIS - T.G. Davis, 61 years of age, a well-known bachelor of Napanee, was found dead in his room yesterday morning.

 

JOHNSON - Charles Johnson, a resident of Toronto for 50 years, well-known in temperance and Orange circles, died yesterday.

 

MYLIUS - Doctor R.G. Mylius died in Berlin of diabetes in his 64th year. He had lived in Berlin over 40 years, and was married to a daughter of the late Otto Klotz, of Preston.

 

COWAN - Doctor W.D. Cowan, an old practitioner of Guelph, is dead. He had been a sufferer for the past four years from internal troubles, and underwent an operation about a year ago. He was in practice here for 35 years and was born in North Dumfries in 1840.

 

McKERR - The funeral of Mrs. James McKerr took place on Sunday from the residence of her father in Carlisle and was largely attended.

 

RYMAL - The funeral of David Rymal, who died in Toronto, took place yesterday on the arrival of the 10:40 C.P.R. train from Toronto.

 

BROWN - In this city, on Monday, October 6th 1902, Sadie Turner, beloved wife of Ernest G. Brown, aged 21 years. Funeral from her late residence 162 Wood street east, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to St. Luke’s church where service will be held. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

MARTER - At his late residence, Asylum Grounds, on Sunday October 5th, 1902, John W. Marter, Chief engineer, Asylum for the Insane, aged 58 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

Wednesday, October 8, 1902

 

BROWN - This morning Charles Hurton, caretaker of the city hall, received a telegram from Bad Axe, Mich., announcing the death of his eldest Annie. The deceased who left home several years ago, was married a little over a year ago to a Doctor Brown of Bad Axe.

A few days ago, Mr. Hurton received word that his daughter was seriously ill, and Mrs. Hurton left at once for Bad Axe. On Saturday, an operation was performed to remove a tumorous growth and the sufferer rallied splendidly. The news of her death this morning was a great shock.

Mrs. Brown was 30 years old. The body will be buried in Bad Axe tomorrow.

 


GORDON, KENNEDY, BOND, RYAN, FERGUSON (Kincardine) October 8 - Last night, about 10:00 o’clock vague cries were heard for a long time before it was ascertained that they were the cries of sailors in distress. A large schooner was then noticed a few hundred yards from the shore, south of the South pier, apparently aground and with heavy seas breaking over her. A rescue was at once formed, and with much difficulty succeeded in reaching the boat, which proved to be the schooner Anne Maria, of Alpina, bound for this port from Cleveland, in command of Capt. Alex Gordon with a load of coal. The rescuers got the men off and were about to start for the shore when a huge wave swept over the schooner and upset the lifeboat throwing the occupants into the water. Two sailors and three townsmen succeeded in regaining the schooner. Five were lost, Capt. Gordon, Mrs. Kennedy the cook, two sailors, Jerry Bond, and Stephen Ryan, Wm. Ferguson, lumber merchant, of this town.

Mr. Ferguson, had volunteered for the rescue party, the sea having calmed at two o’clock this morning.

Those who succeeded in regaining the schooner were brought ashort. Capt. Gordon was born in Wick, Scotland, about forty years ago and had followed the sea from an early age, having circumnavigated the globe many times. He was about to settle down and marry an estimable young lady of this neighborhood. Mr. Ferguson was about 30 years old. The bodies of Capt. Gordon and Mrs. Kennedy have been recovered.

 

MARTER - The funeral of the late John W. Marter, chief engineer at the Asylum, took place this afternoon, and was very largely attended. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Reg. Mr. Fletcher of St. Peter’s church, Barton. The pallbearers; G.F. Marter, Toronto, H.H. Marter, Gravenhurst, brothers; Edward Marter, Brantford, and R. Marter, city, sons; A. Marter and A. Rubidge, Toronto, nephews.

 

FRANKS (Niagara Falls) October 7 - The coroner’s jury empaneled to investigate the murder of Mrs. Jessie Franks at Chippewa, on the night of September 24, concluded its labors this afternoon. Three witnesses were examined, Robert Yancy, Mrs. Effie Gibbs, and Lillian Russell, all coloured residents of Chippewa . The investigation was conducted with an idea of finding out the whereabouts of a negro tunnel worker named Robert Roy on the night in question. Yancy, who resides in Chippewa, claimed that Roy was at his home during the night of the 24th. The only point brought out was the contradictory evidence of Yancy and the two coloured women. Yancy testified that the coloured women were at his house on the night of September 24, playing cards with Roy, and this was denied by the coloured women.

This afternoon the jury returned a verdict to the effect that “Mrs. Franks came to her death on the night of September 24 at the hands or a person or persons unknown. Detective Greer, of the attorney general’s department at Toronto will arrive at Chippewa of this week to continue his investigations. The case seems to be as complicated as when first brought to the attention of the Ontario authorities. Chief Mains stated today that as yet no clue had been discovered which would lead to the arrest of anyone connected with the murder.

 

MAY (Burk’s Falls) October 7 - H.S. May, of Huntsville, a retired hardware merchant, about 65 years of age, while attempting to board a rapidly moving freight train this afternoon, fell between the wheels of the van and the platform, and was very badly injured. His shoulder bone and ribs were broken and crushed , and his head struck by the axle. The doctors in consultation think the injured man cannot live many hours.

 

DALEY (Windsor, Ontario) October 7 - A west-bound freight train struck Thomas Daley, a prosperous farmer, residing near Windsor, as he was walking on the Michigan Central railroad track at Pelton last night, and he was instantly killed. He was 64 years old, and leaves a large family.


WINDLE (Toronto) October 7 - A fatal accident occurred on the Don road, near the Thornecliff farm, about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon when E. Windle, a respected resident of Todmorden for five years, fell out of a buggy and broke his neck. He was turning at the foot of the Don Hill and lost his balance. The fall was witnessed by several of the neighbors who ran to his assistance but he was dead when they reached him.

He was a native of Gloucestershire, England, and his age was 62.

 

BROWN - At St. Joseph’s hospital October 7, 1902, Ethel E. Brown, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown, Barrie, in her 23rd year. Remains forwarded on the 5 o’clock train, King street east, this evening, to Barrie.

 

JONES - In this city on October 8th, 1902, Frances Ann Jones, beloved wife of Robert Jones, in her 48th year. Funeral from her late residence, 50 Emerald street north, Friday, October 11th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

 

Thursday, October 9, 1902

 

CLONEY - James Cloney passed away at his late residence, Picton street today, after an illness of six weeks. He was in his 57th year, and had lived in Hamilton for 35 years. He had been an employee in the D. Moore, company’s foundry for some time before his death. A large circle of friends and acquaintances will mourn his loss. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. M. Grace.

 

ALBERT (Ottawa) October 8 - Mary Louise, aged 44, wife of Andrew Albert, a lumber culler residing on Libreton street, died last evening very suddenly, and it is thought she poisoned herself. She leaves three sons, and three daughters.

 

PARKES (Peterboro) October 8 - News has just reached here of a very sad occurrence in Chandor township. Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parkes were burned to death at their home while their parents were absent, the father at a revival meeting, and the mother attending a sick friends.

The fire was discovered too late for any assistance to be rendered. Besides their bereavement, Mr. and Mrs Parkes have lost their home with all its contents.

Aid is now being extended by friends.

 

EAKINS (Toronto) October 9 - Elizabeth Eakins, wife of Joseph H. Eakins, of 69 Collander street,  drank carbolic acid about 9 o’clock yesterday morning and died shortly afterwards.

It is stated that the night previous she attempted to commit suicide by turning the gas on in her room, being prevented from so doing by members of the family, and that on another occasion also she tried to end her life. These alleged attempts were made during fits of despondency.

It is said the woman took the poison in the woodshed drinking about three quarters of an ounce from a small glass. After drinking it, she went into the kitchen where her husband, coming from upstairs, found her in an unconscious condition.

Mr. Eakins said his wife for a long time suffered from heart disease for which she was taking medicine.


Yesterday morning she mistook the bottles and poured carbolic acid into a tumbler instead of a physic. He asserted that the woman’s death was caused by shock and in proof of this said only a very small quantity of the poison was taken by her, yet she expired within ten minutes. The carbolic,  he said, had been purchased for the treatment of a boil on his neck.

 

FOULDES (Aurora, Ontario) October 9 - Brooding over his financial losses, J.D. Foulds of Aurora ended his life by taking laudanum on Monday night.

His wife became suspicious of his movements that evening, and later discovered a bottle of laudanum partly empty, and a little later found her husband dying from the effects of the laudanum he had taken. Despite the efforts of three doctors who worked all that night, and the next fore noon, he died on Tuesday at noon.

Fouldes had lived in Aurora for several years and owned a farm of 27 acres, and also some property in England. He was about 40 years old, and leaves a widow and an adopted son.

 

O’MELLA (St. Catharines, Ontario) October 8 - Late last night, Capt. Cowan, of the steamer Resolute, reported to Coroner Lemon, of Thorold that a canal helper named Edward O’Mella had boarded his vessel at Port Colborne. On the way down the canal when near Marlattee’s Bridge, he had been awakened about nine o’clock, to go ashore, taking a line. He jumped for the land, but since that time no trace of him can be found. It is though he had fallen in to the canal and been drowned.

O’Mella lived in St. Catharines, but the only relative known is a brother in Buffalo.

 

CARLETON (Sudbury, Ontario) October 8 - A sad accident occurred west of here on Monday when a young man named Carleton was shot when out hunting. The victim was formerly a resident of Toronto.

 

SAGE - At his residence,29 Blythe street, October 8, James Sage, contractor, in the 55th year of his age. Funeral Saturday, October 11, at 2:00 o’clock to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances cordially invited.

 

JONES - In this city, on October 8th, 1902, Frances Ann Jones, beloved wife of Robert Jones, in her 48th year. Funeral from her late residence 50 Emerald street north, Friday October 10th, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

CLONEY - In this city, at his residence, 72 Picton street west, October 9th, James Cloney, aged 57 years. Funeral on Saturday morning at 8:30, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre. Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

Friday, October 10, 1902

 

SNETSINGER (Cornwall, Ont.) October 9 - Mitchell Snetsinger, a brother of John G. Snetsinger, ex-MP, Moulinetie, and D. Snetsinger, of Colborne, Ont., was instantly killed here this afternoon by the G.T.R. International Limited. The accident took place within a hunded yards of the Cornwall station. As Snetsinger was driving from town to his home at the tollgate, a west bound freight train was pulling out, and prevented from seeing the express approaching on the north track. When the freight had passed, he started across and was struck. The horse was killed and the buggy smashed while Mr. Snetsinger was carried on the cow catcher almost to the depot.


HAINES (Toronto) October 10 - The third case of suicide in Toronto this week occurred yesterday when Miss Minnie Haines, aged 45, wife of George W. Haines, 14 Thompson street, in a fit of  depression brought on by illness, cut her throat with a razor. There was a heart rending scene at the house in the afternoon when two of the children upon from returning from school at 3:30 found their mother still living, lying on the kitchen floor, having committed the deed shortly before.

The children, to get in the house, had to crawl through a window, the doors being locked. Upon making the ghastly discovery they ran out to the yard crying piteous, which attracted the attention of the neighbors.

Several doctors were sent for and doctor Noble arrived within fifteen minutes but the women had died in the meantime.

 

BRADEN (Winnipeg) October 9 - Three persons identified the body of the man killed on the C.P.R. tracks last Friday as Arthur Braden, of Toronto. He came west on the harvesters excursion. His wife lives in Toronto.

 

LEHMAN (Baden, Ont.) October 9 - During a heavy thunder and electrical storm the framed barn when Mrs. Grisler’s farm, just outside of Baden, rented to Joseph Lehman, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Mr. Lehman, his son Daniel, and Miss Miller, were engaged in saving the livestock; and the former’s father, Christian Lehman, aged 87, entered the burning building to untie the cattle. Nothing further was seen of him until the charred bones of his body were found this morning.

 

ROBINSON (Brighton, Ont.) October 9 - While on his way home about nine o’clock tonight, Willie Robinson, aged eighteen, son of W.W. Robinson, of this place, was struck by the east-bound local train and instantly killed. It seems he had walked up the track in company with two other boys, from the station to the crossing, intending going home, and was returning to the station, walking along the main track, when he was struck. When picked up, life was extinct. Only a few cuts were found on the body.

 

O’MELIS (St. Catharines, Ontario) October 9 - The body of Edward O’Melis (O’Mella?), the sailor who was missed from the steamer Resolute Tuesday night, was found about 4:00 o’clock in the canal this afternoon near lock 25.

 

SAGE - At his residence, 20 Blythe street, October 9, James Sage, contractor in the 55th year of his age. Funeral Saturday, October 11th, at 3:00 o’clock to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully to accept this notice.

 

CARTER - In this city, on Thursday, October 9th, 1902, William Carter, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, 100 Cannon street west, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

CLONEY - In this city, at his residence, 72 Picton street west, on October 9th, James Cloney, aged 57, years. Funeral on Saturday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.


Saturday, October 11, 1902

 

SAGE - The funeral of the late Jas. Sage took place this afternoon from the family residence, 29 Blythe street, and was largely attended. The members of Concord lodge A.O.U.W. and Unity lodge I.O.O.F. had charge of the funeral, three from each lodge acting as pallbearers. The religious services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Wilson.

 

DALY (Belleville) October 10 - P.R. Daly, a prominent Thurlow farmer and public man, dropped dead this morning of heart disease at his residence, eighth concession of Thurlow. He had been deputy reeve of the county, member of both township and county councils and was, at the time of his death, treasurer of the Eastern Ontario Dairymen’s association. Deceased was a prominent politician.

 

CAMERON (Toronto) October 11 - When returning to the city with a large and fashionable party from the Toronto golf links, shortly after six o’clock, Mrs. Alfred B. Cameron, becoming frightened at the burning of a fuse, jumped from a streetcar while it was passing Leslie Park at full speed, and sustained injured which resulted in death at her home, 26 Madison avenue, about 10 p.m. without regaining consciousness.

Mrs. Cameron was Miss Alice Maude Walker, the third daughter of David Walker. She leaves no children. Deceased was about 40 years of age. Mr. Cameron is a member of the law firm of Cameron, & Crooks.

 

REDMOND ( Tillsonburg) October 10 - Mr. Redmond, about 70 years, having been an invalid for a number of years, committed suicide shortly before 6 o’clock this evening at the home of his son, by cutting his throat with a razor. He leaves a family of two sons and two daughters, his wife having died one year ago.

 

GIBBONS (Cornwall, Ontario) October 10 - News has been received of a sad accident by which Edward Gibbons, of Irnen, was killed. He had been to Morrisburg to procure some feed at Gibson’s mill, and left there in the afternoon. Towards evening, the horses and wagon were found on the flag road. Mr. Gibbons was lying dead under the wagon, one wheel being on his chest. Deceased was about 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and three sons.

 

WHALLEY (Toronto) October 11 - At 10:00 o’clock last night, the coroner’s jury in what as all along been termed the Evans warehouse mystery, returned the following verdict. “That George Whalley came to his death in the Evans & Son’s warehouse on Front street west in the city of Toronto, on July 19, 1902. That the afore mentioned George Whalley died at the hands of a party or parties as yet unknown”.

The only new feature in the case was the testimony of Dr. Arthur Jukes Johnson, the well-known expert on poisons, who declared his belief after considering all the circumstances, that Whalley came to his death by means of a volatile poison.

Coroner Young, in summing up the evidence, said he could arrive at no other conclusion that the late shipper had been murdered.

The coroner declared that it was evident that their had been grave irregularities in the warehouse.

The coroner pointed out to the jury that the verdict would not close the case. The fact that no poison had been discovered did not preclude the possibility of death having been due to poison.


SIMON (Hagersville) October 7 - The death of Charles Simon, on September 22 at his home, removes one of Walpole’s early pioneers and most highly respected residence. Nearly two years ago he was stricken with a paralytic stroke and for a time his life was despaired of, but his splendid constitution and vitality carried him over the critical period and restored him to his family and friends.

Mr. Simon was born in Kingston on March 28, 1816. He was the eldest son of Louis and Elizabeth Simon. In 1841, he was married to Elizabeth Scott, and came with his family to the township of Walpole, in 1845, settling on lot 9, concession 9, where he resided continuously up to the time of his death. When he first came to this district there only two houses in Hagersville, and it was at the season of the year when the swamps were filled with rain. Then he began the weary work of clearing up the bush land.

He was also for a number of years a director of the Walpole Agricultural Society. He was a member of the church of England and a staunch Conservative. He leaves to mourn his loss, four daughters and three sons.

The funeral took place on Sunday September 21 to St. Paul’s church cemetery, Jarvis. Rev. P.L. Spencer assisted by Rev. L.W. B, Broughall, conducted the service at the church and at the grave.

 

CARTER - In this city, on Thursday, October 9th, 1902, William Carter, aged 73 years. Funeral from his late residence, 109 Cannon street west, on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Hamilton, cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, October 13, 1902

 

CLEGHORN (Toronto) October 13 - Three serious streetcar accidents occurred in the city on Saturday evening. one of which proved fatal, while the life of one of the other victims hangs in the balance.

Mrs. Jane Cleghorn, 72 years of age, whose home was at 298 Church street, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Joseph McKenna, at 343 King street west, where Mr. McKenna keeps a butcher shop. She left there about 7:30 for home, carrying a parcel of meat. When crossing King street at the corner of John street she was struck by a west bound belt line car, sustaining a fractured skull. Doctor Balmer was called and had the unfortunate woman removed in an ambulance to the Emergency hospital where she died at 10:15 the same night.

Deceased was a native of Paisley, Scotland, and came to Canada with her husband in 1851.

 

ROOKE - Joseph Rooke, an old resident of Toronto, died yesterday morning of heart failure after being ill about a week.

 

GALE - Enoch Gale, a citizen of London for half a century, died suddenly Sunday morning, while seated at his breakfast table.

 

CHESTER - Matthew Chester, an esteemed resident of Norway, Ontario, for upwards of fifty years, died on Saturday aged 73. He was a wagon maker by trade.

 

WHITEHEAD - Charles Whitehead, a market gardener, who for 33 years, had a stand on Central market, passed away yesterday at his home 681 King street east. He was 62 years of age. He is survived by three sons - Benjamin, and Joseph, of this city, and Charles of Buffalo, and one


daughter - Mrs. James Noyes, city. The deceased was a respected member off Britannia lodge, S.O.E. and the members of the lodge will have charge of the funeral.

At his late residence, 681 East King street, on Sunday October 12, 1902, Charles Whitehead, aged 62 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and members of the Sons of England Benevolent Society will please accept this intimation.

 

McLEAN (North Bay, Ontario) October 13 - Three young men were duck shooting on Trout lake yesterday. One of them C. McLean, whose parents live in Montreal, and who was employed in the C.P.R. accountants office, was accidentally shot and killed. The young man was a comparative stranger, but was highly respected by those who knew him.

His father came here after the body this morning.

 

Tuesday, October 14, 1902

 

MILNE - Death came unexpectedly yesterday afternoon to Wm. Milne, contractor and teamster, 11 Market street. In company with Doctor Hall, V.S., Mr. Milne left Hamilton early in the afternoon to drive to Strabane on a wood purchasing expedition. Mr. Milne appeared to be in his usual good health and conversed freely with his companion as they drove along. They had reached the 8th concession when,without the slightest warning, dropped the lines and fell forward in the rig. Doctor Hall stopped the horse and raised his companion to the seat, only to find that he was dead. Heart failure was the cause.

Doctor Hall drove with all haste to the residence of ex-Warden Robinson where he left the body. He then proceeded to Freelton and drove Doctor McQueen, coroner, back to Robertson’s house, but after being acquainted with the circumstances, the coroner decided that an inquest was not unnecessary. Undertaker Dodsworth was telephoned for and he drove out and took charge of the remains.

The late William Milne was well-known and highly respected. He is survived by a widow, three daughters, and one son. He was a member of St. John’s lodge A.F.and A.M., and the funeral, which will take place tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock, will be in charge of the members of the lodge.

 

EVANS - After a brief illness, Mrs. Ruth Evans, relict of the late Joseph Evans, passed away yesterday. The deceased had many relatives and friends who will deeply regret to hear of her sudden death. She was an estimable lady. She had lived here for over fifty years. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss, four daughters: Mrs. Davies, of Elora, Mrs. Handorf, New York; Mrs. John McGinnis city, Mrs. C.M. Post, Fergus, and five sons, Rev. G.W., Arkansas; Robert, Binbrook; David, Thomas, and Wesley, Elora. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of her daughter Mrs. McGinnis, 215 Victoria avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery.

 

GRAHAM (Minden, Ontario) October 13 - The wife of Francis Graham, a farmer about three miles from Minden village, was killed this morning by the falling of a straw stack. She and he daughter Bertha and nephew D. Richardson were milking when the stack fell on them, killing her and two cows.

The daughter was badly injured but the boy escaped.


BOURINOT( Ottawa) October 13 - Sir John Bourinot, clerk of the house of commons, died at 9:00 o’clock tonight, after a lingering illness. He was a sufferer from stomach trouble, and bore the very trying illness with fortitude. He would have been 65 years of age had he lived until October 24.

Sir John was a of Huguenot decent being a son of the late Hon. J. Bourinot, a native of Jersey, in the Channel Isles, and a member of the Canadian Senate. He was born at Sydney, N.S., on October 24, 1837. When he left college, he became a newspaper reporter. Then in 1830 he established he Halifax Reporter, of which he became the editor. In ‘61 he was appointed reporter of the Nova Scotia assembly, and in ‘68 became one of the members of the Hansard staff of the Senate. This position he retained until ‘73, when he was appointed second assistant clerk in the House of Commons. In 1879, he became first clerk assistant, and December 18, 1880 was named chief clerk.

Sir John was particularly as an authority on parilamentary procedure and became accepted as an authority in every dependency of the crown.

 

ENNIS (Toronto) October 14 - Carbolic acid self-administered was the cause of another death yesterday, being the fourth suicide in the city within a week.

Yesterday morning, J. Fred Ennis, who had been working in Brantford for two months, presented himself at the home of his mother at 148 William street, and it is said she refused to admit him.

About 1:00 p.m. the body of a young man was found lying in the bandstand in Queen’s Park, by Victor Brock, of 120 Esther street. He notified Dr. M.H. Ferguson who happened to be passing and after examining the corpse, the latter notified the police.

“To the man who finds my body” it contained a brief note asking that the two young ladies who photo he had in his pocket be notified of his death, the writer stating that he was about to end his life.

The body was removed to the morgue and there was identified last night by Mrs. Alice Ennis of William street as that of her son. She seemed to think her refusal to admit it in the morning had led to the youth’s rash act. It appears the boy had not got along very well with his mother. She said he was eighteen years old. The coroner deemed an inquest unnecessary.

 

BRADEN (Winnipeg, Manitoba) October 13 - Mrs. A.H. Braden, of Toronto, informed the police that she was sure that the body of the man who was killed in the Canadian Pacific Railway yards on October was that of her husband. She visited Kerr’s undertaking rooms today with her sister-in-law, and decided to take charge of the body. She wired a brother of the dead man to come here from Toronto to see the body, as she was desirous of being as certain as possible that she was burying her husband.

Up to the date, seven different people have identified the body as that of A.H. Braden, and some of them are certain that they are right.

Deceased came west from his home at Toronto six weeks ago, and was going to work at harvesting. The body is still at Kerr’s and funeral arrangements will be made as soon as the brother comes from Toronto.

 

McGREGOR - At Kilbride, on Wednesday, October 1, 1902, Augusta McGregor, aged 52 years, nee Augusta Tailman, of Saltfleet.

 

WHITEHEAD - At his late residence, 681 East King street, on Sunday, October 12, 1902, Charles Whitehead, aged 63 years. Funeral Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and members of the Sons of England Benevolent Society will please accept this intimation.


EVANS - In this city, on October 12th, 1902, Ruth, relict of the late Joseph Evans. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from her daughter’s residence, Mrs. John McGinnis, 215 Victoria avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 1902

 

HENDERSON - Wm. Henderson, an old resident of Beverley, died on Tuesday, having been ill only a short time.

 

MILES - The funeral of the late Wm. Miles, contractor, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.

 

WHITEHEAD - The funeral of the late Charles Whitehead took place this afternoon from his late residence 653 King street east and was in charge of Britainia lodge, Son of England. Rev. T.T. Shields conducted the services, and the pallbearers were members of the Sons of England, Society.

 

HOLIDAY (Guelph, Ontario) October 14 - Thomas Holiday, brewer of this city, died at his residence, Burnside, at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon, after an illness of over a year. His death had been expected for some time. Deceased had conducted a brewery here for some time, and was well-known throughout the brewing connection. He was 85 years of age. He came to this country from Yorkshire, England. He leaves two sons and five daughters.

 

FORD (Windsor, Ontario) October 14 - Word reached today that the body of a man had been found on the river shore near Sunnyside, eight miles below Windsor. Fred Bigneux happened upon it while hunting ducks. The message gave no description, save that a gold watch had been found in the dead man’s possession. Coroner Labelle was sent for. It is thought at Sunnyside that the drowned man is Capt. John Ford, of Bar Point Lightship 59, who mysteriously disappeared from his boat last Tuesday. The Captain and assistant named Hansten started for the Lightship from Detroit at 2:00 in the afternoon with provisions. Hansten went to sleep. When he awoke, he found the boat ashore on Fishing Island, and the Captain gone.

 

Friday, October 17, 1902

 

WELLER (Elora, Ontario) October 17 - George Weller, a resident of Pilkington, who lives five miles from here, hanged himself this morning. No further particulars are known.

 

LEONARD (Toronto) October 17 - Annie Leonard, eighteen years old, was found dead in her room at Mrs. George Heise’s house, 60 Beverley street, yesterday morning, being asphyxiated

It is believed that she blew out the gas upon retiring as the jet was opened and the room full of gas when the girl’s body was found.

Deceased came from her home in Creemore a few days ago to attend her brother, who was lying ill at St. Michael’s hospital. She was occupying her brother’s room at his boarding place.

 

STEVENSON (Chatham, Ontario) October 15 - Mrs. Stevenson, an old lady who had lived alone for many years, and was supposed to be quite wealthy, was found dead in her home in Blenheim yesterday. It is thought that she died on Sunday. The body when found was scantily dressed in rags.


The finding of the body caused a mild sensation in Blenheim last night. The husband of the deceased is said to live in the country, but the couple had not lived together for some time. On a partial search of the house, $25 was found in an old stocking. The direct cause of death is not known, but deceased had been a great sufferer from rheumatism and had great difficulty getting around.

 

HAGGITH - Richard Haggith, of Centralia, hanged himself.

 

CUTHBERTSON (Woodstock, Ontario) October 16 - Edward Cuthbertson, a carpenter, living on King street, was struck by the 903 accommodation train at the G.T.R. station this morning, receiving injuries from which he afterwards died, at 11:45 a.m. Deceased had stepped off the station platform to cross to a train standing on the second track, when he was struck by the accommodation coming in from the west.

 

CLEVELAND (Toronto) October 16 - Fear of arrest on a charge of robbing his employers, and not unrequited love, appears now to have been the real reason for the suicide of E.H. Cleveland, at the New Carleton hotel on Tuesday morning, October 7th. At the time Cleveland shot himself, he was been sought by Detective Slemin, to answer a charge of stealing the sum a $275, from the firm of John Kay Son & Co.

The sum mentioned in the warrant represented money that had been in the firm’s safe on the night of October 6th, and was missed the following morning, when Cleveland failed to take his accustomed place at his desk. Inquiry among the office hands revealed the information that Cleveland was in the office at the opening time, and had hurriedly left without making any explanation. The firm made further investigation, and, being satisfied that Cleveland had taken the money a warrant was issued for his arrest.

 

AUSTIN - In this city, at her father’s residence, 105 Market street, Barbara Slight Rattray, daughter of John Rattray, and wife of James Austin, of Walkerville. Funeral private at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18, from above address.

 

HUGHES - On the 15th, inst., at his late residence, 223 Emerald street north, Capt. James Hughes, in his 57th year. Funeral on Saturday at 3:00 o’clock. Members of the A.O.F. please take notice.

 

Saturday, October 18, 1902

 

HERKINS (Caistorville) October 15 - The home of John Herkins was sorrowfully afflicted last Saturday afternoon, when their little three-year-old daughter was drowned in a water barrel, which she had fallen into while playing. Mr. Herkins and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

 

JOHNSON (Oshweken) October 15 - Miss Elizabeth Johnson, who had been confined to bed for some years, owing to an injured spine, died at her residence. She was interred in St. Paul’s church Kanyengch. A large number of friends and acquaintances were there to pay their last respects.

 

COLEMAN (Caistor Centre) - Mr. and Mrs. P. Lavery attended the funeral of Mr. Coleman at Grassies on Thursday.


BRENTON - In this city, on Tuesday, Octoberr 14th, 1902, Mrs. Ann Brenton, widow of the late Wm. Brenton

 

STEWART - On the 17th inst., at his parents’ residence, 1 East avenue south, R. Wallace, eldest son of Robert and Janice Stewart, in his 16th year of his age. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m.

 

October 20, 1902

 

WANNAMAKER (Port Hope, Ontario) October 20 - The body of a young man of 18 or 20 years, subsequently identified as a son of Mr. Wannamaker, of Clarke township, who was found along side the G.T.R. track about three miles west of here early Sunday morning. Coroner Corbett was notified and he brought the body to town on a handcar. It is supposed that some time during Saturday night the young man was either stealing a ride and fell off, or was in the act of boarding a moving train when he was struck.

The coroner has decided that an inquest is unnecessary.

 

BOLIGAN - Death came to the release of Mrs. J.C. Boligan early this morning, ending that estimable lady’s long time of suffering and pain. The deceased, who was the wife of J.C. Boligan, the well-known west end grocer and chairman of the board of health was born in Toronto 57 years ago. She leaves a husband and family of four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon from the family residence.

 

OLIVER (Toronto) October 20 - Charles Oliver, aged about 23 years, who lived at 274 Carlton street, was killed this morning by a streetcar on Carlton street. He was wheeling east and when in front of 136 Carlton street, was warned to look back as a large tree was being felled there. Oliver turned his wheel, only to get in front of a car going east. He was knocked down, run over and immediately killed. His brother was on the car coming east and identified the remains.

 

MOODIE - Citizens generally who were not aware of his serious illness will be surprised and grieved to hear of the death of John Moodie, Sr., which occurred yesterday morning at his beautiful Bay street south residence, Blinkbonnie. Mr. Moodie was one of the men who in a business way, gave his time and life energy to help on this city. Coming to Hamilton from his birth place Newton-Stewart, Ayrshire, Scotland, forty six years ago he went into business in a humble way, and, by careful management an honest dealing, soon developed a large retain trade in woollens and fancy goods his large store on King street west being well remembered by citizens. With two of his sons he founded the Eagle Knitting Company, which is today one of the largest concerns of its kind in the country, managed and owned by the sons of the deceased, Mr. Moodie, Sr., having retired from the company some time ago.

Some months ago Mr. Moodie’s usual good health left him, and a long trip did not bring that restoration he had hoped for. The immediate cause of death was heart trouble

The deceased was 69 years old and leaves a family of three sons - James R. John, and Charles William, one daughter - Jean - who lives at home. He also leaves a widow.

Mr.Moodie was one of the few pioneers in the history of this company’s enterprises, and at all times showed the utmost confidence in the company’s future prospects. The directors extend their warmest sympathy to the grief stricken widow and the members of the family in the hour of their affliction and bereavement.


At his late residence, Blinkbonnie, South Bay street, on Sunday October 19th, 1902, John Moodie, aged 69 years. Funeral Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. (Kindly omit flowers).

 

NOONAN - Mrs. Mary Noonan, who for the last week resided with the family of Henry Searles, 48 Clarks avenue was found dead in bed yesterday morning. For some time past she had been under the care of Dr. McCabe who was treating her for chronic bronchitis. When she did not get up yesterday morning a member of the Searles family went to her room and found her cold in death.

Mrs. Noonan was between 75 and 85 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton nearly half a century. She survived her husband and family of five and as far as is known her only relative is Mrs. P. Hart, formerly of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from Dwyer’s Undertaking Establishment.

 

MORTON ((Buffalo) October 19 - The body of Mrs. C.V. Morton was found in a flat at No. 145 Eagle street late yesterday afternoon. On the floor near it was George J. Willing, suffering from several bullet wounds in the head. He may die. Mrs. Morton had been shot in the head and apparently died several hours before her body was discovered. Willing had shot the woman and then attempted to commit suicide.

Four weeks ago Mrs. C.V. Morton, accompanied by her seventeen-year-old daughter Florence, engaged flat on the third of No. 145 Eagle street. With Mrs. Morton was George J. Willing, a molder. Mrs. Morton told the neighbours he was her husband. Later she admitted he was not. Florence, the daughter, had been with a vaudeville troop touring Pennsylvania and Western New York.

Mrs. Morton’s maiden name was Elizabeth Hunkin. She spent the early years of her life in Galt, Ontario, and her parents are living there now.

 

TURNBULL (Preston) October 18 - Hugh Turnbull, a farmer and well-known Waterloo county horseman, residing near Preston, died very suddenly. He was sitting reading a newspaper, and had just made a humorous remark to his wife about the coal strike, when he seized with an attack of heart failure, and before anything could be done to relieve him he passed away. Mr. Turnbull was in his 40th year, and leaves a widow and one son.

 

BEAMISH (Winnipeg) October 19 - Summerville Beamish, a young man recently come from Toronto where his father, two brothers and a sister now reside on Elizabeth street, was almost instantly killed in the C.N.R. yards this afternoon, shortly after two o’clock. Beamish was employed as a car repairer. He was working on a car and had forced an adjoining car back to get more room. There was a slight grade. He neglected to block the second car. It closed in, and the drawhead was forced through the man’s chest. Despite medical aid he expired almost immediately.

 

MOORE (New Hamburg, Ontario) October 19 - In a dense fog at 6 o’clock this morning, a freight train following another ran into the proceeding train on the grade a short distance west of this station. Engine Driver M. Moore, of Sarnia, jumped from his engine, and received injuries which proved fatal. An inquest will be held tomorrow by Coroner Arnett of Berlin.

 

BAIN - Thomas R. Bain, a member of the firm of Wheeler & Bain, Toronto, died on Saturday.


BELAU - Anton Belau died on Saturday evening at the residence of his son, Charles W. Belau, 142 Robinson street. While his health had not been good for some time, he had been seriously ill for only eleven days. The deceased was 79 years of age and he was born in Germany. He came to Hamilton in 1858, and had lived here ever since. He was employed as a cutter by the Sanford Manufacturing Company for 31 years, retiring six years ago on account of ill health. He was the oldest member of the German Evangelical church, and was a highly esteemed citizen, whose death is dearly regretted. He leaves three sons, Charles William, Joseph, and Emile and two daughters, Mrs. Bieoner, of Toronto, and Mrs. Slater, of Waterdown.

In this city, on Saturday, October 18th, 1902, Anton Belau, aged 79 years. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of his son, Charles W. Belau, 142 Robinson street. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

BOLIGAN - In this city, on Monday, October 20th, Annetta Rush, beloved wife of J.C. Boligan. Funeral from her late residence, 310 Main street west, Wednesday, October 22, at 3 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 1902

 

MOODIE - The mortal remains of John Moodie, Sr., were laid at rest this afternoon. There was a large attendance, many prominent citizens being present. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Neil McPherson and Rev. Dr. Lyle, Rev. Dr. Fletcher officiated at the grave.

Many beautiful contributions were sent, among which was one from the directors of the Hamilton Electric and Power company, one of from the Ancient Order of Scottish Right, and several from the family.

 

McLEAN - The funeral of Hugh McLean took place from his late residence, 253 Hannah street west, at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Dr. Fletcher was the officiating clergyman. The funeral was under the charge of Red Cross Lodge E.E.P. and Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F. Three pallbearers were from each lodge.

 

JONES (Toronto, Ontario) October 21 - Henry Jones, aged twenty one, single, was killed as the result of a run-a-way about four miles north of this city last evening. He was employed by Reuban Pugsley, in the second concession of York. Jones was driving home when the tongue of the wagon fell, the horses ran away throwing him out. He was badly injured and died this morning. He was the son of Louis Jones, a cattle buyer of Deer Park.

 

HOLLIS (Hespeler) October 20 - The death occurred on Sunday morning about 2 o’clock, of Mrs. Jennie Hollis, relict of the late Francis Hollis, at her home on Cooper street. She was in her eighty-first year and had suffered very little during her long life until the past week. She was a native of Mill Town, Kerry County, Ireland, and came out to this country with her husband and two children. They lived happily in Hamilton up to 1862, when they moved to Hespeler. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and was highly respected by everyone. She leaves to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother, two daughters - Mrs. James Jardine, of this city, and Mrs. Alexander Ketile, of Detroit. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:00 o’clock from James Jardine’s where services were conducted by Rev. R. Pogue, and internment at the Hespeler cemetery.


HARKNESS - William Harkness, butcher, of Kingston, died on Sunday after a few days illness, age 50 years.

 

McNAMARA (Fort William) October 20 - A workman named McNamara was fatally injured this morning through a smoke stack falling on him breaking his legs in three places and smashing his shoulders. Five men standing near had close shaves. The stack fell right behind him and missed him by only a few inches.

 

EASTMURE (Toronto) October 21 - Gladys Eastmure, a young girl whose parents live at 110 Pembroke street, died on Sunday, the result of being struck by a street car while she was wheeling on Sherbourne street, just south on Gerrard street, about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The car was southbound and the girl was proceeding in the same direction, when the car struck her, knocking her off the wheel. She was carried into the residence of Dr. Irving Cameron, M.D., at 307 Sherbourne street, and subsequently removed to her home. Her injuries were not deemed fatal at first, but she grew suddenly worse on Sunday afternoon.

 

TRUCKLE - Mrs. Anne Truckle, widow of the late Thomas Truckle, and eldest daughter of R.H. LeFerre , of Dunnville, formerly of Hamilton died yesterday. She had been ill for about a year.

 

NOONAN - The funeral of the late Mrs. Margaret Noonan took place this morning at St. Lawrence church. High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Brady, who also officiated at the grave. The funeral was private.

 

BELAU - The funeral of Anton Belau took place from 142 Robinson street this afternoon. Rev. G. Brown, and Rev. J. Hockey were the officiating clergyman. The pallbearers were: C. Hackbush; F. Setzkorn. W. Gabel. Charles Hoth, W. Hoth, and W. Pasel.

 

BOLIGAN - In this city, on Monday, October 20th Annetta Rush, beloved wife of J.C. Boligan. Funeral from her late residence, 219 Main street west, Wednesday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

BUSKARD - In this city, on Tuesday, October 21, 1902, Susan C. Bastedo, beloved wife of Jeremiah Buskard, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence, 200 Ferrie street east, on Thursday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 1902

 

ECCLES - A cable was received yesterday announcing the death of John Eccles, 197 Mary street, who was on a visit to the old country.

 

DILLON - James Dillon, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the north end, passed away this morning at his residence, 391 John street north. The deceased came to Hamilton over 50 years ago, and for many years was engaged in the hotel business, at the corner of MacNab and Ferrie streets. Latterly he had been running a grocery store on John street north. For many years he had been a sufferer from kidney trouble and the end was not unexpected. He is survived by a widow, three sons - John and William, of Hamilton, and Joseph of Toronto, and one daughter Mrs. William Canary.


The funeral will take place to St. Lawrence’s church at 8:30 Friday morning.

In this city, on Wednesday, October 22, 1902, James Dillon. Funeral on Friday morning at 8:30 from his late residence 391 John street north, to St. Lawrence’s church, thence to Holy Sepulcher cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

CLARE (Preston) October 20 - The funeral of the late Claude Clare took place this afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, from his late residence Queen street. Claude was a favorite among the pupils of his room, the senior fourth, and was always willing and obliging in his ways. The scholars of his room contributed a beautiful wreath of roses and carnations bearing the words “Our Class Mate” and the other scholars sent a pillow of flowers for the coffin. Interment took place at the Preston cemetery.

 

BROWN - The funeral of Miss Ethel Eliza Brown, who died here on October 8th took place at Barrie on October 13. The services were conducted by Rev. J.J. Redditt, of Barrie. The pallbearers were H.D. Jamieson, Morley Duff, Geo. Wright, Wm. Hunter, Charles Lower, of Barrie, and Will Robertson, of Vine.

 

BOLIGAN - The funeral of Mrs. Boligan, wife of J.C. Boligan, chairman of the board of health, took place from her late residence, 310 Main street west, this afternoon. Rev. T. Albert Moore officiated. The pallbearers were; W. Campbell, W. Davidson, W.B. Robinson, E.H. Wands, A.C. Blake, W. MacCarthey. There was a large attendance including the members of the board of health.

 

TRUCKLE - At her late residence, 67 Pearl street north, on Monday, October 20, 1902, Ann, widow of the late Thomas Truckle, and eldest daughter of R.H. LeFevre, of Dunnville, formerly of Hamilton. Funeral private.

 

BUSKARD - In this city, on Tuesday, October 21, 1902, Susan C. Bastido, beloved wife of Jeremiah Buskard, aged 57 years. Funeral from her late residence, 200 Ferrie street east, on Thursday, October 23, at 2:30 p.m. to Hamilton cemetery.

 

Thursday, October 23, 1902

 

BUSKARD - The remains of Mrs. J. Buskard were consigned to their last resting place this afternoon, Rev. Mr. Hockey officiated. The pallbearers were; J. Rowe, A. Clutch, Wm. Main, A.Anstey, Wm. McAndrew, and R. Burns.

 

EDGAR - Mrs. Edgar, widow of the Robert Edgar, died unexpectedly yesterday. She attended the funeral of the late John Moodie on Tuesday, and appeared to be in good health. She was taken home early yesterday morning and passed away about noon. She had lived here 53 years.

In this city, on Wednesday October 22, Mary Watson, relict of the late Robert Edgar in her 69th year. Funeral Saturday afternoon from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Henry Norman, 556 York street   

Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 


HAMILTON (Collingwood) October 22 - The town was shocked today on hearing of the sudden death of Miss Mary Hamilton, eldest daughter of W.A. Hamilton, city postmaster. The deceased young lady was in good health, with the exception of a cold up to noon, when she went down town to make a few purchases. Returning she complained of feeling unwell and was seized with a fit of coughing, which super induced heart failure, and at 2:00 o’clock she expired before medical aid could be summoned.

 

LINDEMAN (St. Thomas) October 22 - Edward Ernest, second son of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Lindeman, Eagie, aged 24 years, shot himself at his home in Eagie yesterday. The shooting occurred about 12:00 o’clock and deceased lived until half past four, but never regained consciousness. While one of the members of the family was going upstairs, a noise was heard in one of the bedrooms, and upon investigation deceased was found unconsciousness with a revolver in his had and a bullet wound just above the right temple. Doctor Brock of this place was at once sent for but could do nothing. Dr. Dorland, of Rodney, coroner, was called, but deemed an inquest unnecessary.

Despondency brought on through sickness was the cause of the act, deceased having been sick since spring and only returning from the hospital at London last Wednesday.

 

GERMAINS - Conductor Germains died at Brockville of injuries received on the Canada Atlantic Railway.

 

PERRY - At Grimsby, on 22nd inst., Fara Theresa, beloved wife of James Perry, in her 39th year. Funeral from her husband’s residence at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, thence by 10:40 H.G.B. car to Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Hamilton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

DILLON - In this city, on Wedesday, October 22, 1902, James Dillon. Funeral on Friday morning at 8:30 from his late residence, 291 John street north, to St. Lawrence’s church, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Friday, October 24, 1902

 

FERGUSON - Conductor John Ferguson, who ran on the Penetanguishene branch of the G.T.R., died very suddenly last night. When he retired at Graham’s hotel, Allandale, he was apparently in good health, at 2:00 o’clock this morning he was found dead in his room. The deceased was an unmarried man he lived in Allandale.

He was well and favorable known in railroad circles.

 

KAY (St. George) October 24 - George Kay died on Wednesday morning. He had been ill for a long time.

 

SYER - Percy Syer, the eleven-year-old-son of S. Syer of Milton is dead of lockjaw, as a result of running a rusty nail into the calf of his leg while playing football.

 

PERRY - At Grimsby, on 22nd inst., Fara Theresa, beloved wife of James Perry, in her 28th year. Funeral from her husband’s residence at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, thence by 10:30 H.G.B. car to Holy Sepulchre cemetery, Hamilton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

EDGAR - In this city, on Wednesday, October 22, 1902, Mary Watson, relict of the late Robert Edgar, in her 60th year. Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2:30. From the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Henry Norman, 535 York street. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Saturday, October 25, 1902

 

PERRIE - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Perrie, 5 Elgin street, will regret to learn of the death of the three weeks old daughter, Constance, which occurred this morning. Tuesday evening, Mr. Perrie and members of his family had a narrow escape from asphyxiation by soft coal gas. The baby was the worst sufferer, a nurse and doctor having to work over it for some time before consciousness was restored. Although it lingered, the child never recovered from the effects of the accident. The other members of the family have all fully recovered.

 

PERRY (Grimsby) October 24 - Mrs. James Perry was taken ill about ten days ago, but her illness was not regarded as serious. It gradually developed into pneumonia, and in spite the best medical assistance, she passed peacefully away on Wednesday evening. She leaves a husband, and 5 small children to mourn her loss. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning to the Catholic church thence to Hamilton for internment.

 

GLENN (Kingston) October 24 - A message from Mississippi Station on the Kingston and Pembroke railway states that Charles Glenn, an unmarried man, by accident fell on the shingle saw in Allan Bros. Mill and was instantly killed, his head being almost severed from his body. He was about 25 years of age. His father and brother took the remains to Clarenden for burial.

 

GLASGOW - James Glasgow, Mayor of Prescott, Ont., died of haemorrhage of the lungs last evening.

 

CANNING - Conductor H. Canning, of the G.T.R., was seized with a stroke of paralysis while on his train at Ottawa, which resulted fatally. He is survived by a widow and five children.

 

SMITH - At her late residence, 134 Rebecca street, on Thursday, October 23rd, 1902, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Charles Smith, city messenger aged 74 years. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, October 27, 1902

 

HAMBURG - Death came unexpectedly yesterday morning to Francis Hamburg, a labourer, who resided over 297 York street. Saturday night, when he retired, Mr. Hamburg appeared to be in his usual good health. Yesterday morning, when his wife went to call him for breakfast, she found him cold in death. The police and Coroner Philp were at once notified. After viewing the remains the coroner decided that death was due to natural causes, and that an inquest was unnecessary.

The deceased was 53 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for a number of years. He is survived by a widow and two daughters.

 

CLARK - The death of Mrs. Clark, 126 York street, is announced. The deceased had been ill for some time.

 

STEWART - George Stewart, 28 Napier street, a well-known and respected citizen, is dead. He leaves two daughters and a widow to mourn his loss.


FATHERGILL - Rev. M.M. Fathergill, a retired Anglican clergyman, died in Toronto yesterday.

 

DUNNET - Thomas Dunnet died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday evening age 54. He was a prominent figure in North Toronto liberalism.

 

CURRIE (Peterboro) October 26 - Samuel Currie of this town was the victim of a very sad drowning accident in Rice Lake yesterday morning. He and E. Talbot, also of Peterboro, were out 200 yards from Curtis point about 7 a.m., hunting up a hide for duck shooting. While they were there thus engaged, one of the fowling pieces in the canoe was accidentally discharged, and a hole blown in the bottom of the boat, and it rapidly sank.

John Hogg and John McNutt heard the cries of the men for help. They put out from the point in a skiff. Currie was much the heavier man and his weight on one end of the canoe helped Talbot to keep afloat. The former sank however, before he could be reached. Talbot was taken to Sam Curtis house at the point, where he remained unconscious for some time, but gradually revived.

Currie was about 35 years of age, and leaves a widow and little daughter. He was a splendid hunter and a good swimmer. The accident occurred when the canoe was in a rice bed.

 

DUNCAN (Sault Ste Marie) October 26 - John Duncan, of the Canadian Soo lost his life yesterday by falling into the river at the ferry dock, Michigan Soo. Duncan was returning home from the water-power celebration across the river, and the ferry was just pulling out as he reached the wharf. He attempted to reach it by jumping but fell short, striking his head on the side of the ferry and sinking immediately. He was about 46 years of age, and leaves four children. His widow died two weeks ago in the general hospital here. His body was found this afternoon closed to where he sank.

 

STEPHENS (Barrie, Ontario) October 26 - John Stephens, one of Barrie’s best known retired business men, died suddenly on Sunday rowing home from a trout fishing trip to Eight Mile point, Lake Simcoe. He was accompanied by Thomas Johnston, and had been having splendid sport for the last two weeks. The camp had been broken up and the two old gentlemen were rowing to Hawkstone, to spend the night on the return trip to Barrie, when Mr. Stephens complained of a distressing pain in the heart. He lay down in the bottom of the boat, and Mr. Johnston

rowed hurriedly to the shore, but his comrade was dead before the boat grounded.

 

WOLFE (Toronto) October 27 - George Wolfe, a farmer 62 years of age, was killed by a C.P.R. freight train near Cooksville about 4 a.m., on Saturday. His nephew, who was on his way to his work in the city, and had met him shortly before, and afterwards went to his uncle’s home informing the people that he could not persuade him to return home. Wolfe had been ill for some time, and, it being feared that he might meet with an accident, the hired man was sent to fetch him home. Then it was said that the man’s mangled body was found on the tracks.

 

GILBERT (St. Thomas) October 26th - Jacob Gilbert, one of the oldest residence of Southwold, died suddenly Friday afternoon. He fell in a field while going to the barn to assist in the threshing, and in a few minutes was unconscious. He was born in Woodhouse 86 years ago and lived on the farm in which he died

 

SMITH - The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, wife of City Messenger Charles Smith, took place yesterday afternoon from her late residence, 124 Rebecca street, and was largely attended.


Rev. G.F. Salton was the officiating man at the house and grave. The pallbearers were; A. Harren. W. Buckingham, G. Kerr, H. Drape, A. Zimmerman, Chas. Bampfyide.

 

SPENCE (Toronto) October 27 - There passed away at the Western Hospital one of those sturdy pioneers who have contributed so largely to opening up to civilization and commerce vast regions which but a few years ago were unknown. Wm. Spence, a native of Inverness county, Scotland, 44 years ago entered the services of the Hudson Bay Company and came to this country. He held posts in the service of the company at various points north of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, and about 21 years ago was sent to Michipicoten river, where he remained as factor for 15 years. After 38 years faithful and zealous service he retired from active work, and had recently lived in Hamilton and Toronto. His death followed an illness of some duration, born with the same spirit which characterized as long and adventurous service in the employ of the Hudson Bay company. His only daughter, Mrs. John Meritt, and his son Thomas reside in Toronto. McEwen, another son, resides at Guelph, and Alexander, the third son lives at Winnipegosis.

The deceased was a brother of Capt. Spence of this city, and the funeral took place this afternoon from his residence 32 Sheaffe street.

 

HANLEY - The remains of Mrs. Mary Hanley, wife of Henry Hanley, formerly of this city, arrived from Alexandria, Ind. Saturday, and the funeral took place yesterday from the residence of Mrs. James Routh, 618 James street north. Many sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place, both Mr. and Mrs. Hanley being well and favorably known here since their childhood. Service was held at St. Lawrence’s church, Rev. Father Brady officiating. Besides her husband Mrs. Hanley left eight children to mourn her loss. Mr. Hanley, who came with the remains to Hamilton, will leave at 3:00 o’clock tomorrow morning for Alexandria.

 

LAND - Died at Bessemer, Ala., on Saturday October 25th, James S. Land. Funeral notice later.

 

FAIRFIELD - At Oakville, on Saturday, October 25th, 1902. suddenly of paralysis, James F. Fairfield, aged 70. Funeral at Oakville Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.

 

CLARKE - In this city on the 26th October, Mary, wife of James Clarke. Funeral will leave her late residence, 196 York street, Wednesday morning, at 8:30 a.m., for St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Freelton. Friends will please attend. No flowers.

 

STEWART - In this city on the 25th October, George Stewart. In the 48th year of his age. Funeral will leave his late residence No. 28 Napier street on Tuesday, October 28, at 12:00 a.m. sharp for Rymal cemetery. Friends will please attend.

 

Tuesday, October 28, 1902

 

LAND - The many friends of James S. Land will learn with regret of his sudden death, Bessemer, Ala., on October 25. Deceased was born in Dundas, where he was well known and highly respected. He worked at Bertram & Sons, and met with great success in his work. He was superintendent of the Union Foundry, Pullman, Ill., for ten years and since then had been superintendent of the Bessemer Soil Pipe company, Bessemer, Ala. His death is due to liver and kidney trouble, and was a great shock to his friends. He leaves a widow and one child, three brothers, and two sisters.- Peter from


Vancouver, Robert and Charles of Hamilton, Mrs. Hickey, of New York, and Mamie, of Dundas. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 8:30 from his brother’s residence 173 Oak avenue, to St. Patrick’s church thence to St. Augustine’s cemetery Dundas.

 

COLEMAN (West Flamboro) October 27 - Annie Coleman is in New York, where she went to attend the funeral of her brother, William last week.

 

HENDERSON (West Flamboro) October 27 - A memorial service in connection with the death of Wm. Henderson was held yesterday morning in the Presbyterian church at Christie. The members of Rockton, Elm, Lynden, and Copetown lodges of the A.O.U.W. attended in a body. Rev. S.W. Fisher preached a very impressive sermon. The choir also sang some very appropriate music. Bro. Henderson was one of the most highly respected residents of Beverley, an active and faithful official of the church and a Workman of nearly 21 years standing, having joined Elm lodge November 1, 1881. He affiliated with Rockton in July 1888, and was a member at the time of his death.

 

GRANT (Brockville) October 27 - A telegram has been received from Joseph Clarke dated at Dawson City, containing intelligence of the death in the Yukon of Herbert Grant, second son of James and Mrs. Grant, who reside a few miles out of Brockville. The message contained no particulars other than the deceased was killed in a mining accident. Grant was 37 years old. He went into the Yukon three years ago with his brother, and took up claims which were making good returns. They visited Brockville last winter and Herbert returned along.

 

GLYNN (Havelock, Ontario) October 27 - Mrs. Fred Glynn, about 19 years of age, living in this village, this afternoon committed suicide by taking strychnine. She had some words with her mother early in the afternoon over some local gossip, and afterwards walked about a mile to where her husband was working to tell him of it, returning to the house apparently alright. She then went to the drug store and bought five grains of strychnine signing her name for it and she wanted to kill some cats. When her husband returned from work, he found her lying dead on the bed. A cup containing some of the strychnine was found nearby.

 

STEWART - George H. Stewart, who died on October 25, was a son of the late Wm. B. Stewart, of the township of Binbrook belonging to one of the oldest and most respected families of that section of the country. The deceased’s grandfather was one of the early pioneers of the County of Wentworth, settling in the township of Binbrook when that country was nothing but a dense forest, and raised a large and respected family in that community. The deceased was afflicted with an incurable disease which extended over a period of three years. Although a great sufferer, he bore up with Christian fortitude. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss a wife, a daughter and a mother, of this city, and also two sisters, Mrs. D.A. Fletcher, of Emerald street north, this city, and Mrs. Alex Milmine, of the township of Grimsby, and also some half brothers and sisters in this city. The pallbearers at his funeral were: Andrew, Arthur, Cyrus, Morris, Alfred, and Hamilton Stewart, all cousins of the deceased and descendants of the old Stewart family.

 

PERRIN (Listowel, Ontario) October 27 - Word reached here this morning of the death of J. Perrin of Rosevile, near Berlin. He was visiting his sister at that place, and was kicked by a horse on Saturday, dying on Sunday, from the effects without regaining consciousness. Deceased was an old and highly respected citizen of this town.


BISHOP - John Bishop, a life-long resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake, died this morning, aged 60 years.

 

LAFRANCE - The dead body of Patrick Lafrance, a working man, was picked up on the Canadian Northern track at St. Anne yesterday.

 

GILBERT - Mrs. H. Gilbert, of Mansfield, who was badly burned in the fire that destroyed her home on Thursday last, died yesterday. The end came suddenly as was feared. She suffered terribly.

 

HARRISON - Early this morning, death’s call came suddenly to John Harrison, an inmate of the house of refuge. Mr. Harrison had been for years known as the refuge florist, and his greatest pleasure was to pass the summertime in his little garden plot on the grounds. This morning after breakfast, he started out, as was his custom, to sit in a chair in the garden. A short time afterwards,  another inmate found his dead body lying where it had fallen from the chair, over the flowers Mr. Harrison so much loved. The deceased had no friends in the city, so far as the management of the institution can discover.

 

CLARKE - In this city, on the 24th October, Mary, wife of James Clarke. Funeral will leave her late residence, 136 York street, Wednesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. for St. Mary’s Cathedral thence for Freelton. Friends will please attend. No flowers.

 

TURNER - At his parents’ residence 143 Bold street, on Monday, October 27th, 1902, Wilfred G.A. Turner, only son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Turner, aged 4 years and 3 months. Funeral took place this afternoon. Private.

 

LAND - Died in Bessemer, Ala., on Saturday, October 26th, James S. Land. Funeral from the residence of his brother, 173 Oak avenue on Wednesday, October 29, at 8:30 a.m, to St. Patrick’s church, thence to St. Augustine’s cemetery, Dundas.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 1902

 

HARRISON - The funeral of John G. Harrison, who died suddenly at the house of refuge yesterday, will take place from Blachford’s & Son’s establishment tomorrow afternoon, and will be under the charge of the St. George’s Society. The internment will be at St. George’s plot at the cemetery.

 

TENEYCK - Ald. M.H. Teneyck died at the City hospital at 12:30 today after the briefest sort of an illness from appendicitis. The news of his sudden taking off will be a terrible shock to his many friends as it was only yesterday morning at an early hour when he was taken sick. He attended the meeting of the City council on Monday night, and took an active in the debates, appearing to be as well as usual. Shortly afternoon 3:00 on Tuesday morning, he was attacked, severe pains in the region of the vermiform appendix giving him warning of serious trouble. Though his medical attendance made all preparations for an operation it was found that it was too late to be of any use, and other means were resorted to in the effort to save the sick man’s life. But they were unavailable,  death coming at the hour above named.


The deceased had lived in Hamilton for many years and was known all over the country as an expert in his profession as Veterinary. He was unmarried and leaves his loss two brothers - Joseph, of the fire department and Rev. John Teneyck, of London, the latter arriving in the city in time to be with his brother before his death.

 

MORRISON (London, Ontario) October 20 - Peter A. Morrison, a C.P.R. engineer, residing at 701 Queens avenue this city, died while on duty last night. The deceased left here at 9:30 p.m. on a special west-bound freight apparently in the best of health. When the train reached North Bothwell at 11:30 he was observed by his fireman to reel and fall, as if in a faint. Mr. Morrison was at once carried into the station and died immediately. Heart failure was given as the cause of death.

 

BENSON (St. Catharines) October 28 - Miss Muriel Benson, a young lady, highly connected and who moved in the leading social circles of the city, was tonight accidentally and fatally shot by her only brother, Carl, aged 14 years. The boy was examining a small Stevens rifle in the house about 8:00 o’clock when it was accidentally discharged, the bullet entering the rear portion of the young lady’s neck near the junction with the head. Doctor Merritt and Greenwood were summoned but the victim expired about five minutes after the shooting. Deceased was the only surviving daughter of Mrs. William Benson of Academy street, and had many relatives and friends in Toronto.

 

BREEN (St. Catharines, Ontario) October 28 - One of the oldest residents of the city died last evening in the person of Sergt. Patrick Breen. The deceased was born in Ramore, Killarney, Ireland, in 1812 and enlisted in the Forty-ninth regiment at Felhard in 1840, serving afterwards in the eighty-ninth regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles. He saw regular service in China, the East Indies, Malta, and Gibralter, and received his discharge in 1862.

 

LAND - The funeral of the late James S. Land, who died in Bessimer, Ala., took place this morning from the residence of his brother, 173 Oak avenue. The remains were taken to St. Patrick’s church, where Rev. Father Whibbs said High Mass. Interment took place in St. Augustine’s cemetery, Dundas. Rev. Father Crofton officiated at the grave. The funeral was largely attended.

 

VAN NORMAN - At her late residence, 26 Spring street on Wednesday morning, October 29, Elizabeth Bell, widow of the late Abner E. Van Norman, in the 77th year of her age. Funeral notice later.

 

TEN EYCK - In this city on October 29, 1902, Merritt Harris Ten Eyck. Funeral from his late residence, 114 Catharine street south, Friday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

SHERIDAN - Died, at Freelton, 29th inst., Robert Sheridan, aged 71 years. Funeral Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Internment at Carlisle cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Thursday, October 30, 1902

 

STOCK - Peter Stock, a farmer of Caroga Lake, near Gloversville, was shot shortly afternoon yesterday by John Halloran one of a hunting party in mistake for a deer.

 

PATTERSON (Durham, Ontario) October 29 - A man about seventy years of age, was found lying in the snow at the River Bank, two miles north west of here at 7:00 o’clock this morning by Wm.


Johnson a farmer. The man was unconscious and dying. He was hastily driven to town but expired before reaching here without regaining consciousness.

Several telegrams describing the dead man’s appearance were sent out and a message was received from Walkerton stating that it was Wm. Patterson, an eccentric character, who peddled through the country. He was reputed to be worth a couple of thousand dollars.

Some say that his first wife who left him 20 years ago, was so incensed at his marrying another woman a few weeks ago, that she threatened to issue a warrant against him for bigamy, and that the old man, fearing arrest, had left for other parts. On close examination, several bruises were found mainly on the face. An inquest will likely be held.

 

HYATT (Chatham, Ontario) October 29 - David Hyatt, of Baldoon, while carrying a basket past the offices of the Chatham Loan and Savings company this afternoon, fell and struck his head severely on the curb stone. He was carried into the company’s offices and physicians summoned, but he expired some fifteen minutes later.

 

MORRISON (Chatham, Ontario) October 29 - Engineer Peter Morrison dropped dead at Bothwell yesterday at midnight. He was alighting from his cab to oil his engine and was suddenly taken with heart failure. Mr. Morrison had been complaining of illness during the night, but had no idea of giving up his train. The remains were removed to deceased’s home in London.

 

LOCKE (St. Thomas) October 29 - Wm J. Locke, for 56 years a farmer in the township of Yarmouth, just east of the city was killed this afternoon. A cow with only one horn had calved during the afternoon, and Mr. Locke led the calf in front of the cow while his wife was milking her. The cow attacked Mr. Locke, piercing him above the heart with her horn, severing the main artery, and he died instantly. Deceased was born in Somerset, England, and was 74 years of age. He leaves, besides his wife, three sons and two daughters. He was one of the most prosperous farmers and cattle dealers in Elgin county.

 

WATSON (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) October 29 - Robert Watson, an Algoma passenger conductor, was killed at Michipicoten on Tuesday, being caught between and the trucks while shunting. He died three hours after the accident, in Helen Mine hospital. He was 32 years of age and leaves a widow and a young son. The body was taken to his former home, Havelock, Ontario for burial.

 

BENSON (St. Catharines) October 28 - The awful fatality of Tuesday night, by which Miss Muriel Benson lost her life, through the careless handling of a rifle in the hands of her brother, Carl, aged fourteen years, has caused profound grief throughout the city. It appears that young Carl Benson and Earl McCallum were in the kitchen of the Benson residence, when Carl undertook to explain how the cartridge is withdraw from the rifle. He was cautioned by his sister to be more careful in handling the weapon, and she told Carl he would kill someone if he was not careful. To this Carl replied that he handled guns long enough to know what he was doing, and he continued to demonstrate. Several times he placed the cartridge and withdrew it, and finally he laid the rifle down neglecting to unload it. He was asked by his sisters to do some little chore. “Alright,” he said, “I will, just as soon as I draw a bead on you”, and he raised the rifle to his shoulder and pressed the trigger as he spoke. The bullet entered the young lady’s brain and she was dead in five minutes. Miss Benson was 21 years of age, and was the sole surviving daughter, another daughter having died a couple of months ago.


HINDLEY (Guelph, Ontario) October 29 - Rev. Dr. Hindley died this morning at his residence on Liverpool street. Since last July Dr. Hindley had been very ill, being confined to his room during a large part of the time.

He had been in failing health for four or five years, having given up his regular work in the pastorate four years ago, when he removed, with his family to this city, where he had since resided. The cause of death was diabetes.

 

WANNAMAKER (Port Hope) - October 29 - Dr. Corbett, coroner, acting under instructions from Crown Attorney Kerr, will hold an inquest tomorrow to inquire into the death of James Wannamaker, who was found dead on the G.T.R. track about three miles west of here, a week ago last Sunday. The body who has not been claimed by the father and still lies at the undertakers. A suspicion of foul play has been aroused, owing to a stab in the lower part of the stomach, which entered the bowels and has the appearance of having been caused by a knife.

 

FINNEY (Toronto) October 29 - Mrs. Finney, 30 Teraulay street, was seized with a hemorrhage about 2:00 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the rear of the city hall. Medical aid was summoned but the woman expired before the doctor arrived. Mr. Finney had the dead body removed to his home in the ambulance.

 

TOWNS (Toronto) October 30 - Harry A. Towns, while attempting to board the North Bay train as it was moving out from Gravenhurst station yesterday afternoon, fell under the wheels and was killed. Some few days ago deceased and Michael Waters entered into a partnership, and purchased the Burrell house at Huntsville. They left Toronto yesterday morning to take possession of the hotel. Mr. Towns was unmarried, and about 45 years of age.

 

TEN EYCK - In this city on October 29, 1902, Merritt Harris Ten Eyck. Funeral from his late residence, 114 Catharine street south, Friday October 31, at 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

VAN NORMAN - At her late residence, 26 Spring street, on Wednesday morning, October 29, Elizabeth Bell, widow of the late Abner E. Van Norman, in the 77th year of her age. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Private.

 

Friday, October 31, 1902

 

ROUND (Toronto) October 31 - Albert E. Round was found dead on the floor of his room, at 57 Cornwall street, about noon yesterday. There was nothing to show the cause of death. Round was 58 years of age. He was a civic employee and several weeks ago he injured his knee in a post hole. When examined by Doctor Sheard, it was entertained that the injury on Friday would be permanent. It is said that after that he appeared despondent. He was living alone but leaves a widow and married daughter who reside in the city.

 

GILBERT - Doctor H.S. Gilbert, of Brooklin, a young practitioner of great promise, died yesterday.

 

MOORE - Charles K. Moore, of the firm of Dillon & Moore, shoe merchants, St. Catharines, died suddenly yesterday morning of heart failure.


HALKIES - Geo. Halkies, a well-known thresher, of Mons, died yesterday from injuries received by the overturning of the smokestack of his engine a few days ago.

 

BENSON - An inquest was held on the body of Miss Muriel Benson, St. Catharines, who was accidentally shot by her young brother Carl Tuesday evening. After hearing the evidence the jury brought in a verdict of accidental death.

 

JOYCE (London, Ontario) October 3 - Frederick Joyce, an old resident of Byron, committed suicide by hanging early this morning. A fit of despondency, due to financial embarrassment, is supposed to have been the cause. Joyce was 64 years of age, unmarried and lived alone in a small house in the village. He earned a livelihood by working for the neighboring farmers, but at no time was he over prosperous. This morning shortly before 6:00 o’clock, George Summner, an employee of the waterworks, went to the barn to feed his horse, and was surprised to find Joyce hanging by a rope to a shaft thrown over two beams. Joyce had made doubly sure of his work. He left this note. “I appoint Wm. Griffith, of Byron, and my brother Cyrenius Joyce, of Kilworth, to be my executors. Will you dispose of the pigs and pay so much on the dollar to my creditors, and give my brother Cyrenius all the furniture in the house”.

On the back of the note was a list of the persons to whom Joyce owed money, and also a list of those indebted to him. Joyce belongings consisted of a few pieces of furniture and fourteen pigs.

 

GILES (Windsor, Ontario) October 30 - William Giles, 14 year old son of patrol man Giles, of this city, was run over and instantly killed this afternoon. The lad was riding on the seat of a wagon, in which was a heavy load off dirt from an excavation. He was jolted from the seat and before the driver could stop the rear wheel passed over the boy’s head, crushing it to a pulp. Death was instantaneous.

 

LOCKE (St. Thomas) October 30 - Wm. J. Locke was instantly killed yesterday by being gored by a cow. After the fatal blow, the animal broke loose and knocked Mrs. Locke down twice. She grabbed it by the horn and managed to protect herself until she got out of the stable. Mrs. Locke is confined to her bed from being badly bruised from the encounter.

 

SEWELL - At the residence of her niece, Mrs. W.N.B. Thomas, 132 Harrison street, Toronto, on October 30, 1902, Susan F. Fenton, aged 82 years, relict of the late Charles R.M. Sewell, late of H.M. Customs, Hamilton. Funeral on arrival of 3:10 C.P.R. train, Saturday, November 1. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

TUCK - On October 31, 1902, At her late residence township of Nelson, Mary Ann Tuck, aged 90 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Monday at 2:00 p.m. Friends are invited to attend. Interment at Waterdown cemetery.

 

Saturday, November 1, 1902

 

WALTON - Miss Isabelle Walton’s uncle, Robert F. Walton, died in Toronto last evening. The deceased was an ex-member of the Queens Own, and for a number of years he was chief statistical clerk in the customs house.


Robert F. Walton, for many years chief statistical clerk of H.M. customs, Toronto and auditor for the British American Assurance company and the Central of Canada Loan company died last evening after a short illness at the age of 56 years.

 

MORTIMER (Toronto) November 1 - Dalton Mortimer, who was injured at the Gurney Foundry works on Thursday, died in St. Michael’s hospital at 1:00 0'clock this morning. Mortimer was assisting to move some radiators, when ne of the heaters fell on him, fracturing his knee cap. Yesterday pneumonia developed and despite the best efforts of the hospital doctors, Mortimer passed away. Deceased was 23 years of age, and was a son of Richard Mortimer, a well-known resident of Orangeville.

 

DAWSON (Ottawa) - Simon James Dawson, who represented Algoma in the Ontario Legislature from 1874, to 1878, when he was returned to the Dominion Parliament for the same Constituency and represented it until the general election of 1891, died here last night.

In politics he was at first Independent, but finally became Conservative. Heart failure was the cause of death. His brother, Rev. Father Dawson, known as the protestant priest, died here a few years ago. Simon Dawson must have been about 89 years of age. He never gave his age always being sensitive to this point.

 

TUCK (Waterdown) - One of Waterdown’s oldest residents passed away yesterday morning in the person of Mrs. Tuck, at the old age of 93. She leaves to mourn eight daughters and one son.

October 31, 1902, at her late residence township of Nelson, Mary Ann Tuck, aged 93 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence Monday at 2:00 p.m. Friends are invited to attend. Internment at Waterdown cemetery.

 

KAY (St. George) November 1 - The funeral of the late George Kay took place Saturday last to the Methodist cemetery.

 

WAIT (St. George) - George S. Wait, who died on Thursday last after an illness of two months, was buried last Sunday afternoon. The Masons attended in a body. They were assisted by brethren from Paris, and Brantford. Mr. Wait was at one time clerk of the third division court on the County of Brant.

 

TAYLOR - Mrs. Jane Taylor died in Alexandria, Egypt, of cholera on October 18th aged 71 years. Mrs. Taylor leaves many sorrowing friends both in Egypt and Canada. Her daughter’s address is Mrs. Craften, Balkeley, Ramish, Egypt.

 

PATRICK - On Saturday November 1, at his parents’ residence, Tecumseh street, Mountain Top, Herbert Royal, dearly beloved and only son of Arthur and Bertie Patrick, age 10 years and 23 days. Funeral at 2:00 o’clock Monday. Friends will accept this intimation.

 

SPRINGER - On Friday, October 31, 1902, at the residence of his son-in-law, C.S. Cochran, 53 East avenue south, Aaron Springer, aged 68 years and 4 months. Funeral (Private) - Monday at 7:45 a.m. to the Grand Trunk Stuart street station. Internment at Ayr, Ontario.


SNODGRASS - In this city, on Friday, October 31, 1902, Janet Holborne, relict of the late William Snodgrass, aged 72 years. Funeral from her late residence, 11 Sophia street on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

November 3, 1902

 

FRASER - Hamilton lost another highly respected resident yesterday, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraser, who died at her home 21 West avenue south, after a short illness. She was 82 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for about a quarter of a century. Four sons are left to mourn her loss. They are; R.P.L., A.J.J. with Balfour & company, city, and W.J., and J.G. both away from home. The funeral will take place at 8:00 Wednesday afternoon.

On Sunday, November 2, 1902, at her late residence, 21 West avenue south, Elizabeth, relict of the late Alexander T. Fraser, aged 82 years. Funeral Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

BASTEDO -About a week ago, while attending the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Buskard, Mrs. Martha A. Bastedo, wife of A.C. Bastedo, 128 West avenue north, was taken suddenly ill. When she got home, a doctor was sent for, and all that could be done was done for her. She passed away yesterday. She was 63 years of age, and besides a husband, leaves three sons - Gilbert , George, and Harry - and one daughter - Mrs. E. Slyford- to mourn her loss. The remains will be taken to Paris for internment Tuesday.

On Sunday November 2, at her late residence 128 West avenue north, Martha A. wife of S.C. Bastedo aged 63 years and 8 months. Funeral Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. to the Grand Trunk Stuart street station. Interment at Paris, Ontario.

 

PETERSON - At his residence, Stony Creek, on Sunday, November 2, 1902, John Wesley Peterson, aged 39 years. Funeral from his late residence on Wednesday, at 3 p.m. Interment at Stony Creek cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

John Wesley Peterson died yesterday at his home, Stony Creek. He was 39 years of age.

 

LYLE - Miss Janet Lyle, daughter of Mrs. Martha Lyle, 262 Wellington street north, died early Saturday evening.  She had resided in Hamilton all her life and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon. Typhoid fever was the cause of death.

On Saturday, November 1, 1902, at her mother’s residence 262 Wellington street north, Janet, third daughter of Mrs.Martha and the late Andrew Lyle. Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (Private).

 

SNODGRASS - The remains of the late Mrs. Janet Snodgrass were interred this afternoon. The funeral, which took place from her late residence 11 Sophia street was largely attended. Rev. R. Martin conducted the religious

services.

 

SPRINGER - The remains of the late Aaron Springer, were taken to Ayr, Ontario, this morning for internment. A short service for relatives and friends was conducted by Rev. John Young at the residence of C.B. Cochrane, son-in-law of deceased.

 

ROBSON - W.B. Robson, Locke street north, received a telegram from Brooklin, Ontario, announcing the death of his brother John. Mr. and Mrs. Robson left at once for Brooklin.


LOTTRIDGE - Mrs. Lottridge, wife of Daniel Lottridge, died yesterday afternoon. The deceased was in her usual health up until seven weeks ago, and the end came yesterday. Mrs. Lottridge was an estimable lady, both in her home and to the community, and always ready to give a helping hand in times of need. She will be missed by many friends both old and young. Mr. and Mrs. Lottridge were married over 54 years ago.

 

LEACH (Alymer) November 2 - Elpha, the three-year-old daughter of Moses Leach, Harvey street, was drowned in the cistern of her home about 11 o’clock this morning. Her mother had been drawing water and had left the cover of the cistern off. It is supposed the little one attempted to draw water and fell in. The child was soon discovered in the water but when taken out by the mother and some neighbours, she was quite dead.

 

RATTEY - P. Rattey, who for many years was doorkeeper on the senate chamber, and who was superannuated two or three years ago died Saturday. Mr.Rattey was about 70 years of oage.

 

MARTIN - In this city on November 2, 1902, Hector H. Martin, a native of Westbury, Wiltshire, England, in his 64th year. Funeral Wednesday November 3, from A.O.F.Hall, James street north at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. (St. Catharines papers please copy)

 

Tuesday, November 4, 1902

 

ECCLES - Further particulars have been received from England of the death of John E. Eccles, which occurred at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire on October 31. It will be remembered that Mr. Eccles left here on August 6th, for a trip to England. He was expected home on the Oceanic on October 8th, but was taken ill with congestion of the lungs. He also suffered from erysipelas, and never recovered from the illness. Interment took place at Bamber Bridge on October 24th.

On Tuesday, October 21, 1902, John Edward Eccles, of 197 Mary street, while on a visit to his sister’s at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, England, and was interred at St. Saviour’s church Bamber Bridge, on October 24, 1902.

 

CAMPBELL - Walter Campbell, foreman of the Times newsroom, died very unexpectedly last night at his residence, Hunter street east. He was at work as usual yesterday. Last evening he went out and had an electric bath. Shortly after he retired, Mrs. Campbell thought she heard him calling her and when she went to his room she found him unconscious. A physician was summoned but Mr. Campbell passed away.

The deceased was born in Montreal in 1835, and came to Hamilton with his parents in 1839. He served his apprenticeship as a printer in the Journal and Express. Afterwards he worked on the Banner and Spectator. Then he went to the Times, where he had been employed for thirty one years, about 20 years of which he was the foreman of the newsroom. He was a member of the order of Odd Fellows, Purple Encampment, and Regina Council, Royal Arcanum. He leaves a widow, one daughter Mrs. Eckert, of Dover, Del, and one son Walter R. Campell of Buffalo.

Mr. Campbell was highly esteemed and his death is greatly regretted. He was a quiet, reserved man, but to his friends he was companionable and genial. His death takes away another of the veteran printers, the ranks of which are rapidly being reduced.

Suddenly on Monday, November 3, 1902, Walter F. Campbell aged 67 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence 230 Hunter street east, Thursday at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


TUCK (Burlington) - Several from here attended the funeral today at Waterdown of Mrs. Chas. Tuck, who died at the remarkable old age of 93.

 

FRASER - On Sunday November 2, 1902, at her late residence, 21 West avenue south, Elizabeth, relict of the late Alexander T. Fraser, aged 82 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MARTIN - In this city, on November 2, 1902, Hector H. Martin, a native of Westbury Wiltshire, England in his 64th year, Funeral Wednesday November 5, from A.O.F. Hall, James street north 2:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. (St. Catharines papers please copy)

 

PETERSON- At his residence, Stony Creek, on Sunday, November 2, 1902, John Wesley Peterson. Aged 39 years. Funeral from his late residence on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Stony Creek cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, November 5, 1902

 

PEARSON - Mrs. William Pearson, an old resident of Barton township, died on November 4. Heart disease was the cause of death, and the end was unexpected. The deceased attended a family reunion at her son’s place on Sunday, and appear to be in her usual good health. Yesterday afternoon, she suddenly passed away. She leaves a husband and one son, John, who is employed on the street railway. A large circle of friends will regret the death.

In this city, on November 4, 1902, Catharine beloved wife of William Pearson, Barton, aged 74 years a native of Inverness. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m., 117 East avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery.

Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

McKECHNIE (Dundas) November 5 - Robert McKechnie, Sr., one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Dundas, died last night. He was the father of Collector of Customs McKechnie.

The deceased was 65 years of age and was born in Colrain, Ireland. He came to Dundas sixty  years ago, and followed the business of ironworker for a number of years. He had been ill only about a week.

 

HAYHURST - Rev. William Hayhurst, one of the best known of the older ministers of the Methodist church, died in Watford Monday, after a lingering illness.

 

LOTTRIDGE - Yesterday afternoon, many relatives and friends gathered at the residence of the late Mrs. Daniel Lottridge to pay a last respect. After the usual services at the house, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Fruitland church. Rev. Mr. Mitchell, assisted by Rev. Mr. Morrow of Bartonville, had charge of the services. Both ministers spoke very highly of the Christian character of deceased, she by her straight-forwardness gained a host of friends. The deceased was a member of the Stewart family.

 

JOYCE (Toronto) November 5 - A curious story is told of the recent suicide of Frederick Joyce, of Byron, in East Middlesex by Shaw Wood, president of the East Middlesex Liberal-Conservative


association. Joyce, it appears, was bribed by the Liberals at the last election, and was again bribed to deny his guilt when the protest was threatened. Later he confessed the whole affair, and on hearing that it would be put in evidence at the election trial, became despondent and finally hanged himself. The sordid drama cast a curious lurid side-light upon the methods adopted by some Liberal workers to carry their elections and the unforseen results of the machinations.

 

CAMPBELL - Suddenly on Monday, Nov. 3, 1902, Walter P. Campbell, aged 67 years. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 220 Hunter street east, Thursday, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

COOPER - On Wednesday Nov. 5, 1902, at No. 142 Mary street, Davis Wilson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Cooper, aged 1 year and 8 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

GOODALE - In this city on Nov. 4, 1902, James Goodale, in his 71st year. Funeral from his son’s residence, 190 King William street, Friday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

PEARSON - In this city, Nov. 4, 1902, Catharine, beloved wife of William Pearson, Barton, aged 74 years, a native of Inverness, Scotland. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from her son’s residence,  John Pearson, 117 East avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Thursday, November 6, 1902

 

GOODFELLOW - Mrs. Harriet S. Goodfellow, widow of Rev. John Goodfellow, and sister of the late Mrs. Thomas C. Watkins, died in Toronto yesterday. She was a resident of Toronto for many years, and previous a resident of Guelph. Deceased was an amiable Christian lady, and took a deep interest in church work. Her funeral takes place tomorrow.

 

TWILL (Whitby, Ontario) November 4 - Mrs. James Twill, wife of a well-known farmer in Pickering township, two miles west of here, died early this morning as a result of being frightfully burned yesterday, while throwing out of doors a pot of roofing tar that had caught fire on the kitchen stove.

 

COOPER - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ed A. Cooper will be sorry to hear of the death of their infant son Davis, which occurred early Wednesday morning at their home, Mary street. He was a bright lovable little fellow, and will be greatly missed by many. Much sympathy is expressed for the parents in their sad bereavement.

 

MELLA - John Mella, a moulder, in the employ of the Hamilton Wheel and Foundry, was called to his long rest very unexpectedly this morning. He was apparently in good health when he arrived at the shop shortly before seven o’clock. While he was sitting with his fellow workmen waiting for the whistle to blow, he suddenly fell forward. His brother-in-law and others ran to his assistance, but he was beyond human aid and died before medical assistance could be summoned. Coroner Wolverton was called in and gave the certificate of death from heart failure. The body was removed to J.H.


Robinson & company’s undertaking establishment, to be prepared for burial, and out of respect for the memory of deceased the molding shop was closed for the day.

The deceased resided at 45 Melbourne street. He was 58 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for nearly 20 years. Besides a widow, he leaves to mourn his loss three sons and one daughter, all grown up. The molders union will have charge of the funeral, which will take place Sunday.

 

CAMPBELL - A large number of sorrowing friends attended the funeral of the late Walter P. Campbell, foreman of the Times newsroom, which took place this afternoon from his late residence, 220 Hunter street east. The high esteem in which deceased was held was shown by the large number of beautiful tributes which surrounded the casket. Among them were two large designs - one from the Times Business office staff, and the other from the mechanical department. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. G.F. Salton, and the pallbearers : H.F. Gardener, George M. Bagwell, and Henry Bennett, representing the employees of the Times printing company, and John Huxatable, George F. King, and James Lithgow, representing Commercial lodge, C.O.O.F.

 

KAISER - The many friends of Mrs. Amelia Kaiser, wife of Frank Kaiser, the well-known hotel man will regret to learn of her death which occurred yesterday at her home, 141 Caroline street south. She had been in poor health for some time and the end was not expected. Deceased was 64 years of age. The funeral will take place at 3:00 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

 

BOULTBEE (Toronto) November 5 - The death of a well-known Toronto citizen occurred at his residence , 52 St. Alban’s street yesterday, when William Boultbee, C.E. passed away. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Sir William Mulock, and divided his life between Canada and India.

The deceased gentleman was born in England in 1832. In his early life he came to Ancaster, Ont., with his parents. When still a young man he went to India and was employed on the original construction of the Madras railway, and other important works. In 1883, Mr. Boultbee retired, and returned to Toronto, where he had since lived a quiet life. He was an enthusiastic chess player, and for some years champion of Canada. He was a member of the Athenaeun Club. He married Miss Mulock of New Market, sister of the Post Master General, and is survived by his widow and six children.

The cause of his death was liver trouble, contracted during his residence in India.

 

GIBBS (Toronto) November 6 - William H. Gibbs died at his late residence, 16 Spruce street yesterday morning, aged 79 years. Mr. Gibbs was for many years a resident of Oshawa where with his brother, the late Hon. T.M. Gibbs, he conducted a large milling business. Deceased represented North Ontario in Federal House, and rendered invaluable support to the administration of the late Sir John A. Macdonald. His brother, Hon. T.N. Gibbs, sat as a representative of South Ontario.

Mr. Gibbs was a director of the Confederation Life. He was a member and official of the Sherbourne street Methodist church. His wife preceded to the grave last June. He leaves one son and two daughters.

 

SMITH (Lions Head) Ontario - November 5 - Kenneth Smith, who worked for David Morrow, a farmer living eight miles from here, while driving home last night, met with a fatal accident. His horses ran away, upsetting the wagon and throwing him out. His head struck a log beside the road. He died in a few hours without regaining consciousness. His relatives are unknown here.


LOCKHART - James Lockhart, member of the firm of Lockhart & Sons, manufacturers agents, Toronto, died suddenly on Tuesday.

 

HALL - Thomas A. Hall, aged 82 and an old citizen, who died in London on Friday last, left a will disposing of an estate for $70,000.

 

MARJERRISON - Norman H. Marjerrison, who left his home at Gravel Hill, Stormont county on Thanksgiving day for Sudbury, has been drowned at White Fish lake.

 

LOCKHART - William Lockhart, a retired farmer and lumberman, and one of the veterans of sixty-four, died yesterday at the home of his daughter in Woodstock. Deceased was 75 years of age.

 

THOMPSON - The many friends of Charles Thompson will be grieved to hear of his sudden death yesterday. The deceased had been in comparatively good health until two weeks ago. Apoplexy was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Thompson was favorably known in Hamilton, having been a resident for several years. For many years the deceased was employed at Copp’s foundry.

A widow is left to mourn his loss. He was a member of A.O.F., also the Veterans Association.

 

KAISER - In this city, on Thursday, November 6th, 1902, Amelia beloved wife of Frank Kaiser, in her 49th year. Funeral Saturday at 3:00 o’clock from her late residence, 162 Caroline street south. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

COOPER - On Wednesday November 5, 1902, at No. 143 Mary street, Davis Wilson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Cooper, aged 1 year and 5 months. Funeral Friday at 2.p.m. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

GOODALE - In this city on November 4th, 1902, James Goodale, in his 71st year. Funeral from his son’s residence, 180 King William street, Friday, November 7, at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Friday, November 7, 1902

 

LEITH - At an early hour this morning, death relieved of her patiently born sufferings, Mrs. Ann Henderson, widow of the late William Leith. Mrs. Leith was 71 years of age and had resided in Hamilton for over 40 years. For some time she had been a sufferer from paralysis and the end was not unexpected. She leaves a family four sons - Wm., of Chicago, Alex, John, and Ernest J., all of Hamilton, and two daughters - Mary, who lives at home, and Mrs. Calvin Davis. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence 29 Erie avenue.

At 25 Erie avenue, on Friday, November 7, 1902, Ann Henderson, widow of the late William Leith in her 71st year. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

 

BALLLANTYNE (Toronto) November 7 - Robert Ballantyne, of Farquhar, Ont., while returning from the west, was crossing over to the station at North Bay, when he fell into the hole of the turnstile in front of the station, sustaining a fracture of the right thigh and internal injuries. Yesterday he was brought to the general hospital here, and although everything possible was done for him, he died at 9 p.m.


JONES (Toronto) November 7 - An old and widely-known member of the Canadian judiciary passed away at a late hour last night in the person of Stephen Jones, for nearly half a century judge of the county court of Brant. His death occurred at the residence of his son, S.A. Jones, at 117 Howland avenue, Toronto. The deceased was in his 81st year, and had been in failing health for some time. The late Judge Jones was born at Stony Creek, Wentworth County, in 1821, and came of U.E. Loyalist stock. He was educated at Hamilton high school and entered the profession of law. For some years he practiced at Hamilton with the late F.B. Freeman, under the firm name of Freeman & Jones. In 1853, at the age of 32, he was appointed judge of the then newly-created county of Brant. In that position, he continued until his voluntary retirement in 1897 when Judge Hardy was appointed his successor. For many years he was chairman of the board of county judges of the province.

His surviving children are; John W. Jones, barrister, Hamilton, Charles B. Jones, of the Crown lands department of Toronto, late lieutenant-Colonel, of the Dufferin Rifles, Brantford, T.Henry Jones, City engineer of Brantford, S. Alfred Jones, barrister of Toronto and Mrs. George Kerr of Madison avenue, Toronto.

The funeral will take place from the court-house Brantford, at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

On Thursday, November 6th at No. 117 Howland avenue, Toronto, Steven James Jones, late County Judge of Brant in his 81st year. Funeral from Court House, Brantford on Saturday the 8th inst., at 2:30 p.m.

 

IMRIE - John Imrie, printer the well-known Scottish-Canadian poet died last night in Toronto.

 

McMORRAN - George A. McMorran, a well-known resident of the east end of Toronto, died on Thursday.

 

STEWART - Wm. Stewart, the janitor of the Emergency hospital Toronto, was found dead on his bed yesterday morning.

 

SMITH - Sterling, Hastings county, has lost its oldest inhabitant by death, in the person of Peter P. Smith, who had attained a great age of 101 years and nearly 8 months.

 

YORKE (Kingston, Ont.) November 6 - A shooting accident occurred at Erinsville, where by a boy aged eight, son of Angus Yorke lost his life. The little fellow was playing with his sister in a shed near the house, while outside parties were shooting at a target. In some way, a bullet passed through the shed, struck the lad behind the ear and caused immediate death.

 

ALDERSON - At Carlisle, on November 5, 1902, John Alderson, aged 51 years. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MALLIN - In this city, on November 6th, 1902, John Mallin, in his 57th year. Funeral from his late residence, 45 Melbourne, Sunday, November 9th at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. A memorial service will be held in Herkimer Baptist church on Sunday evening.

 

CAREY - At Millgrove, on November 6th, Richard Carey, in his 77th year. Funeral from his late residence Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice. Vancouver papers please copy.


Saturday, November 8, 1902

 

THOMPSON - The members of Court Pride of Ontario, A.O.F., had charge of the funeral of the late Charles Thompson which took place this afternoon from his late residence, 90 Magill street. The funeral was largely attended. Rev. R. Martin conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were members of the A.O.F.

 

CAREY - Richard Carey, an old and highly respected resident of East Flamboro, died on Thursday. A large circle of friends will regret his death. He was 72 years old and is survived by three sons, and three daughters.- J.R., S.M., and J.E. Carey, Mrs. J.C. Williams, Vancouver, and Mrs. Levi Baker of Hamilton.

 

McLARTY - Doctor D. McLarty, the prominent physician of St. Thomas, died yesterday after a year’s illness and an operation in Buffalo.

 

MURRAY - A serious shooting accident happened about a mile from Brucefield, Ontario yesterday afternoon, when Philip Murray, proprietor of the American House accidentally shot himself while out hunting. It is not expected that he would recover.

 

LEITH - At 29 Erie avenue, Hamilton, on Friday, Nov. 7, 1902, Ann Henderson, widow of the late William Leith, in her 71st year. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

 

FOWLER - On Friday November 7, 1902, at Waterdown, Mary Marshall, beloved wife of James Fowler, in her 68th year. Funeral at 1 p.m. Sunday to Waterdown cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, November 10, 1902

 

CAREY - Followed by a large number of relatives and friends, the remains of the late Richard Carey, of Millgrove were laid at rest yesterday afternoon. After the usual service at the house, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Methodist church, where a service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Kelly. The church was filled to the doors and many in the school room and others were unable to get in. The large concourse of friends showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Several beautiful pieces of flowers were sent in, among them being a broken circle from the officers and directors of Freelton fair. The deceased was one of the best known farmers in that section of the county.

The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased; Andrew, James, William, Morley, Edgar, and Joseph Carey.

 

EASTERBY (Bracebridge) November 10 - Howard Easterby and two young boys employed at Metler’s mill near Utterson, saw a rabbit near the camp on Saturday. A double barreled shot gun was procured and one of the boys, Harry Simmons, a Barnardo home boy, shot at the rabbit. The gun kicked badly and nearly knocked the boy down, and in trying to regain himself a second barrel was accidentally discharge, the contents hitting Easterby, who was only a few yards distant in the back. The unfortunate man died four hours later. Easterby was unmarried, 28 years of age, and came from St. Catharines.


JORDAN - John Jordan, a well-known glass blower, died this morning at his home, Park street north. He had been ailing for some time. Dropsy was the cause of death.

 

HALL - Miss Eva Hall, 18 years of age, daughter of John Hall, Woodstock, died yesterday in that place. She was a granddaughter of N.B. Robins, and niece of Ken Forneret, J. Eldon Hall, and E.G. Payse. The interment will take place in Hamilton cemetery tomorrow on the arrival of the 12:26 train from the west.

At Woodstock on Sunday, 9th inst., Eva Adelaide Hall, youngest daughter of John and Ida Hall, aged 18 years and 1 month. Funeral from Grand Trunk station, Hamilton, on arrival of 12:25 train from Woodstock, on Tuesday November 11th.

 

 WATTERS - W.W. Watters, the Dominion policeman, committed suicide in Beachwood cemetery this afternoon with a shot from a service revolver. Watters had been on night duty on Parliament Hill but went home at 6 a.m. He retired to rest, and on rising at noon complained to his wife that he did not feel well. She advised him to go to the doctor, and he said he would. Between 4 and 5 o’clock, he was discovered dead in the cemetery within 20 yards of his first wife’s grave, with a bullet through his right breast. When the body was discovered, Watters was lying on his back with his overcoat under his head as a pillow. It is supposed he fired the shot and threw the revolver away, walked a little distance and laid down and died. No reason is advanced for the deed. Watters had been off duty for some weeks but resumed last night and the men who saw him in the guard room said he was quite cheerful. Watters was born in Quebec. He leaves a widow and two children.

 

BONDY - A Windsor dispatch says: Ovila Bondy, aged 38, was found dead yesterday in the yard at his home below Ojibway.

 

KENNEDY - Friends of J. and Mrs. Kennedy, 272 Ferrie street east, will regret to learn of the sudden death of their infant daughter Ellen, which occurred yesterday. The child was seized with cramps while at the supper table. A doctor was sent for but before he arrived the little girl passed away. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning.

 

RUSSELL (Fort Erie, Ontario) November 10 - William Russell, one of Fort Erie’s most respected business men, died at his home yesterday from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, at the age of 77 years. He had been engaged in the lumber and coal business for over 35 years.

 

KERNER - Yesterday death removed from the sphere of life’s activities one of the best known citizens of Hamilton in the person of John Kerner, who will be best known by the present generation of Hamiltonians as the proprietor of the Vineyard Music Hall, Main street east. Mr. Kerner’s illness was of a lingering nature, Bright’s disease being the cause of death. The deceased was born in Metsingen, Wurtemburg, Germany, on November 27, 1837, and came to Canada with his family in 1855. He settled in Hamilton and was for some years in business as a carpenter and contractor, doing much of the fine interior works on many of the city’s present old buildings. Later he conducted a retail shoe business and still later he went into the hotel business, running the Ocean house at the Beach for some seasons most successfully. His Main street hotel was one of the best known of the present day hotels with the city, and was deservedly popular, Mr. Kerner being an ideal business man. He was confed to his room for the past month, and for nearly all that time the end was expected almost at any minute.


Of the family of eleven who came to this country in 1855, but three are left. - William, and Chris of Hamilton and Mrs. Roehm of Buffalo.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the family residence 90 Hunter street west 4:00 o’clock.

The deceased had no family, but leaves a widow, to whom the sympathy of many friends is extended in the hour of bereavement.

On Sunday November 9, 1902, at his late residence, 90 Hunter street west, John Kerner in his 67th year. Funeral Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

KITE - Harry Kite, for a good many years travelled for the W.B. Sanford Manufacturing Company, died somewhat unexpectedly Saturday evening in Winnipeg.

 

LEITH - The mortal remains of the late Mrs. Ann Leith were laid in their last resting place in Hamilton cemetery by sorrowing friends and relatives yesterday afternoon.

 

McKIM - The funeral of the late John McKim, 45 Melbourne street, who died unexpectedly, took place yesterday and was largely attended. The members of the molders union and members of the Herkimer street Baptist church paid a last tribute of respect to the memory of deceased by walking in a body from the house to the cemetery. R.T.J. Bennett conducted the religious at the house and grave.

 

GHENT - The flag at the court house today flies at half mast in mute testimony of the death of one of the most popular officials that did business in that abode of law and justice - Sampson Howell Ghent, clerk of the county court, deputy clerk of the crown and clerk of the surrogate court. He was seized with illness on Saturday November 1, and all last week stayed at his home, 150 Main street east. Yesterday he declared himself felling so well, that he intended to return to his office this morning. Such was not to be for about 1'oclock this morning he passed away without outward sign. Death was due to a heart weakness from which he had been a sufferer for some years.

The deceased gentleman was born near Burlington, Sept. 9, 1834, and was the son of David Ghent, a sturdy yeoman from of Nelson township, who in the stirring times of the McKenzie rebellion assisted its leader to escape arrest.

For some years past the deceased took no active part in public affairs, although he was an active observer of events. In politics he was a Reformer of the old school, and before taking office in promoting that party interests.

In 1861, he married Ruth Annie, daughter of the late John Lovejoy of Brantford. Of the nine children born to them, seven are left, with their mother, to mourn their father’s death.

According to the statute regulating the offices held by Mr. Ghent, John Crerar K.C. becomes clerk until a successor is appointed.

 

MALE - In this city, on Monday, November 10, 1902 Lloyd, fifth and nearly beloved son of Charles and Bessie Male, aged 5 years and 8 months. Funeral from his parent’s residence 4 Oak street on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

Afflicted long, with patience born,

Till death did ease,

In God did please

To free him from all pain


DALTON - At St. Joseph’s hospital on the 10th inst., John J. Dalton, conductor T.H.& B Railway company. The body will be at James Dwyer’s undertaking rooms, 132 James street north, after 7:00 o’clock tonight

 

Tuesday, November 11, 1902

 

MARCEY - When John Gompf, employed at the smelting works, entered one of the outbuildings in connection with the works, about 9:00 o’clock this morning, he saw something that startled him. Huddled up in one corner were two small boys, both of whom were almost dead from exhaustion and exposure. The smaller of the two was nude, while the other boy’s clothes were soaking wet. On the floor lay the clothes of the smaller boy. They, too, were very wet. Mr. Gompf started to question the boys but they were so cold, wet, and exhausted that they could not speak. Wrapping one of them up in his coat he carried him into the works and then returned for the other one. It was some time however, before either of the boys was able to speak. The elder of the two a lad of ten years, was the first to talk, and from him Mr. Gompf and his work mates learned that the lads were Claude and Ernie Stewart, and that they lived at 119 Hess street south. Word was telephoned to police head quarters and the patrol wagon was sent to the smelting works to remove the youngsters to the hospital.

In the meantime, Mr. Gompf succeeded in getting some information from Claude, the elder of the two. From what he said, it appeared that yesterday morning his mother gave him a two dollar bill to go to the store to pay a bill. He took his seven-year-old brother Ernie with him and on the way they met Halford Marcey, the twelve-year-son of Andrew Marcey, 167 Bold street. Instead of going to the store, as directed, the lads started out to have a good time with the money. They purchased some candies and got on a radio car and went to the Beach, where they remained until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, when they took a row boat which was pulled up on the shore, and started for home. There was a heavy sea running and it did not make much progress. They soon got chilled through, and unable to row any longer, they allowed the boat to drift. When it became dark they were cold, wet, and frightened, and still a long distance from shore. One after another, they became so exhausted they lapsed into a semi-conscious condition, and what happened during the long hours until daylight appeared they know very little about. Claude Stewart, however, maintains that the boat upset, and that they were in the water all night, but later developments showed that this could not have been the case although the condition of their clothing bore out the story.

How they got ashore they are unable to tell, more yet do they know how long they were in the outhouse, where they were found. Evidently when they got inside, the younger boy took off his water-soaked clothes and lay down beside his brother to sleep.

When asked about Marcey, Claude Stewart that he had gone uptown on a streetcar and it was thought that he was alright until some time later, when George Hayward, another smelting works employee, found his lifeless body in the bottom of the boat, which was on the shore not far from the building where the other boys were found.

While they did not fare as badly as their companion, the Stewart boys are both in bad shape, and it is a question whether or not they will recover. The parents of the unfortunate lads were notified at what had happened and were almost heart broken.

 

FORSTER - Another old resident of the city was called to long reward by death this morning. William C. Forster, known to all the grownup generation as the drawing master of the public schools, a position which he filled with credit to himself, and advantage to his pupils for over 25


years, is no more. He passed away this morning at the residence of his son-in-law, F.F. Dalley, 84 Duke street, death being the result of a general breaking up of the system brought about by old age,  the deceased being in his 85th year. Strangely enough, Mr. Forster died the day before his birthday, November 12, he having been born in Dublin Ireland, on that date in the year 1817.

The deceased leaves a son, C.G. Forster of Owen Sound, and three daughters - Mrs. F.F. Dalley, and Mrs. O. Hillman, of this city, and Miss Alice Forster of Winnipeg. Mr. Forster was a member of the Strict Observance Lodge, A.F.and A. M. He had been a resident of Hamilton for the past 33 years. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon from his son-in-laws residence at 2:30.

 

KERNER - The funeral of the late John Kerner, took place this afternoon, from the deceased’s late residence, Hunter street west. There was a large attendance of mourners and the floral tributes were numerous. Rev. Dr. Lyle of Central Presbyterian church conducted the funeral services, and the pallbearers were chosen from among the members of Victoria Lodge, I.O.O.F. and the Germania club to both of which societies deceased belonged.

 

DALTON - The funeral of the late Conductor Dalton took place this morning from Dyer’s undertaking establishment to the King street station. The remains were taken to Allandale for interment, being accompanied by J.E. Olfield and H. Grace, masters of the local orders of Conductors and Trainman respectively.

 

GREEN - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Green have returned from Waterford, where they have since the sudden death of Mr. Green’s father.

 

GHENT - The funeral of the late S.H. Ghent will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. It will be in charge of Temple Lodge, A.F.& A.M. of which the deceased was a member.

 

FORSYTHE - Jedd Forsythe, son of T. Forsythe, hotelkeeper of Goodwood, was killed at Oxbridge today. He attempted to board a moving train and was thrown under the wheels and completely cut in two.

 

KITE (Winnipeg, Man) November 10 - The remains of the late Harry Kite, who had been the W.E. Sanford Co’s representative in Western Canada for the past twenty two years, were taken east on Monday’s east bound express for internment in Hamilton, Ont. A large concourse of friends walked bearing the casket to the depot. These include of the City Council, Board of Trade representatives, Eastern travelers, Western Commercial men, and Masons and the press.

His whole general temperament had won for him a host of friends who paid silent but sincerest tribute today to the departed.

Remains are in charge of W.R. McIlrath as far as Toronto, where it is expected representatives of Sanford company will meet the body.

 

MANSER (Woodstock) November 8 - Word was received in the city last night that during the afternoon Mrs. Manser, an old lady living near Sweaburg, to the south of Woodstock, had been burned to death. She was alone in the house at the time of the accident of whatever nature it was, happened. Neighbours discovered the house on fire and the occupant burned to death within. She was 96 years of age.


MILNE (Port Hope) November 10 - John Milne, aged 16, son of James Milne, had both legs taken off, his chest terribly crushed and his face and head smashed to a jelly, by falling from a freight train while pumping on Friday night, near Cobourg. His clothes identified him.

 

McKENNA - David McKenna, who was crushed under a train at London, Ont., has died from his injuries.

 

Wednesday, November 12, 1902

 

GHENT - The remains of the late Mr. S.H. Ghent, clerk of the county court, were laid at rest in Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. A family service, conducted by Canon Bland, was held at the house, 150 Main street east, at 8:00 o’clock, and at 3:30 the cortege left for the cemetery. A number of beautiful offerings rested on the casket.

The mourners included most of the members of the legal profession and many of the deceased’s old friends. Rev. Canon Bland conducted the service at the grave.

 

TOURAGEAU - Eli Tourageau, one of the oldest citizens of Sandwich West, died at his home yesterday.

 

KITE - The remains of the late Harry Kite, who died in Winnipeg last Saturday, will arrive in the city this afternoon on the 4:35 express. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the deceased’s late residence on Market street.

 

MALE - The funeral of Lloyd, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Male, took place this afternoon from their residence No. 4 Oak street. The pallbearers were; George, John, and Chas Male, and Wm. Harrison. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Mr. Lowes.

 

RICKER (Welland, Ontario) November 11 - Mrs. Carrie E. Ricker, of the Moote Settlement, committed suicide by hanging Sunday. She had been in Toronto last week for medical treatment and her friends were informed by the physician that she was suffering from acute mania and would need to be carefully watched.

Sunday she was left alone for a few minutes and quickly hung herself with a small rope that she fastened through a hook in the ceiling. To do this, she had stood upon the stove hearth, from which she had stepped when the rope was adjusted.

 

BARKLAY (Toronto) November 12 - John Barklay, the C.P.R. brakeman who received terrible injuries at north Toronto station on Monday night, by being caught between the platform of the freight shed and a boxcar, died in St. Michael’s hospital at 11:45 o’clock last night. Death was due to internal injuries.

Barklay was 35 years of age and lived on Western avenue, Toronto Junction. He only been married two weeks when he met with the accident.

 

MOWBRAY - Thomas Mowbray, the well-known Toronto sculptor, is dead.

 

HART - Doctor J. Moore Hart, of Toronto, died while hunting near Huntsville. Apoplexy was the cause.


BROWN (Guelph) November 11 - A letter from Rat Portage has been received here stating that Charles Brown, formerly of Clinton, Ontario, was found drowned in the Lake of the Woods.

 

DAVIDSON (Freelton) November 9 - Mr. Davidson, one of the oldest residence of Freelton, passed away on Wednesday, November, aged about 70 years. Mr. Davidson had been in Freelton for nearly half a century and was engaged in the business of building, being an expert carpenter.

 

ROSE (Belhaven) November 11 - The body of Wm. Rose, 31 years old, who lived with his son-in-law, Edward Grant, on the lakeshore north of here, was found yesterday in a pool of water about two miles west of this place. Sunday night he went to his son’s place, and on Monday went to Belhaven. He started back to his son’s to dinner and was not seen again until his body was found. He leaves a widow and nine children.

 

GROOMES (Collingwood, Ontario) November 11 - An accident occurred on the railway wharf yesterday which terminated fatally this morning. G.G. Groomes was engaged in loosening the stakes on a car of lumber, when it suddenly broke and struck him on the head. Before he could get away, the lumber fell upon him, breaking both his legs and injuring him internally. He was taken to the hospital, but little could be done for him, and after great suffering he died early this morning. He was about 53 years of age, and leaves a widow and infant, besides the grownup family of his first marriage.

 

KITE - At Winnipeg on November 8th Harry Kite, native of Dover, England, aged 55. Funeral from his late residence, 308 Market street, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MARCEY - In this city, on November 11, 1902, Andrew Halford Marcey, aged 7 years and 11 months. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from his mother’s residence, 167 Bold street, to Hamilton cemetery.

 

HUNT - At Fairview, B.C., on Saturday, November 1st, 1902, Elizabeth, only daughter of David Hunt of Toronto aged 28 years. Funeral from her brother’s residence, 76 Queen street south, on Thursday at 4:30. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation. Kindly omit flowers.

 

COOK - In this city, on Tuesday, November 11, 1902, Sarah Ann Pierce, beloved wife of Thomas W. Cook, aged 30 years. Funeral from the residence of her mother-in-law, 184 West avenue north, on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. to Stuart street station, G.T.R. for internment at Shannville, Ontario.

Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

SMITH - In this city, on November 11, 1902, William Buchanan Smith, in his 48th year. Funeral will leave his late residence, 163 Caroline street north, at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th.

to Caroline street mission where services will be conducted. Friends will please accept this intimation.


Thursday, November 13, 1902

 

KITE - Owing to the Western Express being several hours late, the remains of the late Harry Kite did not arrive in the city until midnight last night. They were taken to the family residence, 108 Market street, and many beautiful tributes were grouped about the casket.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 and was attended by a good many mourners including the Sanford company’s city employees and travelers in Ontario. The pallbearers, all travelers for the company were; R. McHaffie, John Hooper, Ross Wilson, Thomas Bale, R. Pirrie, and G.T. Moyer. Rev. R. Martin conducted the sevices.

 

FORSTER - The funeral of the late Wm. C. Forster, for 25 years drawing master for the public schools took place this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of his son-in-law, F.F. Dalley, 84 Duke street. Rev. W.H. Wade conducted the servicees.

 

HUNT - The funeral of the late Miss Lizzie Hunt, who died from injuries received at Fairview, B.C., took place this afternoon at 4:30 from the residence of her brother, 78 Queen street south, to the city cemetery. Rev. R. Martin conducted the service.

 

PEPPER - Alfred M. Pepper, formerly of Paisley, Ontario, and a native of Camile, Wexford, Ireland, died in Mansanille, Mexico, on Sunday October 26th, after a very brief illness. He was unmarried, but George F.Pepper (Toronto), William T. (Lindsey), Edward (Burton-on-Tremt). England, brothers, Susan Pepper, (Toronto), Mrs. S. Holmes, (Chatham), Mrs. Isaac Johnson (Chatham), and Mrs. Wm. Berry, (Mildmay), sisters.

 

LAMBERT (Brantford, Ontario) November 13 ) D.M. Lambert, manager of the Bailey Cutlery of this place, was taken ill two weeks ago with typhoid fever and died last night .The deceased was well-known among bicycle manufacturers throughout the Dominion. He, at one time, was manager of a company here for the manufacture of wooden tires for bicycle. After the amalgamation of different bicycle companies, he became connected with the Bailey cutlery company, for which he was a very successful manager. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss.

 

GRAHAM (Fort William, Ontario) November 13 - Joseph Graham was fatally crushed while crossing the track between moving cars.

 

CRAWFORD - After an lingering illness of over a year, Mrs. Eliza Crawford, relict of G. Crawford, M.D., died yesterday in Toronto.

 

HART - The death of Doctor J. Moore Hart, of Toronto which occurred about twelve miles from Dorset, in Muskoka, on Monday night was due to a bursting of a blood vessel following dizziness

brought on by overexertion in chopping down a tree. The bursting of the blood vessel caused paralysis which resulted fatally.

 

SMITH - In this city on November 11th, 1902, William Buchanan Smith in his 46th year. Funeral will leave his late residence 162 Caroline street north at 1:45 p.m. Saturday November 15, thence to Caroline street mission where services will be conducted. Friends will please accept this intimation.


HUNTER - In this city on November, 1902, Isabella Huggan Hunter, a native of Jedburgh, Scotland, aged 69 years. Funeral from her late residence No. 92 Tisdale street, Saturday, November 15, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

BAILEY - In this city, on November 12, 1902, Edith, aged 10 years, 10 months, beloved daughter of John J. and Bella Bailey. Funeral Sunday at 4:00 p.m. from parent’s residence 398 Ferguson avenue north, No flowers. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

PEPPER - Deeply regretting by all his relatives and friends Alfred M. Pepper, a native of Camolia,

County Wexford, Ireland, departed this life on October 26th, 1902, at Mansanillo, Mexico, is death being caused by pneumonia.

 

Friday, November 14, 1902

 

HOCKLEY (Stouffville , Ontario) November 13 - William Hockley, a farmer, living three miles north of this place, met with a shocking death here this morning. While driving home from the market and crossing the track, he was struck by the 11 o’clock express and instantly killed. The horse was also killed. Deceased leaves a widow and young family.

 

FITZGERALD (Kincardine) - November 13 J.W. Fitzgerald, who for upwards of twenty years, has acted in the employ of the Grand Trunk railway, as conductor, died in London yesterday. He had been a resident of this place for a number of years, removing to London some five or six years since.

 

FOLLETT (Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario) November 13 - Walter Follett, of Niagara, about 35 years of age, while in charge of a team at Niagara wharf fainted and the team ran away, throwing him in the bottom of the wagon face down. The team ran over a number of deep ditches, ending up at a farm about a mile and a half from town. Follett was removed to a nearby farmhouse and died this afternoon.

 

HUNTER - In this city on November 13, 1902, Isabella Huggan Hunter, native of Jedburgh, Scotland, aged 69 years. Funeral from her late residence No. 93 Tisdale street, Saturday November 15, at 4 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Saturday, November 15, 1902

 

WAY - Mrs. Jane E. Way, who had resided in Hamilton for the last 60 years, passed quietly away last evening at 36 Mary street. The deceased was born in Biddeford, Devonshire, England, and was in her eighty-forth year. She was the widow of the late James Way, a former Grand Master of the C.O.O.F. who died in 1893, and leaves five daughters to mourn her loss: Mrs. Elizabeth Prust, Hartland, England; Mrs. John E. Way, and Mrs. T.H. Doyle, Chicago; Mrs. S. Robbins, and Mrs. S.O. Maddocks, city. The funeral will take place on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

At her late residence 36 Mary street, on Friday, November 14, 1902, Jane E., relict of the late James Way, in the 84th year of her age. Funeral Monday, at 2:00 p.m. to Christ Church Cathedral. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.


GRIFFITH - Mrs. C.W. Griffith died unexpectedly at Bartonville yesterday morning. Green Bros will forward the body to Berlin.

 

MANTAIS (Windsor, Ontario) November 15 - The twenty-two months old child of Joseph Mantais, of Sandwich West, was drowned in a new well last evening and the body was found soon after by the mother. The child, with others, was playing around the well when it fell in.

 

MITCHELL (Cayuga, Ontario) November 14 - James Mitchell, local registrar of the high court of Justice at Cayuga, died here this evening after a lingering illness. He was born at Falkirk, Scotland, in 1826, came to this country with his father, Dr. Mitchell, in1837, and since that time had been a resident of this county, and latterly of Cayuga.

 

MARCEY - The story of the adventurers of three small boys which terminated in the death of one of them - Andrew Halford Marcey, 187 Bold street - was told by the other two - Claude and Ernie Stewart - and several other witnesses to a coroner’s jury last night. The adjourned inquest was held at No. 3 police station, and while very little additional light was thrown on the cause on the unfortunate lads death, one thing was established beyond a doubt. The boys did not get any liquor at the beach or any other place. The Stewart boys are particularly bright for their years - Claude being only nine years and Ernie two years his junior - they told a straight and intelligent story of all that occurred Monday and Tuesday morning up to the time they were found. Both have recovered from the effect of their terrible experience. Doctor McNichol was the coroner.

From Burlington they walked back on the railway track to the beach where they found a boat on the shore. Claude and Marcey got into the boat but Ernie didn’t want to get in. The deceased coxed him to get in and he did. There were no oars in the boat and they used a couple of sticks to row with. They got tired rowing before it got dark and all three lay down in the boat and went to sleep. Marcey  thought it was about six o’clock when they stopped rowing for he heard the bells in the city ringing.

The next thing he remembered was waking up in the morning and finding the boat in the weeds. Claude called Marcey, who was in the bottom of the boat but received no answer, and Claude went to sleep again. When he awoke, Marcey’s eyes were open and there was froth on his mouth. He tried to rouse him but couldn’t. He got out of the boat and helped his brother out.

Questioned by the coroner, Claude said they had nothing to drink not even water, before leaving Hamilton, or while at Burlington or the beach.

S. Evans, employed at the powerhouse, saw the boys fooling with the boat and questioned them. They gave him wrong names and resented his interference by answering him saucily.

George Hayward works at the smelting works. He saw the Stewart boys after they were carried into the works. They were in very bad shape.

Doctor Peters said he saw Marcey’s body late Thursday morning. There were no marks of violence and the appearance did not indicate that death was due to drowning. It took the jury less than a minute to arrive to the following verdict. “We are of the opinion that Andrew Halford Marcey came to his death as result of exposure while out on Hamilton Bay drifting in an open boat.

 

McMECHAN - Rev. J. McMechan, a well-known Presbyterian divine, passed away at Port Perry yesterday.

 

SCARTH - James A. Scarth, a prominent Toronto financier, died yesterday, as the result of a stroke of paralysis.


REID - Clarence A Reid, of West Brookfield, Mass., son of A.P. Reid, Toronto, died suddenly on Thursday night after an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Reid was 27 years of age, and leaves a widow and two little daughters.

 

Monday, November 17, 1902

 

CORNELL (Toronto) November 17 - Charles H. Cornell, a butcher, 200 Robert street, was seen shooting himself through the mouth with a revolver in the Rosedale Ravine at 4:15 p.m. He was still alive, but died shortly afterward. He was a married man.

 

CORBETT (Chatham, Ontario) November 17 - Stephen Corbett, an old man and a labourer of this city, was struck this morning by an eastbound express train and instantly killed about two miles east of the depot. The body was badly mangled. In stepping out of the way of a west bound freight,  Corbett got in the way of the Limited Express.

 

SEWELL - Capt. R.L. Sewell, of Belleville, is dead.

 

SNYDER - At the residence of his sister, Mrs. H. Foster, Burlington, on November 16th, Lansen Snyder, in his 81st year. Funeral at one o’clock on Tuesday to the Waterdown cemetery.

 

Tuesday, November 18, 1902

 

MORROW (Beamsville) November 18 - J.E. Morrow, who had been ill for a long time, died Sunday morning. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

 

CORNELL (Toronto) November 18 - Recent losses in stock speculation are believed to have been what led to the suicide of Charles H. Cornell, of 200 Robert street, who shot himself in Rosedale ravine yesterday.

Cornell formerly conducted a butcher business at Yonge and Gloucester streets, since which time he had been dabbling in stocks. Nearly a month ago, he lost $300 or $1000. He had previously lost several thousand dollars. After the last crash he continued to go down town. He was well known around the broker’s offices.

Cornell was married about two years ago. He carried a fair amount of life insurance. He was 45 years of age.

 

SNIDER (Burlington) November 18 - L. Snider, of Burford, who had a paralytic stroke while visiting his sister here passed away on Sunday and will be buried today at Waterdown.

 

STEPHENSON - The infant child of J. Stephenson died last Friday and was buried today.

 

HACKING - W.H. Hacking, post master at Listowel, died in his 93rd year.

 

RAMSDEN - John Ramsden died at Sherkston on Sunday, in the 92nd year of his age. He lived to see five sovereigns on the British throne. He had lived all his life in the County of Welland and was a lifelong Conservative.


BRYCE (Brantford) November 17 - George Bryce, aged 85, one of the oldest and most highly respective citizens of Mount Pleasant, passed away this morning.

He leaves four sons, Doctor P.H. Bryce, secretary of the provincial board of health; Doctor John Bryce, Toronto; Rev. Mr. Bryce, and R.H. Bryce, Winnipeg, and one daughter.

 

MEYERS - In this city, on Tuesday, November 18, 1902, Catharine Meyers, widow of the late George Meyers of 67 years, a native of County Cavan, Ireland. Funeral Thursday morning at 8:30 from her late residence, 16 Davenport street, to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 1902

 

BINKS - David Binks, a well-known resident of Dundas, who formerly lived in this city, died at his home last evening after a lingering illness of consumption. He leaves a widow, who is a daughter of Adam Tyson, of this city, and one daughter. He was a native of London, England, but he had lived in this country a greater of his time.

The funeral will take place from his late residence on Thursday to Grove cemetery, Dundas.

At Dundas, on Tuesday, November 18, 1902, David Binks, in his 35th year. Funeral Thursday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. from his late residence to Grove cemetery, Dundas. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HENDERSON (Belleville, Ontario) November 18 - John Henderson, of Cordova, while driving a laundry rig, sustained fatal injuries through the collapse of the seat, he falling on his head and back. He died today.

 

WESTMAN - Joseph H. Westman, for 12 years assistant foreman at the eastern city yards, Toronto, died yesterday.

 

KNOWLES - An old and respected resident of the northern part of Toronto passed away yesterday in the person of James Knowles, 654 Yonge street, who had reached the good old years of 79 years. He died of Bright’s disease.

 

MEYERS - In this city, on Tuesday, November 18, 1902, Catharine Meyers, widow of the late George Meyers, aged 67 years, a native of County Cavan, Ireland. Funeral Thursday morning, at 8:30 from her late residence 18 Devonport street, to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Thursday, November 20, 1902

 

COOK - Mrs. Cook, wife of Adam Cook, who formerly lived here, died in Malden, Mass., on November 18.

 

COTY - This morning, Rev. Father sent word to the city from Peterboro that his sister Annie, who had kept house for him in Hamilton, and who left the city recently on a visit died yesterday afternoon from typhoid contracted while away. Father Coty was with her at the end. This is the fifth death to Father Coty’s  family within a very few years - two brothers, a mother, grandmother, and


now a sister. The sympathy friends will go out to him in this last sad bereavement.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at Oakville, where the family burying ground is located.

At Peterboro, on Wednesday afternoon, Annie Coty, sister of Rev. Father Coty, of this city. Interment will take place tomorrow morning at Oakville in the family plot.

 

McLEOD (Bracebridge, Ontario) November 19 - Angus McLeod, M.P. for North Ontario, died in St. Paul’s hospital, Vancouver, B.C., early this morning. Mr. McLeod, in company with his wife, left Bracebridge early in October for an extended visit through Manitoba, and British Columbia. Three weeks ago he was taken ill with typhoid fever, and on Friday last became suddenly worse. Heart failure was the cause of death.

Mr. McLeod was engaged in the lumber business all his life, and was well and favorably known throughout the province as a successful business man, and was most popular in the town of Bracebridge, where he resided ever since he was married. Mr. McLeod was a Conservative in politics and was elected to the Dominion parliament at the last general election for North Ontario, defeating Duncan Graham. He was a member of the Methodist church, and about fifty years of age. The remains will be brought to Bracebridge for internment.

 

MALLET (Windsor) November 19 - While labouring under a mental hallucination, Mrs. David Mallet, wife of a Olinda farmer, committed suicide today by taking a dose of Paris green. For some time the family had been watching her closely, fearing she might put her frequent threats of self murder into effect. Today she was left alone for a short time by her daughter, who, upon returning, found her mother in her death agony.

 

MORROW (Beamsville) November 19 - The funeral of the late Joseph Morrow took place this afternoon from his late residence to Mount Osborne cemetery. Rev. Dr. McIntrye conducted the services at the house.

The pallbearers were Senator Wm. Gibson, Hugh Sinclair, W. Cornwall, John Gibson, Wm. T. Zimmerman, W. Frank Zimmerman. The chief mourners were A.E. Morrow, principal of the high school. W.H. Ferguson, and his four sons: Howard, Joseph, Frederick, and W.R. of Toronto; Mrs. McEdwards, and Mrs. W.B. Allen, St. Catharines.

The deceased’s death is deeply regretted by a large number of residents. For over 50 years he had lived here, and during that time by his straightforward dealings had won the esteem of all. He was born in the township of Hope, Durham County and was sixty years of age. Mr. Morrow had held several responsible offices having been treasurer of the village, leader of the choir of the Presbyterian church. He was an active worker in the Sunday school, and his offices he reluctantly gave up on account of bad health.

 

HUBBARD (Owen Sound, Ontario) November 19 - This afternoon, shortly after 5 o’clock, a man who was walking on the Grand Trunk tracks just outside the yards was run down by the engine of a mail train and mangled almost recognition. The body was subsequently identified as that of William Hubbard, a deaf mute, of Brooks.

 

CLARK - Alexander Clark, a well-known builder, whose superintendent the building of Balmoral castle died in Toronto aged 84.


Alexander Clark, the well-known Toronto contractor died early this morning. Deceased was 84 years old. About a month ago he fell in the yard at his home, breaking his leg, and his death was due to the effects of that injury.

 

DICK - Yesterday morning, George Dick, a stone mason, about 60 years of age, who lived at 189 Church street Toronto was found dead in his room.

 

HOWARD - Wm. H. Howard died yesterday in Toronto of pneumonia. He was 70 years of age. For some time he conducted a coal and wood business, but for 14 or 15 years he was foreman at the Christie-Brown works.

 

NOBLE - Thomas C. Noble, of St. Catharines, died yesterday as the result of a stroke of paralysis, suffered two weeks ago, from which he had apparently partially recovered. Deceased was 58 and was a staunch Conservative.

 

FAIRBAIRN - The remains of the late Miss Elmira Fairbairn, who died in Montreal, arrived here this morning and the funeral took place from the station. Mrs. Fairbairn was formerly a resident of Hamilton. In 1867, her husband was an accountant of the Ontario bank here. Mrs. Fairbairn was 74 years of age.

 

COOK - In Malden, Mass., Emma, wife of Adam Cook. Funeral from her late residence, 54 Mountain avenue, Wednesday, 2 p.m.

 

Friday, November 21, 1902

 

KERNER - The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kerner, 85 Hess street north, will regret to hear of the death of their second daughter, Lulu, which occurred at an early hour this morning after a lingering illness. Miss Kerner is very well known and popular, especially in the west end. She was a member of All Saint’s church, and attended Miss Thompson’s bible class. She was a sister of Mrs. A.C. Walls, Mrs. Albert Clark, and Chris Kerner Jr. Her funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at three o’clock from her parents’ residence.

At 85 Hess street north, on Friday, November 21, Lulu, second daughter of Chris and Martha Kerner aged 21 years. Funeral at 3:30 Sunday afternoon from her parents’ residence to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HALE (Sault Ste Marie) November 20 - Some parties went out hunting northwest of town and came upon the body of Noah Hale, who murdered his son Frank on October 3, last. Those who found the body say that judging from appearances death must have taken place sometime ago, and are inclined to think the cause was exposure, and want of nourishment rather than suicide. His gun was also found with the body.

 

McLEOD - The death of Angus McLeod , M.P., North Ontario, at Vancouver, B.C., leaves seven vacancies in the House of Commons.

 

GRANT - The principalship of Queen’s University rendered vacant by the death of the late Principal Grant, has been filled. The new head of the University will be Rev. D.M. Gordon, D.D. of Halifax.


Saturday, November 22, 1902

 

TWISS (Seaforth, Ontario) November 22 - John Twiss, for some years in the employ of T.F. Coleman salt manufacturer, was instantly killed this morning in Coleman’s stable. When found, his hand was holding the electric light wires, to which was attached and incandescent lamp. Twiss leaves a widow and 11 of a family.

 

HALLAND (Brockville, Ontario) November 21 - On July 10, an old British soldier named Edward Halland disappeared from his home at Andrewsville. Diligent search was made without finding the slightest trace of him. Yesterday the skeleton was found in the swamp near that place. It is supposed while temporarily deranged he wandered into the swamp, and, being unable to find his way out, died of exposure.

 

KERNER - At 25 Hess street north, on Friday, November 21, Lulu, second daughter of Chris and Martha Kerner, aged 21 years. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to All Saint’s church. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

HURLEY - In this city, at No. 10 Ferrie street, on the 22nd inst., James Hurley, a native of County Cork, Ireland, in his 75th year. Funeral from his late residence No. 10 Ferrie street, Monday at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

LEARMOUTH - James Learmouth, the painter by trade, was found dead in a room off the office at the Bennett House, Bowmanville, last evening.

 

MURRAY - William Murray, of lot 27, Con. 11, Ellice, near Rostock, died suddenly last evening, aged 67. His widow, eight sons, and five daughters survive.

 

Monday, November 24, 1902

 

MOONEY - Mrs. Catharine Mooney died this morning in the asylum. Her remains were forwarded by James Dwyer to Guelph.

 

JONES - The many friends of Miss Jennie Jones, Allison street, will regret to learn of her death, which occurred yesterday. Deceased was a daughter of the late Steven Jones and was 23 years of age. She had been ailing for some time, but was only confined to bed for a few days.

 

KOROPP (Toronto) November 22 - Edgar Koropp, of 126 Richmond street west, who shot himself yesterday, died this morning.

Edgaar Koropp, aged 17, whose home is at 240 Richmond street west, shot himself in the head last evening.

His father had sent him to the Simpson’s company store to get some medicine, thinking the drug department would be open. Young Koropp took three companions with him. Finding that he could not get into the store, he decided to go back home without the medicine. On the way he showed his comrades two .22 caliber revolvers which he was carrying. Upon arriving at his home, he jumped the fence in front of the house, and took out one of the revolvers without discharging it. Then he


swung the weapon around his head exclaiming “this is the self cocker. Here how it works”. Then he shot and fell to the ground, the bullet having entered his right temple.

The boys went to his assistance, and one of them, George McClelland, who lives next door, took the revolver away from Koropp. A physician was summoned. and then Koropp was removed in a ambulance to Grace hospital where he lies in an unconscious state. The bullet could not be extracted. It is said that the boy is of unsound mind.

 

MOORE - Doctor Charles Moore, who had been ill for about two years, died on Saturday evening. The deceased was over 90 years of age and lived in Norwood for 30 years practicing his profession there. He came here about 2 months ago, and had lived with his daughter at 63 Wellington street south since then. He leaves four sons, and four daughters. The body will be taken to Norwood for interment tomorrow.

 

HAINS - An old resident of Bowmanville in the person of George Hains died quite suddenly yesterday morning. He was in his 82nd year.

 

PATTERSON - Robert Patterson, a resident of Port Dalhousie for over fifty years, passed away last night at the age of 73. He had been connected with the milling business there since boyhood.

 

KERNER - The funeral of Miss Louisa D. Kerner took place yesterday afternoon from her parents’ residence, 85 Hess street north. After a brief service at the house, the funeral cortege wended its way to All Saint’s church where a more extended service was held, and thence to the grave. Rev. Canon Forneret officiated. The floral contributions were numerous, showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The pallbearers were; Wm. Malcolm, Jas. Thompson, Adam and Charles Kotz, Ernest Hall and Robert Gibson.

 

JONES - At 33 Blythe street, on November 23, Jennie Angles, youngest daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Jones. Funeral from above address Tuesday morning at 8:30 to St. Patrick’s church thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 1902

 

IRVINE (Ottawa) November 25 - The body of Jas. Irvine, an old man, was found in the canal near the Laurier bridge today. Irvine had been released from jail two days ago, having serving a term for vagrancy. The supposition is that he fell into the canal in the dark. He was between 70 and 80 years old.

 

WADDELL - John Waddell, Toronto, died from a complications resulting from a broken sternum. He was 65 years of age, and leaves a widow, five sons, and five daughters.

 

RUSSELL (Chatham, Ontario) November 24 - Miss Josephine Russell, daughter of William Russell, retired farmer, died in the city under peculiarly sad circumstances. The young lady was only 22 years old and died on her birthday. She was to have been married on Wednesday of this week, to Rev. Mr. George, rector of the English church at Granton, Ontario. The young lady was sick four weeks suffering from pneumonia.


MOORE (Smith’s Falls, Ontario) November 24 - Proctor Moore, a painter, on Saturday night drew his pay, nine dollars, and became intoxicated. He wandered in the C.P.R. yards and his body was this morning found lying in a culvert by two boys. There was a bruise on the top of the head. It is supposed that he fell in and was suffocated.

 

GALLIGAN (Dundas) - Bridget Kerwin, relict of the late Edward Galligan, was buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery this morning. The funeral was held from her late residence, Napier street, to St. Augustine’s church, thence to the cemetery. She was one of the oldest citizens having attained the age of 89 years, and 22 days.

 

WILLIAMS - In New York City, on November 23, at 8:a.m. Edward Williams, in his 61st year, late of Hamilton.

 

Wednesday, November 26, 1902

 

McLEOD - The funeral of the late Angus McLeod, M.P. will be held at Bracebridge, Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

 

BROWN (St. Thomas) November 25 - The body of William Brown, a carpenter, was found this morning lying on the rails at the platform of the station. It is thought that he crawled under a train to make some repairs and the wheels passed over him. He leaves a widow, one son, and a daughter.

 

SMITH (Burlington) - On Friday last, the infant daughter of J. Smith, of East Burlington, died from some brain trouble and was interred on Sunday at Greenwood cemetery.

 

POTTER - On Tuesday, November 25, 1902, at his late residence, 114 Rebecca street, Wm. Potter, aged 79 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son, George Potter, 158 Burlington street east, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

WALKER - At her late residence, 134 Jackson street west, on Wednesday, November 26, 1902, Ellen L. Walker, relict of the late T.D. Walker. Funeral notice later.

 

Thursday, November 27, 1902

 

WILLIAMS (Chatham, Ontario) November 27 - Erastus Williams, an employee of the L.E. and D. R. Railway for the past year, was run over by a shunted car on Colborne street, at 8 a.m. today, and died of his injuries half an hour after.

It is thought he tripped and fell when crossing the track, which was slippery from last night’s snow fall. Williams came from Tillsonburg, and his father is a conductor between that place and Harrisburg.

 

LOWES (Toronto) November 22nd - John M. Lowes, formerly of the town of Whitby, in the County of Ontario, passed away yesterday morning at his late residence, in Toronto, 80 Bismarck avenue. Mr. Lowes came to Toronto 20 years ago, and had been actively engaged in manufacturing coffee, and spices ever since. Previous to coming to Toronto, he was senior member of the firm of Lowes &


Powell, of the town of Whitby, who had the largest general store in the county. Just two weeks ago,  the junior member of that firm J.B. Powell, died very suddenly in Whitby. Thus the old firm is wiped out. In early life, Mr. Lowes was a prominent mason. He leaves a widow, one daughter and two sons, Charles in Toronto and Rev. George M. pastor of the congregational church in Hamilton. His nephew, F. James Gibson, is business manager of the Newark News. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence to Mount Pleasant cemetery.

 

CHAMBERLIN (Ottawa) November 26 - George Chamberlin, aged 60 years, a well-to-do farmer of Billings Bridge, died yesterday under rather unusual circumstances. He did some threshing during the day with the old fashion flail, and went to his supper in apparent good health. Before retiring for the night, he prepared the kindling and did some other chores around the house. He complained to his wife that he had a pain in his shoulder, and, as he was speaking of the matter fell dead in her arms. Heart failure brought on by the exertion of the days work is supposed to have been the cause of death.

 

BROWN (St. Thomas) November 26 - The inquest into the death of W.H. Brown, car-repairer who was found dead yesterday on the G.T.R. tracks, has been adjourned until Friday night. Much doubt is thrown on the theory of accidental death. He may have been murdered and placed on the rails afterwards.

 

GOWERS (Fulton) - The remains of the only son of J. Gowers, of Buffalo, were interred in the Methodist cemetery here last Thursday.

 

LYNE - On Thursday, 27th November 1902, at No. 455 East Barton street, Thomas Harding, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lyne, aged 3 months. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. Fiends will please accept this intimation.

 

WALKER - At her late residence, 134 Jackson street west, on Wednesday, November 26th , 1902,

Elllen L. Walker, relict of the late T.D. Walker. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. to St. Mark’s church. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

Friday, November 28, 1902

 

RATLIFF - George Ratliff died at the city hospital yesterday. He was taken ill at his work on Wednesday morning and had to go home. He was taken to the hospital where an operation was performed the same afternoon, but he succumbed yesterday. The funeral will take place on Saturday at the residence of his mother, 263 Victoria avenue north.

At the city hospital, George Ratliff, aged 20 years. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his mother’s residence, 263 Victoria avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery.

 

DAYO (Kingston, Ontario) November 28 - This morning, Frank Dayo, a brakeman on the Kingston and Pembroke railway, was killed by contact with an overhead bridge near the Cotton mills.

 

HODGSON - Mr. Hodgson, 45 Strachan street, today received word from Detroit of the death of his son at St. Mary’s hospital Detroit. The deceased had been ill for about ten days with typhoid fever.


ROEBAK (Fort William) November 27 - Seven Galicians were placed under arrest tonight charged with the brutal murder of Steven Roebak, a Polander. The fight occurred last night in the foreign district near the mills. Roebak was found this morning with his head and neck frightfully cut from injuries inflicted by clubs and pieces of iron and died about noon.

 

REILLY (Kingston Ontario) November 27 - Lawrence Reilly, aged about 40 years, died on the G.T.R. express at noon near Napanee. He was on his way from Chicago to Montreal. The remains were brought to Kingston and taken to Corbett’s undertaking rooms, where they were prepared for burial. Instructions are being awaited from the deceased’s relatives. Deceased suffered from consumption.

 

McLEOD - The funeral of Angus McLeod, late member of the Ontario Legislature for North Ontario, took place at Bracebridge yesterday.

 

BROHMAN (Berlin) November 27 - Rev. George Brohman, the well-known parish priest at St

Clement’s, died suddenly in Berlin at 11:30 this forenoon. Death was due directly to heart failure, brought on by an acute attack of a kidney affection. He came to Berlin on Wednesday noon, intending to remain at St. Mary’s parish house until this morning and then proceed to Guelph to attend an annual conference of the clergy of this district. During the afternoon, he felt unwell and said he feared a return of a former illness. Dr. Cline was called in and administered medicine that afforded relief for a time. Towards evening the pain became more severe, and during the early part of the night Rev. R. Lehmann remained up with him. Rev. W.V. Klopefer relieved Father Lehman

early this morning. At that time, Father Brohman was asleep. He did not waken for some hours and then he moved about in bed. He then became unconscious and could not be roused. Rev. W.V. Klopefer administered the last rites of the church. Dr. Cline and Dr. Lackmer were hurriedly sent for but when they arrived they saw it was too late and in a few minutes the vital spark had fled. The end came in a peaceful sleep.

The interment takes place on Saturday at St. Clement’s at 10:00 a.m.

 

CHEESEMAN - On November 28th, at his late residence, 151 Breadalbane street, Thomas Cheeseman aged 49 years. Funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral thence to Holy Sepluchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

Saturday, November 29, 1902

 

BARNES (Lindsay, Ontario) November 29 - Engineer Barnes was crushed to death under his own engine in the freight yards here this morning. Barnes’ train was a double header, and while he was down under his engine cleaning out the ashes, the engineer of the second locomotive started up. Barnes’ head was completely severed from his body. He was unmarried and is said to have lived in Allandale.

 

POTTER - The remains of the late Wm. Potter were laid to rest at Hamilton cemetery yesterday. The pallbearers were five grandsons and one nephew - Alfred, George, John, Walter, and Eddie Potter. A large number of floral tributes were placed on the casket from grandchildren. Rev. J. Bracken conducted the funeral service at both house and grave.


WATSON - The many friends of John Rymal, Hess street south, will regret to hear of the death of his daughter Gurney, wife of Charles Watson, Dixie, Ontario. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended.

 

KELLY (Glencoe, Ontario) November 29 - Miss Jennie Kelly, 11 years of age, who formerly lived with M. Goulding, Glencoe, but lately living on a farm three miles south, met with a fatal accident yesterday. She went to the well to draw a pail of water, having on new shoes, and when about to draw the pail up she slipped and fell into the well, and was drowned.

 

McKIBBON (Woodstock) November 28 - Denial is given to a statement in the Toronto Presbyterian that severe hazing at Woodstock college caused the death of a youth in Lakefield. The lad referred to is Harry McKibbon and he entered the college last September. Principal McCrimmon says the student was suffering from diabetes which troubled him shortly after he came to the school. Doctor Sinclair treated him for the disease, and the boy was confined for some time in the college hospital. He went to his home in Lakefield and died there on November 1.

Principal McCrimmon says there is no foundation that the rumour that McKibbon died from the effects of hazing. Doctor St. Clair’s statement in regard to the case concurred with those of the principal. The boy never told him that he had been hazed, but it appears with his grandfather with whom he lived suspected that the illness was brought on by hazing. The doctor says the disease was coming on before the unfortunate student entered the college.

 

MITCHELL (Birk’s Falls) November 28 - An interesting old lady, Miss Ann Mitchell, who has been living with Mrs. D. Day, of the Day house, since 1880 died at the hotel here at the great age of 103 years, 11 months and 4 days. The deceased retained all her faculties until the last, and had always been of a remarkably bright and cheerful disposition. She was born in Ireland, on December 21, 1799.

 

CARR - On November 28th, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. C.L. Rousseaux, 58 Vine street, Miss Hannah Carr. Funeral Monday December 1 at 3:30 p.m.

 

HETHERINGTON - At the residence of D. Dunlop, 174 Catharine street south, on Friday, November 28th, Lizzie S. Hetherington, daughter of the late John Hetherington ,Dundas. Funeral from above address Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to Dundas.

 

CHEESEMAN - On November 28 at his late residence 151 Breadalbane st. Thomas Cheeseman, aged 49 years. Funeral on Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

 

FAULKNOR - In this city, on Friday November 28, 1902, Thomas Chester, youngest son of the late Thomas Faulknor, aged 12 years and 4 months. Funeral from his mother’s residence, rear of 84 Caroline street north, on Sunday at 2:30. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

HODGSON - At St. Mary’s hospital, Detroit, Mich., on November 27th,1902, Edward M. Hodgson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hodgson, 45 Strachan street west, Hamilton, aged 23 years and 8 months. Funeral from above address on Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.


JEFFS - On Saturday, November 29th, 1902, Elizabeth Yardley, beloved wife of Job Jeffs, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, 97 Walnut street south, on Monday at 3:30 p.m. (Private)

 

Monday, December 1, 1902

 

CHURCH (Dundas) December 1 - Mrs. Church has received the news from Rat Portage that her son was drowned there about two weeks ago. He was employed in constructing a bridge and while at work missed his footing and fell into the river. The body was recovered shortly afterwards, and from a letter from his mother that he had it was learned she resided here. 

 

McKAY (Ottawa, Ontario) December 1 - Wm. McKay, one of Ottawa’s millionaire lumberman, died here today, aged 84. He came from Ireland in the 30's and started life as a mill hand, working on the Chaudiere drives. He afterwards, by saving, bought limits on a small scale, and eventually became a lumber king. His fortune is estimated at three million dollars. He was a generous giver to charity and a devoted Catholic. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Darcy Macbon and Mrs. St. Dennis Lemoine, and a son Walter McKay.

 

JEFFS - The remains of Elizabeth Jeffs were consigned to their last resting place this afternoon, Rev. W.F. Jeffs officiating. The pallbearers were Samuel, William, George, and Joseph Jeffs, sons, and William Fitzsimmons, and A. Gow, grandsons.

 

HORNING - John Horning, an old resident of Ancaster, died on Saturday morning. The deceased was born in Ancaster township near Copetown, in December 1822, and lived on the old homestead until about seven years ago when he moved into Ancaster.

 

MUNRO - Mrs. Munro, of Maxville, died at her late residence on Saturday, November 29. She was a sister to Mrs. John Lutz and John McDermid, of this city. Mrs. Munro was on a visit to Mrs. Lutz last summer, and many friends here during her short stay, who will regret to hear of her demise.

 

JONESS (Bowmanville) November 30 - One of the saddest accidents that ever happened here occurred this morning through the effects of which J.M. Joness, one of the most respected residents of the neighbourhood lost his life. Mr. Joness resided about two miles east of the town where he and his two sons farmed and carried on a dairy and milk business. After he had retired on Saturday evening, there being a high wind blowing, he got up and hastily dressing himself went out to the barn to stop the windmill, which is erected on top of the barn from running. By some means he was caught in the machinery and his left arm drawn in up to the shoulder. This was about midnight and he remained in this position alone and unable to extricate himself, until daylight this morning.

When he went out, Mrs. Jones was sleeping, and on awakening later did not realize what time it was and supposed he had gone out as early as usual to attend the things around the barn.

When discovered this morning, he was partly conscious but his sufferings throughout the hours of the night had been terrible. Medical aid was at once called in but the shock and exposure had been too much and he died this afternoon. Deceased was universally respected, and was a prominent figure in the agricultural and farmers institute societies, and was one of the leading officials in the Methodist church. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and three sons, William and Fred who are married, but worked the farm with him, Charles, who was with Howard’s scouts during the recent


African campaign. Of the daughters, two resided at home, the other being Mrs. H. Brittain, of Strathroy, Ontario. The interment will take place Tuesday afternoon.

 

MacCABE (Ottawa) November 30 - The almost tragic death today of Doctor Alexander MacCabe, principal of the Provincial Normal school and a well-known educationist has created a profound impression in the city. Doctor MacCabe was married to Miss Sims, of Ottawa, only a fortnight ago and returned from his honeymoon just a few days ago. The doctor and his bride had taken up residence at the Gilmour, and left the hotel this morning about 10:15 to attend High Mass at St. Patrick’s church. Being a little late, they walked rapidly. Doctor and Mrs. MacCabe proceeded to their pew, and the doctor had just removed his overcoat and taken his seat when he fell forward as if in a faint. He was immediately to the vestry when it was found that he was dead.

The service proceeded and only when the great congregation (had left) was it generally known that one of the pillars of St. Patrick’s had passed away. Doctor MacCabe was 40 years of age, and a past grand president of the C.M.B.A.  Great sympathy is expressed for the young bride.

 

SUTHERLAND (Woodstock) November 30 - Miss Verona Sutherland, daughter of James Sutherland, who is employed with the Massey-Harris company of Toronto, died suddenly this morning from an overdose of laudanum. Miss Sutherland, who was quite a young women, woke up in the night with a severe toothache and took the laudanum to ease the pain. She took too much and never regained consciousness. The coroner was called and deemed an inquest unnecessary.

 

HODGSON - The funeral of Edward M. Hodgson, who died at St. Mary’s hospital, Detroit, on November 27, took place from his parents’ residence 45 Strachan street, yesterday afternoon. Rev. Canon Bland officiated at the house and Rev. W. Massey at the grave. The pallbearers were W. Purdy, F. Harris, T. Dixon, J. Woodcroft, G. Smith, and W. Hodgson.

 

MUIR - At Stony Creek, on November 30th, at 4:00 a.m. Henry B. Muir, in his 51st year. Funeral from the residence of Mr. Clark on Tuesday. Service at the house at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Grimsby.

 

LENNAHAN - At the House of Providence, Dundas, on November 30, Ellen Lennahan. Funeral from Dwyer’s Undertaking rooms on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

MUNRO - At Maxville, Ontario, on Saturday, November 29th, 1902, Ellen McDermid, beloved wife of Peter Munro and sister to Mrs. John Luts and John McDermid of Hamilton.

 

Tuesday, December 2, 1902

 

GRIFFIN - Cyrus R. Griffin, of Brantford, aged 79, is dead.

 

PONSFORD - E.E. Ponsford, the well-known St. Thomas contractor, died suddenly on Sunday of peritonitis. He was 33 years of age.

 

PARKIN - Elliott, the only son of John W. Parkin, of Chatham, died on Sunday. The lad was playing with some other boys in the yard on Saturday and by a fall received fatal injuries.


HOWARTHS (Oakville) December 2 - Thomas Howarths, of the banking firm of Andrew & Howarths, who shot himself between 12:30 and 1:00 o’clock yesterday, died two hours later.

Mr Howarths appears to be have been greatly worried over financial difficulties, and for some days had been in state of despondency. In the morning, he received a letter that caused him much concern. Shortly after 12:00 o’clock he shot himself in the right temple, and though medical assistance was immediately summoned, there was no chance of saving his life.

 

ECCLESTONE - Death has claimed another old resident of the city in the person of Mrs. Ecclestone, wife of James Ecclestone 148 Victoria avenue north. The deceased came to the city from Norwich, England, in 1869, and during her residence won the esteem and affection of all who knew her. Her health never was the same since the loss of her eldest daughter, Tillie, who died in South Carolina seven years ago, and her death, while not unexpected, came rather suddenly. She leaves behind to mourn her loss, two daughters, Emma, and Jennie, and the sorrowing husband, to whom is extended the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

At 148 Victoria avenue north on December 1, Sarah, wife of James Ecclestone, in her 69th year, a native of Norwich, England. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

 

SHOULDICE - J.H. Shouldice died last evening at his residence, 319 Catharine street north, and so sudden and unexpected was his death, that it was a great shock to his relatives and friends. He was taken ill at St. Matthews church on Sunday evening, but his condition was not serious enough to alarm his friends. He passed away about six o’clock. Heart failure was the cause of death.

The deceased was about 56 years of age, and was born in Ottawa. His parents moved to Waterdown when he was quite young, and afterwards he came here. He had lived in Hamilton for about forty years, and had many friends. Of late years he was in the insurance business.

Mr. Shouldice was a staunch Conservative and did a great deal of work for the party. He leaves a widow, one son, Doctor Shouldice of St. Louis, and one daughter, Mrs. Mosbaurner of Chicago.

At number 219 Catharine street north on Monday, December 1, 1902, James H. Shouldice insurance agent age 57 years. Funeral notice later.

 

TOWERSEY - At his mother’s residence, 153 East King street, on Monday, December 1, 1902, Joseph W. Towersey, only son of Mrs. and the late Joseph Towersey. Funeral at 3:30 p.m.

 

SYNDEY-SMITH - At Galt on December 2, 1902, in her 71st year, Miss Caroline Syndey-Smith daughter of the late J. Syndey-Smith, surgeon Brighton, England. Funeral Thursday at 3:00 o’clock from the residence of Mr. J.D. Grafton, Dundas.

 

Wednesday December 3, 1902

 

SYNDEY-SMITH - The news of the death of Miss Caroline Syndey-Smith was a great shock to her many relatives and friends in Dundas and Hamilton. She passed away at Galt, on Tuesday morning after a brief illness. The deceased was a daughter of the late Doctor Syndey-Smith of Brighton, England, and a sister of Mrs. J.G. Grafton. She was a estimable lady, and a large circle of friends will be grieved to hear of her sudden death. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 3:30 from The Maples, the residence of J.B. Grafton, Dundas.


ECCLESTON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Eccleston, which took place this afternoon from her late residence 148 Victoria avenue north was largely attended. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. Dr. Wlson.

 

JOHNSTONE (Hespeler) December 1 - James Pagen Johnstone , one of Hespeler’s oldest residents, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. Mr. Johnstone who had been ailing all fall, was seated in a chair conversing with his son and a gentleman caller, when he suddenly gave a gasp, his head fell back and death ensued instantly. Deceased was a Scotchman by birth and was in his seventy-second year. He had lived in Hespeler when the place was called New Hope, and served for twelve years on the village council. Deceased was a staunch Conservative and a trustee of the Presbyterian church.

 

SHOULDICE - At number 219 Catharine street north, on Monday December 1, 1902, James H. Shouldice, insurance agent, aged 57 years. Funeral Friday at 1:00 p.m. from Blatchford & Sons rooms. (Private) - please omit flowers. Internment at Waterdown.

 

STONE - Wm. P. Stone, youngest son of Capt. J.H. Stone, Toronto, formerly of Company A, Thirteenth Battalion, Hamilton, late of Company A, thirteenth Infantry, U.S.A. died at Dagupan, Phillippine Islands, September 9th, 1901. Burial Thursday December 4th at 3:00 p.m. from cemetery chapel, Hamilton.

 

Thursday, December 4, 1902

 

STONE - The remains of the late Wm. P. Stone, son of Capt. J.H. Stone, of Toronto, who died on September 9th, 1901, in Dagupan, Philippine Islands, arrived here yesterday afternoon having being on the way since September 13, of this year. Interment took place in Hamilton cemetery this afternoon, a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased being present. A short service was held at the chapel, Prof. Campbell of McMaster University officiated. The pallbearers were; David White, Robert Smith, Chas Kidner, James McDermott, Bruce Harvey, and Edward A. Cooper.

The late William P. Stone was, at the time of his death, 32 years of age. His first military experience was with the Thirteenth Regiment of this city, he being for a time a member of A Company. When the Philippine war broke out, he went to Buffalo and enlisted in A Company, Thirteenth U.S.A. Infantry, and went to the front with that corps. On the 9th of September 1902, he died and his remains were interred in Dagupan. At the close of the war, his relatives applied to have the remains exhumed and sent home. His was one of 1,500 bodies that were exhumed and forwarded to friends or relatives. Thus does Uncle Sam show his respect for the memory of those who fought in his army and died serving him. The casket in which were the remains of the late Pte. Stone was draped with an American flag before being lowered into the grave.

 

STEVENS (Chatham) December 3 - Charles Stevens, a lad attending the high school here, was killed at Dresden Station last evening. The boy’s home was in Dresden, and he came to Chatham Collegiate by train daily. He did not put in an appearance at his home last night, and search was instituted. This morning the dead body was found along side the track.

The boy had been standing on the platform of the passenger coach and had fallen off.

 

PATTERSON (St. Catharines Ontario) December 3 - A fatal accident occurred at Jordan Station on Tuesday afternoon, where by a four-year-old- boy was killed while playing about the G.T.R. yards.


Shortly after 1:00 o’clock, two sons of J. Patterson, of the Canadian Bridge company, Drummondville, were playing in the G.T.R yards, when the younger Charles endeavored to cross the track by crawling under the cars of the work train, which was standing on the main line. The train suddenly started up and ran over the lad, separating hands and head from the body.

 

HOWARTH (Oakville) December 4 - The funeral of the late Thomas Howarth took place on Wednesday afternoon, there was a good turnout. The cortege was led by the Oakville band, then came the Foresters, and the Masons. He was buried in St. Jude’s cemetery. Rev. Canon Worrell conducted the services.

 

NICHOLSON - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. David Nicholson, of Dundas, will regret to hear of the death of their infant daughter, Dorothy, which occurred yesterday at their home. The funeral will take place on Friday to Ancaster burying ground and will be private.

At Dundas, on December 3, 1902, Dorothy, beloved child of David and Beatrice Nicholson. Interment at Ancaster Friday afternoon, December 5th. Funeral private.

 

UNSWORTH (Dundas, Ontario) December 4 - Word was received here yesterday morning of the death of Adam Unsworth at Camden, N.J.  Mr. Unsworth was for years a citizen of Dundas, when he was employed on the Cotton mill staff. He was a member of Valley City lodge, I.O.O.F.

 

WARE - E.W. Ware, who formerly lived here, was killed at Royalton, Vermont, yesterday. No particulars of the accident have been received. The deceased lived here in Hamilton for a number of years. He came here about fifty years ago from the states and carried on business as a scale manufacturer. After his retirement from the firm of Gurney, Ware, & Co., he lived privately. He left Hamilton several years ago.

 

HAVERCROFT - William Havercroft, at the residence of his son-in-law W.G. 126 ½ James street north, city, on Thursday, December 4th, 1902. Born at Nessingham, Lincolnshire, England, October 16, 1841. Funeral from above residence on Saturday, December 6th, at 3:00 p.m. Toronto, Ontario, and Chicago Ill., papers please copy.

 

PECOVER - In Memoriam - Died on December 4th, 1901, aged 28 years, James the dearly beloved son of Louisa and the late Jos. Pecover. His memory is precious.

 

Friday, December 5, 1902

 

LYNCH - An inquest was opened by Coroner Ross at Dundas today in the case of Mrs. Lynch, whose body was found in the canal last evening. After viewing the body the jury adjourned until tonight.

Mrs Margaret Lynch, an old resident of Dundas, was found drowned in the canal last evening. In the morning something was noticed floating in the water near Bibby’s boathouse, but no one was close enough to see what it was. In the evening George Bibby and Mat Shepherd went out in a boat to see what it was, but found nothing on that part of the canal, but when they got near the malt house they found the body floating face downwards and brought it ashore. The body was removed to the town hall and Undertaker F.A. Latshaw took it in charge. The deceased was last seen about 8:00 o’clock Wednesday night, and it is thought she wandered down to the canal and fell in. It is


somewhat peculiar that the body was still floating last night. She lived alone in her house on York house for some years. She has a son James, a machinist, residing in Hamilton.

It is probable an inquest will be held.

 

THOMPSON - Mark Thompson, 296 Victoria avenue north, died last night. He was an old resident and was much respected. He had been ill for two weeks. He was employed by the Sawyer Massey company.

The deceased was a member of Dixon lodge, A.O.U.W.  He leaves a widow, three sons, and three daughters.

 

SHOULDICE - This afternoon, the remains of the late James H. Shouldice were laid at rest in the Waterdown cemetery. A funeral, which was of a private character, took place at 1:00 o’clock at Blachford’s & Sons undertaking establishment. A short service was conducted by Rev. Canon Sutherland. The pallbearers were; S.R. McIlroy, J. Dixon, Frank Wilkinson, S. Doak, Doctor Chas. Craig, and Mr. Broadbent.

 

REVAS (Toronto) December 4 - S. Revas, registered from Toronto, was found dead in bed at the Commercial hotel this morning. He had been suffocated by gas.

 

McQUIGLEY (Grimsby) December 5 - Mr. McQuigley, who has been residing with his daughter Mrs. Murray Fitch, for the past two years, passed silently on Tuesday. The funeral took place on Thursday to the Presbyterian cemetery.

 

WILSON (Youngstown Telegram) - James G. Wilson, formerly a prominent business man of Youngstown but of late years a resident of Pasadena, California, at his home in the latter city Saturday morning last. 

Later came the sad news of his death on Saturday morning, and also the announcement that the funeral would take place on Monday, from his Western home.

Mr. Wilson was born in Westport, Ireland, 73 years ago. When a child he was brought to this country, and spent the greater part of his life in Hamilton, Canada. In 1867, he moved to Crawford County, Pa., where he resided three or four year, before he came to Youngstown.

The deceased was a son of the late Mrs. Thomas Beatty and was well known here. Some years ago, he was a partner with George Barnes in the stationary business.

 

BAREFOOT (Wiarton) December 4 - Thomas Barefoot, a young man 25 years of age, committed suicide at Shallow lake by taking a large dose of strychnine. He was married but two weeks and during that time had been drinking heavily which appears to have brought on temporary insanity in which condition he committed the rash act. He still had poison on his person and he took a dose which ended his life is without doubt.

 

HAVERCROFT - William Havercroft, at the residence of his son-in-law Phillip W.Gee, 126 ½ James streeet north, city, on Thursday, December 4th, 1902. Born at Messingham, Lincolnshire, England, October 16, 1841. Funeral from above address on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence 296 Victoria avenue north, to Hamilton cemetery.


POLLOCK - In North Barton, December 5, 1902, Annie, eldest daughter of Robert and Marie Pollock. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from her parent’s residence North Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Saturday, December 6, 1902

 

THOMPSON - The funeral of the late Mark Thompson will take place tomorrow afternoon from his late residence, 296 Victoria avenue north, at 2:00 o’clock., instead of 2:30 as was previously announced.

 

HAVERCROFT - The funeral of the late William Havercroft, formerly messenger for Molson’s bank, took place this afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, Philip W.Gee, 126 ½ James street north. There was a large attendance of mourners, deceased having had a large circle of friends. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. J.W. Hoyt and pastor B.W. Philpott.

 

LYNCH (Dundas) December 6 - An inquest was held last night to determine cause of the death of Mrs. Margaret Lynch, who was found drowned in the canal. The jury found death resulted accidentally. Dr. Bertram and Dr. Smith made the post mortem examination.

 

LOTHIAN - Richard Lothian, of Strabane, died early this morning at the residence of Andrew Baxter, corner and Bold and Caroline streets. Deceased was about 70 years of age. When coming to Hamilton, he visited Mr. Baxter’s house. His last visit was last Tuesday and while hanging up his coat he fell down the cellar steps. The shock was too much for the old man, and he passed away this morning.

 

ROBINSON (New York) December 5 - The steamer Laurentian from Glasgow, arrived tonight after a boisterous passage since John Ferguson of Paisley, Scotland, died November 26th, and was buried at sea. Mrs. Martha Robinson, a native of Yorkshire, who was returning from a visit to her native place, died December 2. The remains will be forwarded to her home in Toronto.

 

GRAHAM (Omemee) December 5 - There died here today at the age of 92, William Graham, a veteran, he having acted as Sergeant in the Durham volunteers, during the troublous times of the Rebellion of 1837. One of his treasured keepsakes was a discharge in which he is described as a good loyal soldier; it is dated May 24, 1839, and signed G. Elliott, Major, Com. and Alexander Brown, Captain.

 

McCLARY (London, Ontario) December 5 - Oliver McClary died here this afternoon at the age of 87. He was born in West Minister township, and because of impaired health he commenced selling tin ware on the road, subsequently beginning its manufacture. This was the beginning of the business of McClary Manufacturing company, which is today London’s largest industry.

Deceased retired from the business 20 years ago leaving its control to his brother John, the present head of the concern.

 

ARTHUR - Samuel Arthur, an old and much respected resident of Hamilton, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. Stephenson, corner Kelly and Elgin streets, early last evening. He had


not been well for a couple of years, but was able to be about almost to the hour of his death. He voted on Thursday and took breakfast and dinner yesterday as usual. About the middle of the afternoon he complained of bed and laid down on the lounge. Members of his family were summoned and he passed peacefully away shortly before the arrival of Dr. Leslie about 7:00 o’clock.

Mr. Arthur was in his 78th year. He was a native of Cornwall, England where he was born in 1835. He came to Canada in 1844, and followed the business of plasterer and brick layer. He retired from the active duties of life twelve or fifteen years ago. In 1850, he married Miss Isabella Hunter who died 20 years ago. The surviving members of the family are two sons, and three daughters - John, residing at 58 Smith avenue; Charles of Minneapolis, Minn; Mrs. Henry Childs of Rutherford, N.J; Mrs. Henry C. Webber, 230 John street south, and Mrs. Hugh Stephenson, with whom he made his home.

In politics, he was consistent Conservative - one of those sturdy supporters of the party who never swerved in allegiance. He was connected with Wesley church for many years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday and will be private.

At his late residence, 22 Elgin street, on Friday December 5, 1902, Samuel Arthur aged 78 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday the 9th inst. At 2:00 o’clock.

 

POLLOCK - In North Barton, December 5, 1902, Annie, eldest daughter of Robert and Maria Pollock. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. from her parents’ residence, North Barton. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

THOMPSON - In this city, on December 4th, 1902, Mark Thompson, a native of Brampton, Cumberland, England. Funeral on Sunday at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 294 Victoria avenue north, thence to St. Matthew’s church for service. Internment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

 Monday, December 8, 1902

 

BREADY, HUGHES, HAINER - The village of Grimsby is a great house of mourning today. As a result of a terribly fatal accident about 8:30 last night, two of the most estimable young ladies of the village, and one of its best known young men are lying dead, their bodies mangled and torn awaiting the calling of a coroner’s jury to determine as to the cause of the fatality. Their names are Miss Gertrude Hainer, Miss Maude Hughes, and Harry Bready.

When the Grand Trunk express from the east reached the Stuart street station a little before 9:00 o’clock last night, the engineer, in making his usual examination, found a boot and bits of clothing on the pilot. He concluded that the train had run over a man, and reported the find. A message was sent to Grimsby and the section gang was called out. The wire from Hamilton said that the accident had occurred about a mile from Grimsby, in the direction of Winona, and in that direction the section patrolled the north track, without finding any evidence of accident. They returned to Grimsby and the south track, and not until they reached Grimsby yard did they discover the victims of the awful affair. In the railway yard, thrown some distance from the rails were the three bodies, mangled and bruised, and horrible to look upon.

The supposition that the three young people, not to be able to cross the yard until the freight moved out, stood on the south track waiting. While they stood there not thinking of danger, the express came in an opposite direction, thundered along, and before they had time to escape, hurled all three into eternity.


Miss Hainer, who was about 19 years of age, was a daughter of Murray Hainer, of Grimsby village. She was bookkeeper and typewriter in the Grimsby Independent office, and had formerly been a student in one of the Hamilton business colleges.

Miss Hughes was about 25 years of age, and was a daughter of Charles Hughes, one of the best known residents of the village.

Harry Bready was 20 years of age, and his former home was in St. Catharines. He was an employee of the Independent staff, and had intended to leave the village in a few weeks, for Rainy River district where his father is living.

 

THOMPSON - The funeral of the late Mark Thompson took place yesterday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from his residence, 296 Victoria avenue north. The large attendance shows the high esteem in which deceased was held. After a short service at the house the cortege wended its way to St. Matthew’s church, where a very impressive service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Whitcomb. There was a large turnout of the Sawyer-Massey company’s employees, also Dixon lodge of Workman. The pallbearers were three shop mates and three members of the Workman.

The widow and family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends.

 

JOHNSTON - James Johnston, an old resident, died yesterday at his home, 127 Hughson street north. He was 60 years of age, and worked nearly all his life on the Old Great Western and Grand Trunk railways. He was a member of Knox street.

 

O’DONOHUE (Toronto) December 8 - Senator John O’Donohue, a noted figure in the history of Toronto, died at his late residence, 160 Church street, at 6:00 o’clock last evening. He returned from Ottawa on Tuesday, where he was conducting a case before the Supreme Court, and appeared to be in his usual health up to Saturday morning when he was forced to take to his bed. Mr. O’Donohue had been in failing health for some time, being a sufferer from kidney trouble, but his death was somewhat unexpected, and will come as a shock to his many friends throughout the Dominion.

For 63 years, deceased had been a resident of Toronto, and for the major portion of that period was prominent in the public eye, as a lawyer, a politician, and a leading member of the Ontario Catholic League.

 

ROGERS (Havelock, Ontario) December 7 - A terrible disaster occurred here last night, when a whole family were nearly wiped out of existence in a railway crossing accident. The calamity occurred at 8:08 o’clock at the west end of the village, where the C.P.R. level crossing is very dangerous for anyone approaching it from the north. Buildings erected close to the track hide any view of trains coming from the west. James Rogers, about 35, farmer, residing two miles from the village, his wife, aged about 40, his two sons, Walter and Fred aged 13 and 11 years, and an adopted daughter aged about 9, were on their home, and just as Rogers drove on to the crossing the local express thundered upon them, striking the bobsleigh exactly in the middle and hurling the occupants in all directions. Mrs. Rogers was struck on the head, and killed instantly. Mr. Rogers and the youngest boy Fred were terrible mangled on the head and body, but were still living. The little girl was knocked unconscious but her injuries are not fatal, her lower jaw being fractured in two places. The other boy was thrown 40 feet over wood piles and ties, and only sustained a sprained ankle. He was conscious when found and has since explained that his father could not control the horses when he saw the train coming, and that the express struck them before they had time to jump. The funeral of the three victims of the awful affair will take place on Tuesday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Griffin in this town. An inquest will be probable be held here on Monday.


MARTIN (Cleveland, Ohio) December 7 - Still another victim was added today to the long list of fatalities incident to the construction of the water works tunnel. Almost without warning, miner Joe Martin, of Toronto, was struck down with the bends, and within ten minutes his lifeless body lay on the top of the crib, surrounded by his former companions in toil and danger. Martin went down early today, as usual, with the regular shift. While in the tunnel, he was seized with the chokes, but remained at his post for the required two hours. Just at noon, however a violet attack of chokes again seized him, and he passed away almost immediately. Martin was 32 years old, and he had been working in the tunnel for about five weeks.

 

KAMM  (Toronto) December 8 - Julius Kamm, 168 Dovercourt road, shot himself through the mouth on Saturday, and is now at St. Michael’s hospital at the point of death.

That the shooting was done with suicidal intent is beyond the possibility of a doubt. Kamm was found in an unconscious state in an armchair on Saturday about 2 p.m. by his son, who had just returned from work. An old fashioned pistol was found in his right hand. Dr. Smuck was called, but his attempts to revive the man were unavailing. About 6:00 p.m., he was removed to St. Michael’s hospital where the doctors pronounced his case hopeless.

For many years Kamm has been despondent, and of late quite given over to despair. He is 57 years of age, and has a wife and family of grownup children.

 

BURROWS (Toronto) December 8 - After living since the night of November 21 with a bullet lodged in his brain, Francis Augustus Burrows, a Toronto man, died at Harper hospital, Detroit, at 5L35 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. Coroner Hoffman, will conduct an inquest today at 2:00 p.m.

Burrows went to Detroit to visit his brother, he indulged rather freely in liquor, and, from remarks he made during lucid intervals after the shooting, he thought he was the victim of unrequited love.

Witnesses noticed him suddenly stop near the corner of Woodward avenue and Windsor street, about eleven o’clock on the night in question. Then a shot rang out and Burrows fell to the walk unconscious. It was not believed that he would live through the night but he surprised the surgeon’s by partially regaining his senses several hours after his reception at the hospital.

 

HALL - H.L. Hall, city editor of the London advertising, is dead.

 

MAITLAND - James Maitland, aged 94 years, died at Belleville from injuries received by being run over by a lady cyclist.

 

SPROULE - On Friday evening, there died at Niagara Falls South (Port Robinson) a highly respected resident for many years of Brantford and latterly of Toronto, in the person Mrs. S.A. Sproule, widow of the late Robert Sproule, of Brantford. Mrs. Sproule passed away at the advanced age of 83 years, after a short illness.

 

LOVATT (Thessalon) December 7 - Jas. Lovatt, post master at Dayton, met a shocking fate yesterday, having being almost entirely eaten by a sow while in a fit. Deceased was subject to fainting spells and while doing some chores about the yard was seized by one, and fell in an unconscious condition to the ground. A sow, which was running at large on the place, at once commenced to devour her helpless victim, and when the body was found it presented a most horrible spectacle.


The deceased was over 70 years of age was married twice and leaves a family of two daughters by his second marriage. The remains were interred in the Day Mills cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

 

YORK (Belleville) December 7 - An accident happened at Monteagle which will likely prove fatal. Lewis York, a young man of 21, went into a stable to look after two horses, when they kicked him knocking him down and tramping him into insensibility. When rescued, his skull was found to be crushed, his recover is next to impossible.

 

ARTHUR - At his late residence, 32 Elgin street, on Friday December 5, 1902, Samuel Arthur, aged 78 years. Funeral from above address on Tuesday, the 9th inst., at 2:00 o’clock. Private.

 

JACKSON - In this city on Sunday 8th December 1902, James Jackson, aged 60 years. Funeral from his late residence, 127 Hughson street north, on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Internment at Hamilton cemetery. Friend and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

KENNEDY - In this city, on December 6th, 1902, Mrs. Jane Kennedy, formerly of Merritton, Ontario, aged 74 years. Funeral on Tuesday, December 9th, at 2:00 p.m. from her late residence, 162 east Barton street, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends will please this intimation.

 

Tuesday, December 9, 1902

 

O’DONOHUE (Toronto) December 9 - The funeral of the late Senator O’Donohue took place this morning a service being held in St. Michael’s Cathedral. Among the pallbearers were Senator Cox, Robert Jaffray, Nicholas Murphy, J. Norris, W.J. McCormick, Peter Ryan, Peter Small, and L. O’Bryne.

 

HASKETT (Brantford) December 9 - Wm. Haskett, aged 78, residing on Brock street, was found dead in his cistern last evening. Shortly after tea, he went to get a pail of soft water. Not returning, one of the family went to see what detained, and found him in the cistern. A doctor was summoned immediately but too late, for life was extent.

The ground being covered with snow, it is supposed that when reached forward to raise the water, he slipped and fell in.

 

ARTHUR - The funeral of the late Samuel Arthur, which was private, took place this afternoon from his late residence, 33 Elgin street. Rev. J.H. Hazelwood was the officiating clergyman at the house and grave.

 

MURPHY (St. Catharines, Ontario) December 9 - James Murphy, a man of about 50 years of age,  was instantly killed about 2:30 this afternoon on the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto railway track. Deceased was walking on the tracks when the electric engine came along pushing a number of freight cars. The bell was rung, and the brakeman called to Murphy, who stepped from the track, but evidently became dazed, for he immediately started to cross the track again, when he was knocked down and instantly killed. The body was terribly mangled.

 

HOWARD (Hagersville) December 9 - J.T. Howard, one of our oldest residents, died on Tuesday night.


SHERK (Dunnville) December 5 - Mrs. Thomas Drake spent Sunday in Ridgeway attending the funeral of her uncle, George Sherk.

 

WIGGINS (St. Ann’s) December 8 - Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Burch attended the funeral of the latter’s mother, Mrs. S. G. Wiggins, in Wellandport, on Sunday

 

POLLOCK - The funeral of the late Miss Pollock took place Sunday. Rev. A. MacWilliams conducted the religious services.

 

STEAD - Mrs. Stead, wife of J.Watson Stead of the Spectator staff, died yesterday afternoon. She had been in delicate health for a long time, and her death was not unexpected. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.

At Hamilton, on December 8, 1902, Marian, beloved wife of J. Watson Stead. Funeral from 42 Robert street Wednesday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m.

 

THOMAS - In this city, on the 9th inst., Maggie, the beloved wife of H.N. Thomas. Funeral from her late residence, 93 Ray street north, on Thursday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

HACKBUSH - In this city, on Tuesday, December 9th, 1902, John Hackbush. Funeral from his late residence, 295 Hunter street west, on Thursday afternoon. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 1902

 

STEAD - Many sorrowing friends followed the remains of the late Mrs. J.W. Stead to the last resting place in the cemetery this afternoon. The funeral took place from her late residence, 42 Robert street. The Church of England service was conducted by Rev. W.H. Wade at the house and grave. The pallbearers were: J.W. Smith, James Smith, Arthur Morris, Thomas McIlraith, H. Eydt, and D. Sweet. The numerous floral tributes attested the high esteem in which deceased was held, and the sympathy of a large circle of friends for the bereaved husband.

 

NORMAN (Toronto) December 10 - Miss Ada Norman, living at 96 Elm street with her mother and sister, was fatally burned yesterday morning. About 9:00 o’clock, while she was washing dishes in the basement, the fringe of the towel she was holding caught fire from the range and the girl threw it to the floor and stamped upon it to extinguish the flames but they caught her skirts, and soon she was enveloped in fire, and ran upstairs and into the parlour, screaming frantically. Her cries attracted her mother and sister. They went to the unfortunate girls rescue and in trying to put out the flames about her the mother had both her arms and the sister her right arm severely burned. Policeman Patterson, who boards with Mrs. Norman was asleep in his room, also heard the girl’s screams, and dressing hurriedly, ran downstairs to her assistance. The flames were finally extinguished, but not before the victim had been burned from head to foot. Her eyes were about the only portion of her body which escaped the flames.

Doctor J.M. Johnson of Elm street was called in and did all in his power toward relieving the intense pain the girl suffered, but he held out no hope for her recovery, though he said she might live for a day or two.


The girl is eighteen years old.

The burns on the mother and sister are most painful and neither of them is able to go about her usual employment. 

 

DUNLOP (New Hamburg, Ontario) December 9 - Alexander Dunlop, of Claremont, Ontario, who had been staying here for the last two weeks dealing in horses, suddenly dropped dead of heart failure at the Imperial Hotel about 1:00 o’clock today while at dinner. Mr. Dunlop was about 50 years of age, and was a well-known horseman. His remains were shipped to Claremont.

 

HIRST - John Hirst, a well-known Toronto hotel man, died yesterday morning, after an illness of six weeks, at the ripe age of 75 years.

 

THOMAS - In this city, on the 9th inst., Maggie, the beloved wife of H.N. Thomas. Funeral from her late residence, 92 Ray street north, on Thursday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary’s Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.

 

HACKBUSH - In this city, on Tuesday, December 9th, 1902, John Hackbush. Funeral from his late residence, 295 Hunter street west, on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

GREEN - On December 9, 1902 at Toronto, William A. Green, late of Berlin. Funeral Thursday on arrival of C.P.R. (9:45 a.m.) train, thence to Ancaster.

 

ETHERINGTON - In this city, on December 9th, 1902, Walter Etherington, in his 56th year. Funeral from his late residence, 185 Canada street, Saturday, December 13th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will accept this intimation.

 

Thursday, December 11, 1902

 

BATES (Burlington) December 11 - The highly-respected-resident of Burlington passed away yesterday evening in the person of Augustus Bates. Mr. Bates had been living with his daughter, Mrs. H.R. McCay, on Brant street. He was subject to severe attacks of asthma, but was downtown on Saturday last. On Monday night he took a chill, and pneumonia set in, resulting in heart failure, but he did not take to his bed till yesterday morning, when he became gradually worse and died yesterday evening.

Mr. Bates was a son of Henry Bates, one of the pioneers of this section. He was born in Nelson in September 1844, and went with his parents to the then unbroken forests of Dufferin county, near Horning’s Mills. He married Miss Taggart of that place, who died some 28 years ago. After clearing a farm for himself, some ten years ago he went to Manitoba and took up a homestead near Carman. After again making a comfortable home for himself, about two years ago he sold out and came to Burlington, and made his home with his son-in-law up til the time of his death.

Mr. Bates was a consistent member with the Methodist church, in politics a staunch Conservative and in social life a kind friend. Though living here for only a couple of years past, he made many friends, and his death is a sad loss to the community. He leaves one son, Elgin, of Carman Manitoba, and one daughter Mrs. H.R. McCay, of Burlington. Two brothers and three sisters survive him.- Henry, of Lowmore, Iowa, Vickers, Horning’s Mills, Mrs. Stephenson of Hamilton, Mrs. Badgero, of Whitchurch, and Mrs. Thomas Graham, of Burlington.


WADSWORTH - Mrs Drinkwater and Mrs. A.B. Jarvis have returned home from attending the funeral of Mrs. James Wadsworth, their sister.

 

COCKBURN - Archibald Cockburn, aged 23, son of a London township farmer, was instantly killed by a tree which fell upon him. He was very highly respected.

 

GREEN - W.A. Green, manager of the Bell telephone company at Berlin, Ontario, died on Tuesday in Toronto where he was visiting a friend. Mr. Green, who was 57 years old, had been in poor health for some months.

 

SCHAWLER (Preston) December 10 - The death occurred Tuesday morning at 5:30. of Mrs. Barbara Prince, relict of Joseph Schawler, at the age of 82 years. The deceased was an old resident of Berlin, but for the last year and a half had resided with her son, Ferdinand, on King street, Preston. Old age and an attack of the grippe hastened her death. She was a member of the Roman Catholic church and leaves to mourn her loss, four sons and daughters; Joseph, of Chicago, and Ferdinand of Preston; Mrs. Brown of Nebraska, and Mrs. Budgby, of Buffalo. A funeral will take place on Friday morning at 9:00 0'clock from her son’s residence, King street, Preston, to the Roman Catholic cemetery, Berlin. Much sympathy for the members of the family in their bereavement.

 

GREEN (St. George) December 11 - Henry Green, who was taken to Brantford hospital last week suffering from pneumonia, died at that institution.

 

DAVIDSON (London, Ontario) December 10 - John Davidson, a roundhouse employee, fell dead while walking on Bathurst street tonight. He did not utter a word. Excitement by hurry to avoid a railway train set up the fatal conditions. Deceased was 47 years of age.

 

THOMAS - The funeral of the late Mrs. H.N. Thomas took place this morning from the deceased’s late residence, Ray street north. Service was held in St. Mary’s Cathedral and the internment took place in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Rev.Father Holden said Mass, assisted by Rev. Fathers O’Reilly and Craven. Rev. Fathers Holden and O’Reilly conducted the service at the cemetery. The pallbearers were J.P. Dougherty, P. Galvin, W. Keating, H.J. McIntyre, Julian Thomas and A. Miller.

 

ETHERINGTON - In this city, on December 9th, 1902, Walter Etherington, in his 56th year. Funeral from his late residence 185 Canada street, Saturday, December 12th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

BATES - At the residence on his son-in-law, H.R. McCay, Burlington, on Wednesday, December 10, 1902, Augustus Bates, in his 59th year.

 

PETERS - At City hospital on December 11th, Andrew S. Peters, beloved husband of Mary W. Peters, in his 84th year. Funeral from his daughter’s residence, 37 Pearl street north, Saturday afternoon at 3:30. Friends please accept this intimation.


Friday, December 12, 1902

 

GREEN - The internment of W.A. Green, who died in Brantford on Tuesday, took place at Ancaster yesterday. The deceased, who was local manager of the Bell Telephone company at Brantford, used to be employed by J. Wines & Co., of this city.

 

HAINER, HUGHES, BREADY (Grimsby) December 11 - The funeral of Harry M. Bready, Gertrude Hainer and Maude Hughes took place here yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock and brought together the largest concourse of people that ever assembled to pay respect to the dead, in Queen’s Lawn cemetery.

The three caskets, which were literally buried in flowers, were removed from the town hall to the Methodist church. The services were set for 2:00 o’clock, but long before that hour, the large church was crowded. The annex to the church, both galleries the aisles and the vestibule were filled with a mass of people, and probably 200 were unable to gain admission. Many congregated in the town hall to wait til the services in the church were concluded.

The services were conducted in the church by Rev. F.W. Hollinrake, Rev. A,B. Cohoe, and Rev. John Muir, and at the cemetery by Rev. C.R. Lee and Rev. A.B. Cohoe.

Rev. A.B. Cohoe delivered the funeral sermon, and was listened to with intense interest by the large congregation.

The inquest on the bodies was continued before Coroner Goodman this morning at 9:15 o’clock, and was concluded at noon. A great many witnesses were examined, including the crews on both trains that passed the G.T.R. station on the night of the accident.

“The jury is of the opinion that the legislative and the municipal representatives of the County of Lincoln should take immediate steps to compel the G.T.R. authorities to adopt proper precautionary measures to prevent the occurrence of similar fatalities in the future.”

 

BERRY (Sparta, Ontario) December 11 - George Berry, who lived on the lake road, shot himself accidentally today, death resulting instantly. He was moving his furniture to a farm near St. Thomas and was carrying a gun. While he was talking to a neighbour and striking the butt on the ground, the weapon exploded, the charge entering the right cheek below the eye. He leaves a widow and two children.

 

BATES - At the residence of his son-in-law, H.R. McCay, Burlington, on Wednesday, December 10th, 1902, Augustus Bates in his 59th year. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14th, to Greenwood cemetery.

 

ETHERINGTON - In this city, on December 9th, 1902, Walter Etherington, in his 54th year. Funeral from his late residence, 185 Canada street, Saturday, December 13th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

MOORE - In this city, on December, 12th, 1902, John Moore, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, in his 70th year. Funeral from his late residence, 129 Dundurn street, on Sunday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.


Saturday, December 13, 1902

 

GREY (Brockville, Ontario) December, 12 - Reports of a horrible death come from near Andrewsville, the victim being a little girl named Nellie Grey, who was fatally burned. The child’s grandmother, Mrs. Rebecca Greer, was outside doing some work about the barn, leaving the child alone in the house. She was only gone a short time, but on returning the girl’s clothes were in flames and the flesh of the body to the knees was literally roasted. A physician was summoned but nothing could be done to save her life, and she died within a couple of hours, suffering great agony.

 

FENDALL - David Fendall, of Brantford, aged 75, died yesterday.

 

KAY - William Kay, public librarian of Windsor, is dead.

 

MacKAY - John MacKay, a prominent manufacturer of Bowmanville, passed away yesterday, aged 65.

 

BAUCER - Frank Baucer, the Toronto railway company’s lineman, who sustained a fracture of the base of the skull on Thursday by falling from a pole, died in the Emergency hospital.

 

VANCROFT (St. Thomas) December 12 - Edna Vancroft, the seven-year-old-daughter of Samuel M. Vancroft of Mapleton was fatally burned, yesterday afternoon. She was putting a some wood in the stove when her clothes caught fire and she immediately rushed into the street. Mrs. Vancroft, who was milking at the time, ran to the child’s assistance, but the flames had consumed a portion of her clothing, and charred both arms and one side of her face. Death ensued at 7:00 o’clock.

 

SCHAWLER (Preston) December 12 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Barbara Schawler took place this morning from her son’s residence, Ferdinand Schawler, King street.

 

MOORE - In this city, on December 12th, 1902, John Moore, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland in his 70th year. Funeral from her late residence 129 Dundurn street, on Sunday, December 14, at 4:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, December 15, 1902

 

EDEN - Fred Eden, son of John Eden, of Bartonville, died at the City hospital on Saturday. Typhoid fever was the cause of death.

At the City Hospital, on Saturday, December 13th, 1902, Freddie, youngest son of John and Susan Eden, of Bartonville, age 17 years. Funeral from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. George Heatley, 108 Emerald street north, on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

HALL (Belleville) December 13 - A fatal conflagration took place yesterday morning on the seventh concession of Thurlow, about six miles north of this city. The building was occupied by a aged man, named John Hall. After the fire was out, no trace of the old man could be found, and when a search was made his remains were found burned entirely beyond recognition. He was 80 years of age.


LISTER (Niagara Fall, N.Y.) December 14 - Hanging on a piece of jutting rock on the face of the cliff below the falls, a policeman yesterday found the body of Andrew George Lister, an electrician, who disappeared some time ago. The body was frozen stiff and it was found that the skull had been crushed. It is supposed that Lister lost his balance while walking along the edge of the precipice and fell. Great difficulty was experience in removing the body. It was lowered by means of ropes into a rowboat in the river and taken to the Maid of the Mist landing.

Lister’s former home was in Toronto, Ontario.

 

McARTHUR - William McArthur, one of Rockville’s oldest and most respected citizens, expired suddenly Saturday morning from heart failure.

 

NORMAN - Miss Ada Norman, the 13-year-old-girl-who was so severely burned last Tuesday morning at her home in Toronto where she lived with her mother and sister, died Saturday morning.

 

MOORE - The remains of the late John Moore were laid at rest by sorrowing friends yesterday afternoon. The funeral which took place from the family residence, 123 Dundurn street was very largely attended. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. M. Howitt. The pallbearers were; Messrs: Buscombe, Legge, Flood, Tracey, Myers, and Hurst. Deceased was a member of the Veterans society. Only a few days ago he received his land grant from the government.

 

HAMILTON (Alvinston, Ontario) - James Hamilton, pump dealer and manufacturer, was kicked in the head by a horse this morning and instantly killed. He leaves a widow and six children.

 

GORE (Paris) December 14 - The magistrate who has charge of the investigation of the death of Mrs. Ellen Gore, has announced that there is no longer any doubt that the affair was accident.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 1902

 

BENNETT - Mrs. Matilda Bennett passed away last evening after an illness of three weeks from pneumonia. The deceased was an old resident of this city, having come here in 1886, and she has resided here ever since. She was highly respected by all who knew her. She leaves one son and one daughter to mourn her loss. A funeral will take place on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

 

MORDEN - W.G. Morden, a young man, died at the hospital this morning. He had been ill all summer in Muskoka, and came home about a month ago.

 

REID (Mount Forest) December 16 - Frances Euart, wife of G.J. Reid, accountant in J.A. Hadsted’s bank, died this morning, following an operation for peritonitis. Mrs. Reid, though only in her 32nd yea,r was a prominent worker in the W.C.T.U. and temperance cause, being county president of the former and a member of the Provincial executive.

 

BATES (Burlington) December 16 - The funeral of the late Augustus Bates took place on Sunday afternoon to Greenwood cemetery. Rev. D. Anderson, B.A., of Knox church, conducted the service. The pallbearers were; J.J. Fields, W. Ghent, W. Galloway, J.C. Campbell, A.W. Peart, and Edwin Peart.


BAGNELL (Orangeville) December 15 - At three o’clock this morning, Alex Bagnell, lot 10, concession 6, Mono, was found dead in bed. A startling discovery was made by his wife, who woke up to find her husband stiff and lifeless beside her. The family reside n the Hockley road, about eight miles from Orangeville. Mr. Bagnell was between 40 and 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and two sons, and five daughters. He was considered a man of vigorous constitution, and the cause of his death is not known, but it was probably due from heart failure or paralysis.

 

NUNAN (Guelph) December 15 - The funeral of the late Doctor Nunan took place from his late residence this morning to the church of Our Lady, thence to the Roman Catholic cemetery.

 

ATKINSON (Guelph) December 15 - Wm. Atkinson, a very old and respected resident, died on Saturday afternoon at the age of 91.

 

BENTLEY (Guelph) December 15 - Wm. John Bentley, who was injured about four months ago on a farm near Sundridge, by a loose beam falling on his back while working a hay fork in the barn, sustaining injuries to the spine at the nape of the neck, died at St. Joseph’s hospital last night.

 

MASON - Samuel Mason, an ancient mariner, died at Kingston, aged 80 years. The deceased located in Kingston half a century ago.

 

POIGER - A telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, announced the death on Sunday of Arthur Poiger, eldest son of the late City engineer of Kingston.

 

HINMAN - In this city, on Tuesday, December 16th, Charles Hinman, aged 64 years. Funeral from his late residence 4 John street north, on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

Friends and Knights of Pythias please accept this intimation.

 

BENNETT - At her late residence, 239 West avenue north, on Monday, December 13, 1902, Matilda Cunningham, relict of the late Robert Bennett. Funeral will take place from the above address on Thursday December 18th, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.

 

TOWNSEND - At her late residence, 102 Park street north, on Monday, December 15, 1902, Harriett, relict of the late Edmund J. Townsend. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, December 17, 1902

 

CARPENTER - Miss Esther Carpenter, one of Fruitland’s most highly respected residence, passed peacefully away last night, after a five months illness, at the residence of her brother-in-law, James Hill. Miss Carpenter was born on the Carpenter homestead near Fruitland, and had resided there all her life, except for a short time, when she took up her residence in Hamilton. She was a descendant of U.E. Loyalist. One brother, J. Carpenter of Oregon and one sister, Mrs. Watson Truesdale, of Hamilton, survive her. She was a life long member of the Methodist church, and her Christian character endeared her to all with whom she came into contact. The funeral will take place on Friday to Fruitland burying ground, and will be private.

 

YOUNG - W.R. Young, an Ottawa grocer, dropped dead in his store yesterday from heart failure.


CASWELL - Rev. Doctor Caswell, a well-known clergyman of the Anglican church, died in Toronto yesterday. Deceased was 57 years of age. He spent 26 years in the ministry in the diocese of Huron.

 

PLESTED - Mrs. Steven Plested, residing near Rosseau, Ontario, committed suicide by taking strychnine. Deceased had been ailing for some time and had frequently threatened to do away with herself.

 

MEIKIE - Rev. William Meikie, a retired Presbyterian minister, died on Tuesday in Toronto. Deceased was born in Ayr, Scotland, 86 years ago. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church in Oakville for 23 years. He retired 13 years ago, and had since lived in Toronto.

 

GIBSON (Niagara Falls) December 16 - Wm. Gibson, a labourer, aged 35 years, whose home is in St. Catharines, was instantly killed at the mill of the International Paper company here at 11:30 o’clock this morning. While on a scaffold, he was caught by a belt and thrown between it and the pulley. His right arm was torn off and his body thrown 30 feet. He was unmarried. A brother had the body removed to Quinn & Reardon’s morgue. Coroner Slocum was notified. Gibson’s work did not call him to the point where the accident occurred.

 

DICKSON (Hagersville) December 14 - E. Dickson, a young farmer who lived near here, passed away on Wednesday night after a very short illness. The funeral took place at Garnet, and was conducted by Rev. H.G. Livingston. Much sympathy is express for the bereaved wife and children.

 

HARTOP (Hespeler) December 16 - The death occurred here Monday morning of Mrs. John Hartop, after several months illness.

 

McKENZIE (Windsor, Ontario) December 16 - Last night a bride, today a widow, is the fate of Miss Ida Reaume, aged 18 years, a pretty Canadian girl, whose husband, Hugh McKenzie, a brawny young Scotsman, was killed in an elevator shaft in the Stevens building in Detroit this morning.

Only last evening Miss Reaume came to Detroit from her home in Jeannettes Creek, Ontario, and was quietly married to McKenzie. The young couple immediately took up housekeeping in a flat on Clinton street. This morning McKenzie started off to his work as usual after kissing his young wife goodbye. Two hours later, his headless body lay in the darkened little parlor at his home and the bride of a day became a widow.

The accident which cost McKenzie his life was a peculiar one. With two other workman, he was standing on top of one of the passenger elevators engaged in painting the shaft, when suddenly the other elevator was started up. McKenzie, was leaning over one of the cross beams of the shaft in between the guides, when the immense balancing irons which weigh between 900 and 1000 pounds, slid noiselessly down upon his head, severing it completely from his body. When informed of her husband’s terrible and sudden end, the young wife became frantic and demanded that she be shown the body before she would believe the news. Tonight she is completely prostrated from shock.

 

BENNETT - At her late residence 229 West avenue north, on Monday, December 15th, 1902, Matilda Cunningham, relict of the late Robert Bennett. Funeral will take place from the above address on Thursday, December 18, at 3:30 p.m. Friends will please attend.


TOWNSEND - At her late residence, 102 Park street north, on Monday, December 18, 1902, Harriett, relict of the late Edmund J. Townsend. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

 

CARPENTER - At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mrs. James Hill, Fruitland, on Tuesday, December 16th, Esther Carpenter, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral (Private) on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, December 18, 1902

 

TEMPLER - Mrs. Ellen Templer, wife of William Templer, Brantford, died yesterday in this city, and her remains were forwarded by Green Bros., last evening to Brantford.

 

SMITH - The friends of Mrs. Mortimer Smith, of Scranton, P.A., nee Miss Rose Cook of this city, will regret to hear of the death of her infant daughter and her own serious illness. Her sister, Miss Nellie Cook, left Hamilton Tuesday for Scranton, and will remain with Mrs. Smith for some time.

 

WHITE - T.B. White, ex-reeve of Anderdon township, and prominent Conservative of South Essex, died at St. Mary’s hospital, Amherstburg, yesterday, where he had gone on Tuesday last for an operation.

 

TOWNSEND - The funeral of the late Mrs. Harriett Townsend, relict of the late E.J. Townsend, florist, took place in the family residence, Park street north, this afternoon, and was largely attended. The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. G.F. Salton. The pallbearers; Thomas Wilson, James Burton, Mr. Bale, Thomas Kilvington, William Hill, and H. Parker.

 

BENNETT - The remains of Mrs. Matilda Bennett were laid at rest by sorrowing friends this afternoon. Rev. S.H. Gray, of Dundas, conducted a short service at the home, 229 West avenue north, and also officiated at the grave. The pallbearers: J.H. Moffatt, William Anderson, D. Warren, C.P. Moore, and Messrs. Philip, and Bethune.

 

CARPENTER - At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mrs. James Hill, Fruitland, on Tuesday, December 14th, Esther Carpenter, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral (Private) on Friday, at 1:30 p.m.

 

Friday, December 19, 1902

 

MILLER - Chesney B. Miller, who was formerly a resident of Toronto but of late years resident in Southern California, died at Los Angeles a few days ago.

 

MACDONALD (Toronto) December 19 - Ernest Albert Macdonald, promoter, politician, journalist, and ex-mayor of Toronto is dead. The end came about six o’clock last evening at the residence of Mrs. F.J. Wells, 23 Grenville street. He was only 44 years of age, but in this comparatively short period, he saw more of life, and was associated with more ventures than the average man who has attained the full age of three score and ten.

After his defeat for the mayoralty in 1901, Mr. Macdonald was afflicted with cerebral trouble. It was noticed at first that his memory was failing and after a time his mind became a blank. Physically however, he seemed vigorous enough, and up to about six months ago was able to be out


and around. Five months ago he seemed to lose control of his limbs, as well as his facilities, and since that time had been confined to his bed, practically as helpless as an infant. He did not suffer pain, but sank almost imperceptibly until the final dissolution.

 

CARPENTER - At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mrs. James Hill, Fruitland, on Tuesday, December 14th, Esther Carpenter, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral (private) on Friday, at 1:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 20, 1902

 

SHAW (Glanford) December 19 - The funeral of the late Nehemiah Shaw was solemnized at the Old White Church. Rev. H.M. Hall preached a very impressive sermon from the text “behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” - Cor. vi,2.

 

SMITH (Preston) - The death occurred Thursday morning of Charles Smith at his home, King street, after several months suffering. He leaves a widow and grown-up family.

 

GREENWOOD (St. Catharines, Ontario) December 19 - W.W. Greenwood, the well-known druggist of St. Catharines, was taken suddenly ill in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and died in the hospital there about 11:30 a.m. Deceased left St. Catharines, at 7:00 o’clock by electric railway to transact some business at Niagara Falls, N.Y. and almost immediately after alighting on the car was seized with a fainting fit and fell unconscious. He was taken to the hospital, where he died about three hours after, never having regained consciousness.

Deceased was about 54 years of age, and one of the best known citizens of St. Catharines, He leaves a widow, three daughters and one son.

 

COLL (Windsor, Ontario) December 19 - Michael Coll, a Windsor mechanic, was fatally injured by a fall from a scaffold in Detroit, today, and though still alive, physicians say his death is but a question of a short time. Coll was at work on a swinging scaffold forty feet from the ground, when he lost his balance and fell to the pavement, sustaining what is known as a radial fracture of the skull, the bone splitting in several directions at once. He was taken to Harper hospital, where the skull was trapanned, but the unfortunate man is still unconscious and will probably never regain his senses.

 

ELLIOTT - Robert A. Elliott, a well-known resident of London township, is dead.

 

PASSMORE - Edward Passmore fell on a saw at Lemon’s sawmill, Schomberg, and was cut in two.

 

STUTT - One of the oldest residents of Flamboro and possibly the oldest paper maker in this country passed away at an early hour this morning in the person of James Stutt, of Greensville, West Flamboro. Mr. Stutt came to this country from Farmough, Ireland, the place of his birth, in the year 1840. He was born in 1818, and when he arrived in Canada he knew all about the paper making business. His first business location in this country was with the Don paper mills owned by Taylor  Bros., he being the manager of this business for a number of years. In the year 1869, when the district of Cooks’ Hollow was one of the busiest spots in the country, the water power being unlimited, Mr. Stutt moved there and began the manufacture of paper in the mill which has been


known for so many years to the camera fiends as one of the most interesting bits of scenic effect in this part of the country. Mr. Stutt had associated with him in the business his sons, and the firm has been for years known all over the country for the excellence of its work.

The deceased at one time, long before the advent of pulpwood, made paper from straw and esparto by a process the patents of which he still holds. In these he was associated with the late Hon. George Brown, of the Toronto Globe, and some of the first paper on which the Globe was printed came from the Stutt mill.

The deceased is survived by his wife and four sons, - W.J., George, Freddie, and Dr. A.E. Stutt of London. Up to within a very short time ago, Mr. Stutt was hale and hearty. An attack of paralysis sent him to his bed and he gradually sank till the end came this morning. In politics he was a strong Conservative, and in religion a member of the Methodist church.

The funeral will take place from the family residence on Monday to the Dundas cemetery.

 

TUFFORD - In this city, on Saturday, December 20th, 1902, Lucinda Tufford, relict of the late Isaac Tufford, aged 68 years. Funeral from the residence of her son, L.A. Tufford, 37 Inchbury street, Monday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, December 22, 1902

 

SMITH - Death’s messenger came unexpectedly at an early hour this morning to John Smith, a teamster in the employ of Crawford Bros., brick manufacturers, King street west. Mr. Smith resided with his wife in a small house a short distance west of the brickyards. When he arose about 5 o’clock this morning, he complained about a pain in his back. He went out to do some chores and returned to the house about 7:00 o’clock and ate a hearty breakfast. At that time he appeared to be in good health. Soon afterwards, while with Ernest Gale in the brickyards, he was taken suddenly ill and before Gale could secure assistance passed away. Heart failure was the cause of death. The police and coroner were notified, but it was decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

 

ARGUE (Ottawa, Ontario) December 22 - George Argue, aged about 50 years, of Ashton, Carlton county, was killed on Saturday evening by the Pembroke local train, which leaves Ottawa at 5:00 a.m., while driving over the crossing near Ashton. Mr. Argue was somewhat deaf and it is thought that he did not hear the train.

 

CURRY (Burlington) December 22 - An aged and much respected resident of Burlington passed away on Sunday morning in the person of Mrs. Isabella McPherson, wife of Wm. Curry. The deceased was born in 1826 in Inverkeithnie, Banffshire, Scotland. She was married in 1857 and immediately after her marriage came with her husband to Canada. They settled in Hamilton, where they remained til 1866 when they came to Burlington, residing here the remainder of her days. Mrs. Curry was of a quiet disposition and much beloved by those who knew her. She was a consistent  member of Knox church ever since she came to the village. She leaves behind her a husband, two sons, and one daughter - Wm. Francis, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Walter and Mrs. McCulloch of Burlington. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon to Greenwood, cemetery.

 

WARD - John Ward, a young man whose home is said to be in Toronto shot and killed himself in a Buffalo boarding house. He left a note saying he was tired of life.


COHEN - Word was received in Toronto yesterday of the death at Edinburgh on Saturday morning of Murray Cohen, son of Jacob Cohen, Queen street west, Toronto. Murray was a brilliant student and had a promising career before him.

 

FOGARTY - Rev. Father Fogarty, parish priest of Dublin, Ontario died suddenly yesterday. He officiated at special services last Sunday when the bishop was present to bless the new bell. About a week ago he contracted a cold which produced illness, resulting in his death.

 

BURNS (Woodstock) December 21 - The death took place yesterday morning of a pioneer Baptist minister, in the person of Rev. George Burns, who for 47 years held various charges in Ontario and New Brunswick. Deceased had reached the age of 86 years. His first charge was in new Brunswick and since then has been pastor of the Baptist churches in Delhi, Forest, Bobcaygeon, and other places. Rev. Mr. Burns, of Strathairn, is a son. The remains will be interred in Durham.

 

WELLS (London, Ontario) December 21 - Frederick Wells, a painter, fell from a scaffold on which he was working Saturday afternoon and was picked up unconscious and removed to the hospital, where he died three hours later, from injuries to the brain. His wife knew nothing of the accident until she read of it in the evening paper. Then, hastening to the hospital, she found her husband had already been dead an hour. Wells came here from England eight months ago.

 

BAKER (Oakville, Ontario) December 21 - Henry Baker, a farmer who lived several miles east of Oakville, was burned to death Saturday night, his charred remains having been taken from the ruins of his barn, which was destroyed by fire. When the accident occurred cannot be surmised as the deceased lived alone. Mr. Baker leaves two sons and two daughters - F.B. and Miss Addie Baker, of Toronto; W.G. Baker, of Winnipeg, and Mrs. Remisieur, of Vancouver.

 

ROURKE (St. Thomas, Ontario) December 21 - A man named Michael Rourke, about 70 years of age, was found dead at the foot of the cellar stairs in the boarding house of Mrs. Mapson, this morning, with his neck broken. It is supposed he had fallen down the stairs Saturday evening. He was at one time a well-to-do- farmer in Yarmouth.

 

Tuesday, December 23, 1902

 

GALLAGHER - Mrs. Mary E. Gallagher, relict of the late George Gallagher, died yesterday afternoon in the city hospital. She had been a sufferer from gangrene for some time, and in the hope of been able to save her life, the doctors decided to sacrifice one of her legs. The amputation took place yesterday but the shock was more than Mrs. Gallagher’s weakened system could stand, and death resulted. The funeral, which will be private, will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of deceased’s son-in-law, J.A. Ronald, 205 York street.

 

WESTPHAL - Mrs. Catharine Westphal, relict of the late Hamilton Westphal, passed away at the residence of her son, Andrew, 263 Victoria avenue north. She was 63 years of age, and had resided in Burlington and Hamilton nearly all her life. She is survived by two sons one in Buffalo, and one here.


HARVEY - This morning death claimed one of the oldest residence of this vicinity - Mrs. Maria C. Harvey, wife of James Harvey, 635 Main street east. The deceased was born in Barton 80 years ago and had resided in that township and Hamilton all her life. She is survived by her husband and a large family of daughters and sons. They are; Mrs. A.W. Brown, Aldershot, Mrs. H. Francis; city, Miss Hattie Harvey, city, James H. Fleetwood, and Fred B. Harvey, Deloraine, Man., Wm. C. Harvey of Toronto, and Harry H. Harvey, city.

 

RYMAL - Mrs. Almira (Rymal), relict of the late Jacob Rymal, died this morning at her home, 56 Augusta street. She was born in Ancaster 65 years ago, and had resided in Hamilton for some years. Her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and by five daughters and two sons. They are; Mrs. A.J. Brand, Chicago; Mrs. Thos, A. Roger; city, Miss Mary Rymal, Brooklyn, Miss Eleanor Rymal, New York, and Misses Harriett, and Agnes Rymal, city, and Harry E. Chicago, and Fred, of Winnipeg. Interment will take place in Grove system, Dundas, Friday.

 

CHAPPEL - Death entered the home of John Chappel, 208 Cannon street east, last evening, when his wife, who had been in impaired health for over a year, passed away. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss a husband, three daughters and three sons. The daughters are; Miss Archibald Douglas, and Mrs. Kestell, of this city. Mrs. Kestell of Exeter. The three sons are; William, John, and Thomas, or Rock Chapel. The deceased had many friends who will regret to hear of here death. She was a member of the First Methodist church. The husband and family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

 

MANNELL - Thomas Mannell, father of James Mannell of Toronto died at Moorfield on Friday. The deceased had been tax collector of the township for fifty years.

 

WATSON (Brantford, Ontario) December 23 - A terrible tragedy occurred at Middleport, twelve miles south east of Brantford at eight o’clock this morning. Wesley Watson, of Detroit, was accidentally shot and killed by his other brother, Samuel Watson who mistook him for a burglar.

James and Samuel Watson are two eccentric farmers who reside along at Middleport. They have considerable wealth and continually fear robbers. Last night attempt was made to rob them, and they fled in fear to a neighbour’s house. During their absence their brother, Wesley Watson, arrived from Detroit, and finding no one at home retired to a bed to a room upstairs.

Shortly after 8:00 o’clock this morning the two brothers returned with shot guns and searched the house. On entering Wesley’s room Samuel Watson fired, killing his own brother, who was in bed, he thought the man was a robber.

 


WIELY - John Wiely, a veteran of the American Civil War, died at the House of Providence, Dundas, last Saturday morning. He was an Irishman by birth, and a resident of West Milton at the time he enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty Second New York Volunteer infantry. He served during the war with credit to himself as a soldier and returning to Canada, he settled in West Milton, where he married, and later came to Hamilton. A few years ago his wife died, and the old man became homeless, drifting from one boarding house to another, working when he could get anything to do, depending mainly on his pension of $12 a month from the government he had fought for. A couple of weeks ago, he was injured by a fall and was taken to the city hospital from which he was discharged last Wednesday. Friday he had a relapse and through the efforts of the Union States Council, Wiely was taken to Dundas. The good sisters did all in their power to help the dying man, and when he had answered the last roll call the council ensured that he had decent burial, which the United States government will pay the bill.

 

BARKER (Port Colborne, Ontario) December 22 - Burt Barker, an English lad, 18 years old, was killed instantly this afternoon. He was driving a team when the wiffletree broke, striking him on the neck and breaking it.

 

STUTT (West Flamboro ) December 22 - The funeral of the late James Stutt took place this afternoon. A memorial service was held in the Methodist church at 2:30 conducted by Rev. J.T. Smith. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege proceeded to the Grove cemetery, Dundas, when the service was concluded by Rev’s Mr. Bennetts, and J.T. smith. The pallbearers were; Patrick Enright, John Simon, Samuel Adams, John W. Betzner, Israel Kelly, and Wm. M. Green.

 

BROMLEY (Windsor, Ontario) December 22 - William Bromley, an old resident of St. Mary’s Ontario died alone and apparently friendless at St. Mary’s hospital in Detroit early this morning. After his death it was learned from papers found upon him that Bromley had a wife living at St. Mary’s, and that he also possessed a comfortable bank account at a Windsor bank. Mrs. Bromley has been notified of her husband’s death and will come to Detroit and take the remains home for burial.

Ten days ago, the old man was brought to the hospital suffering from Bright’s disease. He refused all nourishment, and cried aloud in his delirium for his wife and children. The authorities were unable to ascertain who his friends were, everything possible was done to make his last hours comfortable.

Just before he died he sat up and with trembling fingers untied a package from around his neck. When the nurse stepped to his bedside, he handed her a bank book and letters containing his wife’s address. Then he laid back quietly and died almost immediately. Bromley formerly lived in Paris, Ontario, before going to St. Mary’s, and said to have been well connected.

 

RYMAL - At 56 Augusta street, city, on Tuesday, December 23, 1902, Almira Wiard, widow of the late James Rymal, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock to Grove cemetery, Dundas. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

GALLAGHER - On December 22, 1902, Mary C. Gallagher, relict of the late George Gallagher, aged 70 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of her son-in-law J.H. Ronald 205 York street, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. Private. Please omit flowers.

 

HARVEY - On December 23, 1902, Maria Celeste, wife of James Harvey, in the 80th year of her age. The funeral will take place from the family residence, 635 East Main street, Christmas Day at 3:00 o’clock.

 

CHAPEL - In this city, on December 22nd, Jane Chapel, beloved wife of John Chapel, aged 77 years. Funeral Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from her late residence 206 Cannon street east, to Hamilton cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

WESTPHALL - On the 22nd inst, at the residence of her son, Mr. Andrew A. Westphall, 202 Victoria avenue north, Catharine of Burlington, Ontario, age 62 years. Funeral from above address,


on Friday December 26th at 2:00 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Interment at Plains Road Methodist church.

 

Wednesday, December 24, 1902

 

EVANS (Ottawa, Ontario) December 24 - Word was received today of the death in South Africa of Trooper William Evans, of Billings Bridge, Ontario. Evans served with the Second C.M.R. and afterwards enlisted with Baden Powell’s police. This makes the second death among the Billings Bridge boys on the South African Veldt.

 

CHAPEL - The funeral of the late Mrs. Jane Chapel took place this afternoon from the family residence, 206 Cannon street east, and was largely attended.

 

QUINSAY (Carp, Ontario) December 23 - Thomas Quinsay, of Ottawa, Baker, in the employ of  Wm. Rivington here, was found in the bakery this morning dead, with a charge of shot through the heart. It is thought to be a case of suicide as an empty shotgun was beside the body.

 

 

HUBBARD - Mrs. Louisa Hubbard, who had resided in Hamilton during the last eight years, died in the City hospital yesterday morning, after a short illness, caused by bronchial trouble. Mrs. Hubbard,  before coming to this country, resided in London, Eng., having been employed in Kensington palace the greater part of her life. Since coming to Canada, she had resided in this city and through her upright Christian character and unassuming ways, she won many warm friends who will very much regret to hear of her demise. Her relatives in this country are Allan Dickinson, a brother, and Richard Hubbard, a son. She will be buried from Robinson’s Undertaking Parlours on Friday at 2 p.m.

 

CARPENTER (Fruitland) December 24 - The funeral of the late Miss Esther Carpenter took place on Friday.

 

HANCOCK (Strathroy) December 23 - Ida Hancock, the 6-year-old-daughter of George Hancock, who was so seriously burned in the fire at the Sunday school entertainment last night, died at noon today. Mrs. Hancock is quite prostrated by the tragic affair. The others who suffered injuries

and shocks are doing as well as could be expected.

 

SCRIMGER - David Scrimger, of Galt, died Monday night, aged 60. He was a retired grocer.

 

WALSH - Wm. Walsh, manager for William McGill & Co, coal and wood dealers, Toronto, died on Tuesday.

 

BARNES - Wm. Henry Barnes, a Toronto coloured lad, died under circumstances which have been investigated by the police.

 

RYMAL - At 58 Augusta street, city, on Tuesday, December 23, 1902, Elmira Wiard, widow of the late Jacob Rymal, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place from her late residence, Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock to Grove cemetery, Dundas. Friends will please accept this intimation.


WESTPHALL - On the 23rd inst. At the residence of her son, Mr. Andrew A. Westphall, 265 Victoria avenue north, Catharine, widow of Hamilton Westphall, of Burlington, Ont., aged 63 years. Funeral from above address on Friday, December 26th at 2:00 o’clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. Interment at Plains Road Methodist church.

 

HUBBARD - At the city hospital, on Tuesday, December 23, 1902, Mrs. Louisa Hubbard, a sister of R.T. Dickenson, and a native of London, England, aged 59 years. Funeral Friday at 2:00 p.m. from Robinson’s Undertaking Parlours, King street west. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Friday, December 26, 1902

 

HAMMILL - Death came very suddenly Wednesday evening to Thomas Hammill, hostler at the Rockton hotel. He had been in Hamilton purchasing Christmas presents and on the way home complained to his companion about a pain in his back. When he reached the hotel, he was unable to get out of the rig and was carried inside. He died soon afterwards. Heart disease was the cause of death. The remains were brought to Hamilton and the funeral will take place from 34 Jackson street west, tomorrow morning. Interment will take place at Ancaster cemetery.

 

HARVEY - Sorrowing friends laid the remains of the late Mrs. Maria C. Harvey, 635 Main street east, in their last resting place yesterday afternoon. The funeral was largely attended. Rev. John Francis conducted the religious services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were three sons - James, William C. and Harry Harvey - and three sons-in-law-A.W. Brown, Harry Francis, and E. Cahill.

 

KERREN - The many friends of John Kerren, 53 ½ Locke street north, will regret to learn of his death, which occurred yesterday morning. He was 84 years of age, and had resided in Hamilton for about 60 years, a widow and one daughter, Mrs. R. Buscombe, are left to mourn his loss.

 

McKENZIE - Word reached the city yesterday of the death in Burnside, Manitoba, of Mrs. James McKenzie, wife of the member for Lakeside division in the Manitoba legislature and daughter of Mark Hill, of Hamilton. The deceased had been ill only a short time, typhoid fever carrying her off. She leaves a family of small children, the youngest being a baby three weeks old. Mrs. F. M. Hutton, of Hamilton, is a sister.

 

STEVENS - The many friends of Thomas Stevens, Chedoke, will be grieved to hear of his death this morning. Mr. Stevens was employed for years on the traveling staff of the Calder Clothing company. He was also a worker of the local W.M.C.A. His health had been failing for the last two years, but his death was not expected so soon by his relatives.

 

BRUNSON - Mrs. Brunson, wife of T.L. Brunson, died on December 24, having been ill for some time with lung trouble. The deceased was an estimable lady and her husband and relatives have the

heartfelt sympathy of there friends. Mrs. Brunson was a teacher IN Carbendale, Ill., before her marriage. Besides her husband, she leaves two children.


MORRISON (Mount Forest) December 26 - Death came suddenly and mysteriously Wednesday morning of last week, to Hugh Victor Morrison, the seven-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Morrison of Farewell. He appeared to be in perfect health a few hours before, except he was recovering from a broken leg, which was, however, almost well, and from which he seemed to have suffered very little, which the doctors say did not cause his death.

 

COTTRELL (Bracebridge, Ontario) December 25 - A fatal shooting accident occurred at Severn Bridge, when two little boys of Mr. Cottrell, aged five and eight years respectively, were playing with a gun, the former pretended he was going to shoot his brother, and the latter innocently placed the muzzle of the gun against his own chest, and told the little fellow, to pull the trigger. He did so : the gun was loaded and the contents were poured into the boy’s lungs and heart. Death was instantaneous.

 

WATSON (Brantford) December 24 - There are no further developments of a startling character in connection with the Middleport tragedy. Samuel Watson, who fired the shot, and was arrested last evening, was brought up before Squire Leitch this afternoon on a charge of murdering his brother, Westley Watson. No evidence was taken, and he was remanded until Tuesday morning. The coroner’s inquest will be resumed at Middleport Monday night.

 

Saturday, December 27, 1902

 

GILLIES, LAWRENCE , GEDDES, JEFFREY, BURWELL ,STEWART, RICKETTS, TROTTER, FREEMAN, RODLEY, DePENCIER, PENWARDEN, BROCK, MORTON, CAMERON, DeBEAU (London, Ontario) December 27- Two hours late and making fast time, the Pacific Express, which was scheduled to leave here last evening at eight o’clock, crashed head long into an east bound freight endeavoring to make a siding to get clear of the express at Wanstead, a weigh station about 40 miles from the city at 10 o’clock last evening. The trains came together with terrible force, the baggage and express cars telescoping the smokers. The loss of life is over 25. The injured number considerably more.

The injured were brought here early this morning and placed in Victoria hospital.

The train conveying the dead arrived in this city at 10:30 o’clock this morning. Twenty-five bodies were on the train - seventeen men, seven women, and one little girl.

Engineer Gillies of Sarnia Tunnel was killed at his post, and so were the firemen from both trains.

They say there was no warning of the terrible crash. The rain was running at a great speed judged by the swaying of the coaches. Most of the people were asleep or dozing. Then as suddenly as the crash had come an awful hush. After the stillness came a bedlam of noise. The sound of the escaping steam from the engines and broken steam pipes in the coaches seemed like a hissing of a thousand demons bent upon drowning the awful cries and shrieks of the maimed and dying.

The death train which arrived here this morning, consisted of an engine, two passenger cars and a freight caboose.

All the undertakers in the city were called into service, and while the bodies were being laid out in a ghastly row within the freight house the work of identification was going on.

 

LOCKMAN - R.L. Mortimor proprietor of the Free Press, Shelburne, Ontario, desires to secure information respecting a Mrs. Ellen Ann Lockman, who died at that place recently.


On Saturday morning last the mortal remains of Mrs. Ellen Ann Lockman were interred in the Potters field in Shelburne, cemetery. Rev. J.F. Durkee conducted the religious services and besides Undertaker T.S. Harris and Constable Brundige, only one or two spectators attended. The last sad chapter in the early career of the deceased was the climax of a series of events which illustrate the strange turnings of the wheel of fate. Mrs. Lockman came to Shelburne about six weeks ago traveling under the nom de plume of “ Madame Palmer palmist and mind reader” After changing boarding houses several times, she finally took up her abode of Charles Marlatt Main street east. Here she was taken ill and when Doctor Norman was called in, he saw at once that death was imminent. Accordingly, he questioned her as to her family, but seemingly she did not want to tell anything. He called again, but the deceased now seemed unable to furnish the desired information,

although apparently she made an effort. She died on Friday. She leaves these children, Mrs.J.Green , Brantford; Mrs. Hamburgh, Collingwood; Mrs. E. Lockman, Hamilton; Mrs. L. Thompson, San Francisco, Calif; Mrs. Wilson, Detroit; Mrs. Woodley, Mount Pleasant; F.G. Ashbaugh, Avalon, Miss; Mrs. Westbrook, J.A. Ashbaugh, and C.D. Ashbaugh, Mount Pleasant.

 

WHITCOMBE (Galt) December 26 - Another of the veterans of ‘66 is dead, in the person of William Whitcombe, of Woodstock. The deceased was born in Montreal in 1843, served during the Fenian Raid as a Sergeant in the old TENTH ROYAL REGIMENT of Toronto. He was the eldest son of the late William Whitcombe of Toronto. He leaves a widow, six sons, and two daughters.

 

KING - At New York, on November 7th, James King, late of the Adams Express co., and formerly of the America Express company of this city.

 

REYNOLDS - At 203 West Jackson street on Saturday, December 27th, 1902, William Thomas, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Reynolds, age 9 years and 11 months. Funeral Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. (Private).

 

MacCLURE - At his late residence, 115 West Hanna street, on Friday, December 26th, 1902, W.H. MacClure, commercial traveler. Funeral Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (Private).

 

STEVENS - At his parent’s residence on December 28th, 1902, Thomas, eldest son of Thomas and Sarah Stevens, aged 23 years, 3 months and 8 days. Funeral will take place from the Mountain Top at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 28th, 1902. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

Monday, December 29, 1902

 

NORTON - John Norton, one of Tapleytown’s oldest inhabitants died yesterday. He was over 90 years of age. He leaves a large family, two of his sons, Emerson, and Thomas, being residents of this city.

 

WALBRIDGE - Francis Walbridge, of Bellville is dead.

 

REED - Woodstock’s oldest resident passed away yesterday in the person of Daniel Reed. Deceased, was 86 years of age, was born in Scotland.


THOMPSON - An old and much- respected citizen of Toronto was removed by death on Saturday evening in the person of Joseph L. Thompson, father of the famous author and writer of animal stories, Ernest Seton Thompson. Deceased was 82 year of age.

 

CASKEY (Belleville) December 28 - A Christmas fracas which resulted fatally is reported in this city. It took place at Queensboro in the Northern portion of Hastings county at the close of a Sunday school entertainment. Two young men, named Phillips and Caskey, had some words when the former, it is said, struck the latter a blow behind the ear knocking him down and rendering him unconscious. Caskey never recovered his senses but died on Christmas morning. His assailant is reported to have left the country. The young men belong to well-known families.

 

CARPENTER - At the residence of her son, F.M. Carpenter, Saltfleet, on Sunday December 28th, 1902, Esther Olmstead, relict of the late Gershom Carpenter, in the 88th year of her age. Funeral (private) from her son’s residence on Tuesday, December 30, at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Winona cemetery.

 

THEYER - At Las Vegas, New Mexico, on December 26th, Joseph Chandler Theyer, formerly of this city, in his 36th year. Funeral took place at Las Vegas, Sunday December 28.

 

NORTON - At Tapleytown, on December 28th, 1902, John Norton, in his 91st year. Funeral Wednesday at 1 p.m. from his late residence to Tapleytown Methodist church for service. Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

 

LEAST - On Saturday, December 27th, 1902, Marjorie Blanche, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Least, age 9 years. Funeral from 200 Canada street at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

POPE - On Saturday, December 27th, 1902, Evelyn May, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Pope, aged 5 months and 13 days. Funeral from 162 Market street at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th. Friends will please accept this intimation.

 

STEEL - In this city, on Sunday, December 28th, 1902, Mrs. Elizabeth Steel. Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. William Ede, 161 Hess street north, on Tuesday, 30th at 2:00 o’clock, private. Liverpool papers please copy.

 

Tuesday, December 30, 1902

 

WATSON - Mrs. Eliza Watson, wife of W. Watson, formerly of this city, died in New York, Christmas Day. The end was expected, she having been ill for some time. She had many friends in Hamilton who will regret to hear of her death. Deceased was 55 years of age, and was a sister-in-law to George Watson, of this city. The remains were brought to Hamilton this afternoon for interment. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from 227 Main street east, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Hamilton cemetery.

 

EMERY (Peterborough, Ontario) December 29 - Wm. Emery, a deaf mute, was killed on the Grand Trunk track north of here this morning. He was walking on the track when he was struck by the Lakefield and killed instantly. Emery was 26 years and leaves a wife, and one child.


PATON - James Paton, an old citizen of Toronto, is dead.

 

VALLANTYNE - Mrs. Vallantyne, wife of Hon. Thomas Vallantyne of Stratford, died suddenly.

 

WILKES - George H. Wilkes, for sixteen years a member of the Toronto fire department, died yesterday morning.

 

WALBRIDGE - Frank Walbridge, for many years one of the leading lawyers of Belleville, died yesterday in his 86th year.

 

LANE - Mrs. James H. Lane, of North Dorchester, who was so badly burned on Christmas Eve when she fell with a lighted lamp, died of her injuries.

 

FROMM - Edward Fromm, of Berlin, a furniture worker age 29, died on Sunday from internal injuries received a few days ago in the Berlin Furniture company’s factory. He was running a shaper and was struck in the abdomen with a door panel.

 

COOK (Preston) December 29 - The death occurred on Friday evening at 10:30 o’clock on the Breslau road of Mrs. Jacob Cook, in her 89th year. She leaves to mourn the loss of a loving mother five grown up children. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 1:30 from her late residence to the Zion cemetery.

 

FINCH (Glanford ) December 29 - Mrs. Elmira Kelly, wife of the late Elijah Finch, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Jerome, Friday night. The funeral services will be preached in the Mount Hope church, Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial at the Mud Meeting House Burying ground.

 

BURKHOLDER (Burlington) December 30 - One of the killed in the G.T.R. collision at Wanstead was George Burkholder, formerly of this village. The deceased had lived recently in Sarnia, and his wife had been visiting her mother here. Mr. Burkholder had spent Christmas here with his wife and was on his return journey at the time of the accident. He had a brother living near the scene of the accident who identified the body and brought it here on Sunday. The deceased was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and four small children, the eldest about six years old. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his mother-in-law to Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. Fatt conducted the service.

 

BLANCHARD (Burlington) December 30 - Joseph Blanchard, an old resident of the village, passed away on Wednesday last after a brief illness, was buried on Friday.

 

FINCH - William Finch died on Saturday at his home, 44 Wilson street. He had been ill for some time, but death came sooner than expected. The family has resided in the city only one

month, coming here from Hagersville. The deceased was in his 81st year, and leaves to mourn his

loss, a widow and six children, five brothers and three sisters. The funeral took place yesterday from his late residence. After the usual service at the house, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Hamilton cemetery. Although not known very much in this city, a number friends gathered to sympathize the bereaved family. Rev. Mr. Atkins officiated at the house and grave.


NORTON - At Tapleytown, on December 28th, 1902, John Norton, in his 91st year. Funeral Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from his late residence to Tapleytown Methodist church for services. Friends and  acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

 

Wednesday, December 31, 1902

 

SWEAZEY - Many relatives and friends gathered at the residence of the late Mrs. Sweazey, Ancaster, yesterday afternoon to pay a last tribute. After the usual service at the house, the funeral cortege wended its way to the White Brick church, where Rev. J.E. Russ preached the funeral sermon. The deceased was the oldest resident in that neighbourhood being in her 96th year, and by her straight forward course through life, had made a host of friends. She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters - Mrs. Eccleston Shaver, and Mrs. Whaley, of Ancaster, and one sister, Mrs. Cyrus Smith, Mount Hope, and one brother, Anson Smith, of Glanford. The pallbearers - Chris Kerns, Russell Gage, A. Bradshaw, Jacob Shaver, Wm. Shaver, and Fred Heinke.

 

SCHOOLEY (Port Colborne, Ontario) December 31 - Mrs. Isaac Schooley, an old lady of the village of Humberstone, was burned to death last night by an explosion of natural gas when she was starting a fire. She had turned on the gas before lighting a match, thus causing the gas to explode, setting fire to her clothes.

 

MORTON - John Morton, who was buried today, was in his 91st year. He came to Canada in 1842 and had lived in Tapleytown almost interruptedly ever since, being the oldest farmer in the Township of Saltfleet. The deceased had six children, by his first wife and all are alive today. By his second wife, he leaves five children, four sons, and a daughter, Mrs. H. Smith, Hughson street north.

The sons are: Thos. and James, Hughson street north, Emerson, Wentworth street north, and Edward on the homestead. The deceased will be buried in Tapleytown cemetery, near his old home. Mr. Morton was never ill in his long life and his demise was due entirely to old age.

 

KLIPPERT (Berlin, Ontario) December 29 - John Klippert, Ontario’s oldest detective, passed away at noon today, aged 75 years. He had been in failing health for some time.

 

HUNTER (Cornwall, Ontario) December 30 - There is every reason to believe that Alfred Hunter, of Aultsville, was drowned on Christmas eve. He had been visiting at Goose Neck island, a few miles up the river, and left for home in a skiff about 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon. He did not arrive and his parents thought that he had remained at the island. They only discovered today that he had left on Christmas Eve. Several search parties started out, and Stanley Defoe, the oarsman, came down the south channel of the Long Sault rapids and discovered the boat in the bay at the mouth of the Grass river, on the American side. It was minus the oars, and bore every evidence of having tossed about considerably. The missing man was about 22 years of age, and a splendid boatman, and good swimmer. He had spent a couple of summers sailing on the lakes. He is a son of Peter Hunter of Aultsville, and a brother of J. Hunter, Grand Trunk operator here. 

 

JENKINS (Chatham, Ontario) December 30 - Joseph Jenkins, employed on the farm of Samuel Shaw, Turnerville, 12 miles from here, was fatally shot by a companion, Geo. Crowder. The two young men were out hunting when Crowder’s gun accidently exploded. Jenkins only lived a few hours. His father lives in Walkerville, Ontario. Jenkins, when dying, exonerated Crowder and said that the fatal wound he received was purely accidental.


COTRELL - George Cotrell, bookkeeper for the Bennett Furniture company, at London, Ontario, died suddenly owing to the bursting of a blood vessel in his brain.

 

GIBBONS - Harry Gibbons, who was engaged with his brother in the grocery business in Toronto,  died suddenly yesterday morning in the hospital, where he underwent an operation last Sunday.

 

HILL (Brantford, Ontario) December 30 - A ghastly discovery was made on the Indian Reserve today, when a resident of that section, in walking through a thick bush, stumbled on the lifeless body of Peter Hill. About a week ago, Hill visited his sister on the reserve at Oshweken. Nothing further was heard of him until his dead body was found. It is thought that the unfortunate man attempted to walk across the reserve from the fourth to the third line, and being intoxicated, fell and was frozen to death. Hill was an Indian, 45 years of age, and left a widow and six children. The coroner has ordered an inquest, as it is thought there might possibly had been foul play.

 

WATSON - The funeral of the late Mrs. Eliza Watson, wife of Wm. Watson, who died in New York, took place this afternoon from the home of Miss A. Shuttleworth, 237 Main street east, and was largely attended. Rev Neil McPherson was the officiating clergyman at the house and grave. The pallbearers; Wm. Wilson, Wm. Shuttleworth, Geo. Watson, Alex Wait, and Messrs. Phillip and Hudson.

 

NEWBURN - On December 31, at St. Joseph’s hospital, Walter Newburn died.

 

YOUNG - On December 30, 1902, Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Young, in the 65th year of her age. Funeral Friday at 2:00 p.m. from her late residence, 53 Pearl street south, to Wesley church, Barton. Friends will please accept this intimation.


                                                                            Index

 


Albert. 39

Alderson....................................................... 70

Alexander..................................................... 32

Anderson...................................................... 26

Anson. 29

Argue.. 112

Armstrong..................................................... 16

Arthur. 97, 101

Atcheson....................................................... 14

Athawes.................................................. 33, 36

Atkinson......................................... 28, 31, 108

Austin. 47

Bagnell 108

Bailey. 79

Bain.... 49

Baker.. 113

Ballantyne..................................................... 69

Bardon 24

Barefoot........................................................ 96

Barker. 115

Barklay......................................................... 76

Barnes 89, 116

Bastedo......................................................... 64

Bates... 103‑105, 107

Baucer 106

Bawif.. 22

Baxter. 2

Beamish........................................................ 49

Beatty. 29

Beerman........................................................ 10

Belau.. 50, 51

Bennett................................................ 107‑110

Benson 59, 60, 62

Bentley........................................................ 108

Berry.. 105

Binks.. 82

Bishop 58

Blanchard.................................................... 121

Boligan.............................................. 48, 50‑52

Bolton. 4

Bond... 37

Bondy. 72

Boucher.......................................................... 1

Boultbee........................................................ 68

Bourinot........................................................ 45

Braden 41, 45

Bradt... 5

Bready 98, 105

Breen.. 59

Brennan........................................................ 22

Brenton......................................................... 48

Brillinger....................................................... 12

Brock.. 118

Brohman....................................................... 89

Bromley...................................................... 115

Brown. 34, 36, 37, 39, 52, 77, 87, 88

Brunson.................................................. 6, 117

Bryant. 27, 28

Bryce.. 82

Burke.. 9

Burkholder.................................................. 121

Burns.. 22, 113

Burrows...................................................... 100

Busby. 16

Buskard................................................... 51, 52

Busley 13

Byers.. 2

Cameron......................................... 18, 42, 118

Campbell....................................... 6, 65, 67, 68

Canning......................................................... 54

Card.... 32

Carey.. 70, 71

Carleton........................................................ 40

Carpenter.................... 108, 110, 111, 116, 120

Carr.... 90

Caskey 120

Caswell....................................................... 109

Cavers 24

Chamberlin................................................... 88

Chapel 115, 116

Chappel....................................................... 114

Charlton.......................................................... 2

Cheeseman ............................................ 89, 90

Chester 43

Chote.. 33

Church 91

Clare... 52

Clark... 3, 7, 8, 24, 54, 83

Clarke. 56, 58

Cleghorn....................................................... 43

Clemens........................................................ 11

Cleveland................................................ 36, 47

Cloney 39‑41

Cockburn.................................................... 104

Cohen. 113

Coleman.................................................. 47, 57


Coll..... 111

Cook... 77, 82, 84, 121

Cooper 67, 69

Corbett 81

Cornell 81

Cotrell. 123

Cottrell 118

Coty.... 82

Cowan 24‑26, 37

Crawford....................................................... 78

Cross.. 17

Currie. 55, 74

Currran.......................................................... 18

Curry.. 112

Cussen 12

Cuthbertson................................................... 47

Daley.. 38

Dalton. 14, 74, 75

Daly.... 42

Davidson............................................... 77, 104

Davis.. 20‑22, 37

Dawson......................................................... 63

Day..... 8

Dayo... 88

Debeau........................................................ 118

DePencier.................................................... 118

Dick.... 84

Dickson....................................................... 109

Dillon. 51, 53

Dingle. 13

Dixon. 24

Dodson......................................................... 18

Dorsey 30

Doty... 28

Doyle.. 2

Duncan......................................................... 55

Dunlop 103

Dunnet 55

Eakins. 39

Easterby........................................................ 71

Eastmure....................................................... 51

Eccles. 51, 65

Eccleston....................................................... 94

Ecclestone..................................................... 93

Eden... 106

Edgar.. 27, 52, 53

Elliott.. 111

Emery. 31, 120

Ennis.. 45

Essex.. 27

Etherington.......................................... 103‑105

Evans.. 14, 44, 46, 116

Fairbairn........................................................ 84

Fairfield........................................................ 56

Falconer........................................................ 23

Fathergill....................................................... 55

Faulknor........................................................ 90

Fendall 106

Ferguson................................................. 37, 53

Finch.. 121

Finney 61

Fitzgerald................................................ 12, 79

Fleming..................................................... 8, 35

Fogarty 113

Follett. 79

Forbes. 30, 34

Ford.... 46

Forster 74, 78

Forsythe........................................................ 75

Foulds. 40

Fountain........................................................ 36

Fowler 71

Franks. 24, 25, 36, 38

Fraser.. 64, 66

Freeman................................ 8, 11, 14, 17, 118

Fromm 121

Gale.... 43

Gallagher....................................... 12, 113, 115

Galligan......................................................... 87

Gay..... 21

Gear.... 25

Geddes 118

Germains....................................................... 53

Ghent.. 73, 75, 76

Gibbons................................................ 42, 123

Gibbs.. 68

Gibson 109

Gilbert 8, 58, 61

Gillespie........................................................ 20

Gillies. 118

Gillmor.......................................................... 16

Glasgow........................................................ 54

Glenn.. 54

Gloster 15

Glynn. 57

Goodale.................................................. 67, 69

Goodfellow................................................... 67

Gordon.......................................................... 37

Gore... 107

Gouddy......................................................... 32


Gourlay......................................................... 27

Gowers.......................................................... 88

Graham............................. 3, 31, 35, 44, 78, 97

Grant.. 24, 57, 84

Grayson........................................................ 35

Green.. 75, 103‑105

Greenwood................................................. 111

Grey... 106

Grieinger....................................................... 37

Griffin 92

Griffith.................................................... 28, 80

Groomes....................................................... 77

Guess.. 4

Hackbush............................................ 102, 103

Hacking......................................................... 81

Hadden......................................................... 15

Hager.. 20

Haggith.......................................................... 47

Hainer. 98, 105

Haines 41

Hains.. 86

Hale.... 33, 84

Halkies 62

Hall..... 18, 36, 69, 72, 100, 106

Halland......................................................... 85

Hamburg....................................................... 54

Hamilton............................................... 52, 107

Hammill...................................................... 117

Hancock...................................................... 116

Hanley 56

Hardman......................................................... 9

Harkin 26

Harkness ..................................................... 51

Harlow 2, 3

Harrison........................................................ 58

Hart.... 76, 78

Hartop 109

Harvey 114, 115, 117

Haskett 101

Havercroft............................................... 95‑97

Hawe.. 3

Hayhurst....................................................... 66

Hearn.. 12

Henderson......................................... 46, 57, 82

Henry. 28, 29

Herkins......................................................... 47

Hetherington................................................. 90

Hill..... 123

Hindley......................................................... 61

Hinman....................................................... 108

Hirst.... 103

Hockley........................................................ 79

Hodgson............................................ 88, 90, 92

Hogan. 25

Holiday......................................................... 46

Hollis.. 50

Honsburger ................................................. 16

Horning......................................................... 91

House. 24

Howard................................................. 84, 101

Howarth........................................................ 95

Howarths....................................................... 93

Hubbard................................................ 83, 117

Hughes 47, 98, 105

Hunt... 30, 77, 78

Hunter 10, 79, 122

Hurley 85

Hyatt... 60

Imrie... 70

Irvine.. 86

Jackson....................................................... 101

Jamieson......................................................... 6

Jeffrey 118

Jeffs... 91

Jenkins 15, 122

Johnson................................................... 37, 47

Johnston........................................................ 99

Johnstone .................................................... 94

Jones.. 5, 39, 40, 50, 70, 85, 86

Joness. 91

Jordan. 72

Joyce.. 62, 66

Kaiser. 68, 69

Kamm. 100

Karch.. 7

Kay..... 53, 63, 106

Kehl.... 9, 11

Kelly... 90

Kennedy.............................. 1‑3, 7, 37, 72, 101

Kent.... 13

Kerner 72, 75, 84‑86

Kerren 117

Keyes. 23

Kilgour 2

King.... 119

Kite..... 73, 75‑78

Klippert....................................................... 122

Knowles........................................................ 82

Koropp.......................................................... 85

Lafave 3


Lafrance........................................................ 58

Lambert......................................................... 78

Land... 56, 58, 59

Lane... 29, 121

Lawrence.............................................. 15, 118

Leach.. 65

Learmouth..................................................... 85

Least... 120

Lebarge......................................................... 12

Lehman......................................................... 41

Leith... 69, 71, 73

Lennahan...................................................... 92

Leonard......................................................... 46

Lindeman...................................................... 53

Lister.. 107

Loche. 8

Locke. 60, 62

Lockhart........................................................ 69

Lockman..................................................... 118

Long... 3

Lothian.......................................................... 97

Lottridge.................................................. 65, 66

Lovatt. 100

Lowes. 87

Lyle.... 64

Lynch. 95, 97

Lyne... 88

MacCabe....................................................... 92

MacClure.................................................... 119

Macdonald.................................................. 110

MacKay...................................................... 106

Magee. 5

Magness.................................................. 11, 12

Mahaffey...................................................... 23

Maitland................................................ 11, 100

Male... 73, 76

Mallet. 83

Mallin. 70

Mannell....................................................... 114

Manser 75

Mantais......................................................... 80

Marcey 77, 80

Marjerrison.................................................... 69

Marks. 29, 30

Marter. 35, 37, 38

Martin. 2, 65, 66, 100

Mason. 108

May.... 38

McArthur.............................................. 19, 107

McCaffery.................................................... 29

McClary........................................................ 97

McEwan........................................................ 33

McGee 7, 8

McGregor................................................ 21, 45

McIntyre....................................................... 15

McKaig........................................................... 9

McKay 91

McKechnie.................................................... 66

McKenna...................................................... 76

McKenzie............................................ 109, 117

McKerr.......................................................... 37

McKibbon..................................................... 90

McLaren........................................................ 21

McLarty........................................................ 71

McLean............................................. 21, 44, 50

McLeod............................................. 83, 87, 89

McLeod ....................................................... 84

McMechan.................................................... 80

McMorran..................................................... 70

McNamara.................................................... 51

McPhee......................................................... 18

McQuigley.................................................... 96

McShane......................................................... 8

Meaden......................................................... 33

Meikie 109

Mella.. 67

Meyers 82

Middleton...................................................... 26

Miles... 46

Miller.. 110

Milne.. 44, 76

Misener......................................................... 17

Mitchell............................................... 1, 80, 90

Monteith.......................................................... 2

Moodie.................................................... 48, 50

Mooney......................................................... 85

Moore. 13, 49, 61, 86, 87, 105‑107

Morden....................................................... 107

Morey. 18

Morin.. 36

Morris. 24

Morrison......................................... 59, 60, 118

Morrow................................................... 81, 83

Mortimer....................................................... 63

Morton 49, 118, 122

Mowbray....................................................... 76

Muir.... 92

Mullin. 4

Mulqueen........................................................ 8

Mums. 5


Munro. 91, 92

Murphy................................................... 7, 101

Murray 71, 85

Mylius 37

Newburn..................................................... 123

Nicholson...................................................... 95

Ninham............................................. 16, 17, 19

Noble.. 84

Noonan................................................... 49, 51

Norman............................................... 102, 107

Norton 119, 120, 122

Nunan. 108

Ogilvie 19

Oliver. 10, 48

O’Brien..................................................... 4, 21

O’Callaghan.................................................. 32

O’Donohue........................................... 99, 101

O’Melis......................................................... 41

O’Mella................................................... 40, 41

Parent. 16

Parkes. 39

Parkin. 92

Passmore..................................................... 111

Paton.. 121

Patrick 63

Patterson........................................... 59, 86, 94

Pearson................................................... 66, 67

Pecover......................................................... 95

Peffers 7, 10

Penny. 6

Penwarden.................................................. 118

Pepper 78, 79

Perrie.. 54

Perrin.. 57

Perry... 53, 54

Peters.. 104

Peterson.................................................. 64, 66

Philips. 21

Phillips 10

Plested 109

Poiger. 108

Pollock 11, 97, 98, 102

Ponsford....................................................... 92

Pope... 120

Potter.. 87, 89

Pullman......................................................... 19

Quinsay....................................................... 116

Ramsden....................................................... 81

Rand... 22, 23, 25

Rason. 18, 19

Ratliff. 88

Rattey. 65

Reddins........................................................... 9

Redmond...................................................... 42

Reed... 119

Reid.... 81, 107

Reilly.. 89

Renlie. 24

Revas.. 96

Reynolds..................................................... 119

Ricker. 76

Ricketts....................................................... 118

Roberts.......................................................... 15

Robinson......................................... 5, 6, 41, 97

Robson.......................................................... 64

Rodley 118

Roebak.......................................................... 89

Rogers 22, 99

Rollins 7

Rooke. 43

Rose... 77

Round. 61

Rourke 113

Rowe.. 20

Royce. 15

Runchy......................................................... 16

Russell 26, 72, 86

Ryan... 37

Rymal. 34, 37, 114‑116

Sage.... 40‑42

Scarth. 80

Schawler............................................. 104, 106

Schooley..................................................... 122

Scott... 23, 25, 29

Scrimger...................................................... 116

Scully. 9

Setzer.. 4

Sewell. 62, 81

Seymour.......................................................... 8

Shannon........................................................ 33

Shaw... 111

Sheridan........................................................ 59

Sherk.. 102

Shields 30, 31, 33

Shouldice.......................................... 93, 94, 96

Simmers........................................................ 29

Simon. 43

Sinclair 29

Singer. 21

Smith.. 2, 54, 55, 68, 70, 77, 78, 87, 110‑112


Snetsinger...................................................... 40

Snider. 81

Snodgrass.................................................. 2, 64

Snyder 81

Spence 56

Spencer......................................................... 27

Springer................................................... 63, 64

Sproule........................................................ 100

Stacey. 21

Stead... 102

Steel.... 120

Stephens........................................................ 55

Stephenson.................................................... 81

Stevens.......................................... 94, 117, 119

Stevenson...................................................... 46

Stewart 31, 48, 54, 56, 57, 70, 118

Stock.. 59

Stoddart......................................................... 14

Stone.. 94

Stuart.. 19

Stutt.... 111, 115

Sutherland................................................. 1, 92

Sweazey...................................................... 122

Syer.... 53

Syndey_Smith............................................... 93

Tate.... 26

Taylor. 63

Templer....................................................... 110

Ten Eyck....................................................... 61

Teneyck.................................................. 58, 59

Theyer 120

Thomas...................................... 9, 10, 102‑104

Thompson...................... 15, 69, 71, 96‑99, 120

Toner.. 19, 20

Topping......................................................... 12

Tourageau..................................................... 76

Towersey...................................................... 93

Towns. 61

Townsend........................................... 108, 110

Trainor 9

Trawin 15

Trotter. 118

Truckle.................................................... 51, 52

Tuck... 62, 63, 66

Tucker 30

Tufford....................................................... 112

Turnbull........................................................ 49

Turner. 58

Twill... 67

Twiss.. 85

Unitt... 16

Unsworth...................................................... 95

Vallantyne................................................... 121

Van Dusen.................................................... 36

Van Norman........................................... 59, 61

Vancroft...................................................... 106

Vennor 8

Waccheter....................................................... 4

Waddell......................................................... 86

Wadsworth.................................................. 104

Wait.... 63

Walbridge............................................ 119, 121

Walker 24, 87, 88

Wallace......................................................... 32

Walsh. 116

Walton 62

Wannamaker........................................... 48, 61

Ward... 112

Ware... 95

Watson 60, 90, 114, 118, 120, 123

Watters 72

Way.... 79

Webster......................................................... 32

Weller. 46

Wells.. 113

West... 22

Westman....................................................... 82

Westphal..................................................... 113

Westphall............................................ 115, 117

Whalley......................................................... 42

Whitcombe.................................................. 119

White.. 7, 13, 110

Whitehead......................................... 43, 45, 46

Whitney........................................................ 13

Wiely.. 114

Wiggins................................................... 3, 102

Wilkes 121

Wilkinson........................................................ 1

Williams........................................................ 87

Wilson 15, 96

Wims.. 6

Windle 39

Wishart.................................................... 24, 25

Wisson 11

Wolfe. 55

Woodcroft..................................................... 22

Wright. 17

Wyld... 13

Wyndham....................................................... 2

York... 19, 20, 101

Yorke. 70

Young. 3, 4, 108, 123