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Box 50/12
1870
       
Date 
Age/Gender
  Name/Residence  
 Coroner
Cause of Death
Jan. 10 F/-  Hannah Rudge
Cobourg
D. Brodie Visitation of God
Jan. 22 M/- Orin Taylor
Percy Twp.
George S. Aylesworth A lunatic, drowned in a well
Feb. 2 F/- Sarah Anne Miller
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Natural causes of confinement
Feb. 10 M/- William Jones
Hope Twp.
Robert Corbett Excessive drinking
Feb. 11 M/-  William Haskell
Hope Twp.
R. Corbett Injuries recieved from blows and kicks
Feb. 20 M/- Robert Wallace
Cavan Twp.
Thomas Eyres Excessive drinking
Mar. 1 F/- Mary Carson
Seymour Twp.
John Paterson Fatigue and exposure -- found frozen
Mar. 12 M/- Sylvester Samis
Cramahe Twp.
Carmen M. Gould Visitation of God -- heart congestion
Mar. 13 M/- Mark Graham
Cavan Twp.
James Might Congestion of the lungs
Mar. 31 M/- Michael Sullivan
Cobourg
D. Brodie From injuries while coupling rail road cars
Apr. 5 F/Infant Female Infant
Cobourg
D. Brodie Neglect at birth
May 4 F/- Mary Ann Huffman
Cobourg
D. Brodie Consumption
May 19 M/- Robert Dean
Hope Twp.
R. Corbett -
May 29 F/14 months Hattie Oke
Hope Twp.
G. Perks Suffocation while choking on a nut
Jul. 7 M/- William George Miller
Prescot
R. Maxwell Drowned in the harbour
Jul. 13 M/- George Paterson
Colborne
R. Maxwell Run over by a train
Jul. 18 M/- Ralph Lee
Manvers
William Maquire Not being of sound mind, shot himself
Jul. 20 M/- Samuel Herion
Cobourg
Henry Mason Drowned
Jul. 25 M/Boy Unknown Boy
Cobourg
H. Mason Drowned accidentally in Factory creek
Jul. 26 M/- Charles Walton
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Pulmonary Apoplexy
Aug. 6 M/- H.W. Hughes
Haldimand Twp.
J. Maguire Drowned in Lake Ontario
Aug. 29 M/- Arthur Parsons Sr.
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Choleric Diarrhoea
Sep. 6 M/- John McGill
Cobourg
D. Brodie Natural causes
Sep. 7 M/- Jospeh Palmer
Brighton village
H. L. Cook Rupture of a pulmonary vessel of the heart
Sep. 12 M/- Thomas Smith
Clarke Twp.
W.L. Herriman Excessive drinking
Oct. 7 M/- Joseph Hall
Cobourg
D. Brodie Softening of the brain and gangrene of the leg
Oct. 22 M/- Michael Mulhale
Cobourg
H. Mason Run over by a train
Nov. 11 F/Infant Female Infant
Cobourg
D. Brodie Exposure to the cold
Nov. 26 M/- Frederick Quinn
Port Hope
G. Perks From injuries recieved while coupling the railroad cars
Dec. 3 M/- Daniel Montgomery
Brighton
H.L Cook Train wreck
Dec. 9 M/77 Ira Rose
Brighton
H.L. Cook Congestion of the lungs
Dec. 17 M/- John Dale
Brighton
H.L. Cook Accidental drowning.
Box 50/13
1871
       
Date 
Age/Gender
  Name/Residence  
 Coroner
Cause of Death
Jan. 13 M/- William Clegg
Cavan Twp
T. Eyres Intoxication and exposure
Jan. 19 M/- Benjamin Farrow W. Herriman

Killed by Samuel Wilcox in a fight - Wilcox was defending himself

Mar. 22 M/- George Coulter
Port Hope
George Perks Ruptured blood vessel in the lungs
May 15 M/65 William Walpole
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Excessive use of ardent spirits
Jun. 1 M/- Dougall Campbell, Hennich Reid, Ian Masson
Haldimand Twp.
H. Mason Train collision
Jun. 10 M/- James Wisher
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in the harbour
Jun. 10 M/- George Pope
Port Hope
R. Maxwell From injuries suffered while coupling rail road cars
Jun. 17 M/- George Perks -- M.D. and Coroner
Port Hope
R. Maxwell From injuries received from his horse
Jul. 12 M/80 Michael Morton
Manvers
W. Maguire Natural causes
Jul. 21 M/4 Patrick Ward
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in a creek leading to the harbour
Aug. 1 M/- Robert Wilson
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Excessive use of Alcohol
Aug. 2 M/- Charles Snow
Port Granby
R. Maxwell Drowned
Aug. 8 M/- Joseph Phillips
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in Port Hope harbour
Aug. 22 M/9 John Tinkler
Hamilton Twp.
- Drowned in the Dean Mill pond
Aug. 29 M/- James Dabb
Cobourg
Charles E. Ewing By hanging himself while under excessive use of alcohol
Sep. 18 M/16 Henry Sprung
Percy Twp.
J. McCrea Knife accidentally lodged in his left breast during horse-play with another 16 yr. old boy
Oct. 4 M/- John Hall
Lot 22, Con. 1, Haldimand Twp.
C.E. Ewing Industrial accident - crushed by the side of the cutting falling in.
Oct. 4 M/- James Murphy
Lot 22, Con. 1, Haldimand Twp.
C.E. Ewing Industrial accident - crushed by the side of the cutting falling in.
Oct. 12 M/- "Muir" a brakeman on the train
Colborne
J. Maguire Accidentally
Oct. 22 F/- Elizabeth Downing
Cobourg Gaol
C.E. Ewing At Cobourg Gaol, of natural causes
Nov. 2 Fire L.B. Carson House -- Port Hope W.L. Herriman Unknown cause
Nov. 13 Fire Lambert's Hotel Stables -- Port Hope on August 11, 1871 W.L. Herriman Arson: William Preston
Nov. 13 Fire Butterfield's, Smiths, and Frazer's buildings -- Port Hope on September 12, 1871 W.L. Herriman Unknown cause
Nov. 13 Fire Barrett's building, Cavan street -- Port Hope, on October 12, 1871 W.L. Herriman No sufficient evidence
Nov. 13 Fire Molson's Mills, Cavan street -- Port Hope, November 10, 1871 W.L. Herriman Arson: William Preston
Nov. 13 Fire Somerville's distillery, Cavan street -- Port Hope, November 11, 1871 W.L. Herriman Arson: Robert Hill
Nov. 19 M/- Kenneth Mitchell
Hope Twp.
R. Corbett Visitation of God
Dec. 7 M/- Richard Billcox
Percy Twp.
G.S. Aylesworth Concussion of the brain caused by a fall from a wagon
Dec. 15 M/- Henry Porter
Cramahe Twp.
J. Massie Apoplexy caused by heart disease
Dec. 16 M/- Levi Gassett
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Shot himself with a revolver
Dec. 20 M/- Joseph Robinson
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Run over by train #1
Dec. 30 F/4 Eliza Ann Broad
Hope Twp.
W.L. Herriman Clothes took fire - child burned to death
Box 50/14
1872Jan. - Apr.
       
Date 
Age/Gender
  Name/Residence  
 Coroner
Cause of Death
Jan. 10 Fire George Stephenson's House -- Port Hope W.L. Herriman Not sufficient evidence to implicate anyone
Jan. 22 F/- Esther McCullough
Cobourg
R. Maxwell Accidental overdose of opium
Mar. 14 M/- Daniel Brand
Hope Twp.
Robt. Maxwell Old age
Mar. 18 M/- John Bland
Seymour
Samuel Wallace Shot himself
Mar. 18 M/- Samuel Wright
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Overdose of a posion called Laudenum or opium
Mar. 23 M/Infant William John Underdown
Brighton
A.E. Fife Visitation of God - heart disease
Apr. 8 F/Infant Harriett Chapman
Clarke Twp.
R. Maxwell Accidentally fell into Port Granby creek
Apr. 17 Fire James Miller Store -- Walton Street, Port Hope W.L> Herriman Accidental or work of an incendiary
Apr. 23 Fire James Willoughby's store and goods -- Brighton A.E. Fife An incendiary
Apr. 27 M/- James Austin
Brighton
A.E Fife Apoplexy of the brain
Apr. 29 M/- Franklin Clow
Percy Twp.
J. McCrae Drowned in his well
Apr. 30 M/- William Hutchinson
Hamilton Twp
H. Mason

Drowned

Box 50/15
1872May - Dec.
       
Date 
Age/Gender
  Name/Residence  
 Coroner
Cause of Death
May 13 M/- Andrew Henry
Hope Twp.
Robert A. Apoplectic Fit
May 16 M/- William Young
Hope Twp
W.L. Herriman An attack of ague and complications
Jun. 6 M/- Telesford Dion
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Excessive drinking
Jun. 15 M/- Robert Watson S. Wallace Suicide by hanging himself
Jul. 11 M/- Manson Harvey
Brighton
A.E. Fife Drowned in William Butler's pond
Jul. 13 F/- Emirilla Clark
Alnwick Twp.
William Noden Took a poisonous linament by mistake
Jul. 20 M/- Norman McLeod
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Run over by the train
Aug. 10 M/- William Stewart
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Exhaustion by the intense head and old age
Aug. 19 Fire Seymour Twp. - house of John Thompson S. Wallace Arson: Mrs. John Clarke who was on bad terms with the thompsons
Sep. 3 M/- Michael Morin
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Accidentally drowned in Beamish's mill pond
Sep. 14 M/- William Ward
Manvers Twp.
W. Maguire Hanging himself while under the influence of alcohol
Sep. 14 M/- John Barrett
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Effects of old age and exposure
Sep. 17 F/- Emily Hoyt
Cobourg Gaol
R. Maxwell Effects of old age and exposure
Sep. 25 M/- John Mann Jr. W. Noden Accidentally shot by William Hill while they were chasing a bear out of their corn field
Oct. 5 M/- David Brownlee
Hastings
J. McCrea Fell out of a wagon, which then ran over him
Oct. 8 F/30 Sally King
Darlington Twp.
Thomas Christie Apoplexy
Dec. 28 M/56 Thomas Bouskill
Hamilton Twp.
W.L. Herriman Exposure to the cold
Date Unknown 1872 M/- Noah Hutchinson
Castleton
C. Gould Natural Causes
Box 51/1
1873Jan - Dec.
       
Date 
Age/Gender
  Name/Residence  
 Coroner
Cause of Death
Jan. 11 M/- William Axworthy
Cartwright Twp. 
James Parr   Exposure, old age and liquor
Jan. 13 F/-  Margaret Fitzpatrick
Orono 
William Rose Knocked over coal lamp while fainting and burned
Feb. 10  M/- James Gilmour
Alnwick Twp.    
W. Noden From the effects of liquor
Mar. 4 M/- Henry Stradwick
CavanTwp. 
T. Eyre  While attempting to get on the train, deceased was run over
Mar. 17    F/-   Isabella Hutchinson
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in Port Hope creek while intoxicated
Apr. 1  M/- John Nugent Markee
Cartwright Twp. 
J. Parr Exposure and Liqour
Apr. 9 M/- Samuel Smith
Hamilton Twp.
R. Maxwell   Old age and infirmities of an irregular life
Apr. 20 M/- Solomon Abraham
Darlington Twp.
T. Christie Suicide by hanging while insane
May 3 M/- John Adams
PortHope  
R. Maxwell  Drowned in Lake Ontario while under the influence of alcohol
May 26 M/- Daniel Sullivan
Percy Twp.
James McCrea Drowned
May 27 F/- Elizabeth Deyell - see separate file
Cavan Twp. 
R. Maxwell  Murder - Willfully murdered by an unknown person
Jun. 18  M/- Thomas Conners
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Excessive use of Alcohol
Jun. 18 M/-    John Lowe
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing   Run over by freight train
Box 51/2 Jul. - Dec.
1873  
       
Jul. 25  M/- John McCaul
Brighton 
A.E. Fife  Fell from train while moving
Jul. 28 M/-  James Harding
Clarke Twp.
L.F. Smith Intoxication and drowning
Jul. 29 F/Infant Illegit. Daughter of Rebecca Etcher
Cavan Twp.
R. Maxwell  Natural causes
Jul. 31  M/-   Thomas McNeil
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing  Insane, found drowned in harbour
Sep. 21  M/-   C.B. Robinson 
Cobourg 
H. Mason Drowned in Lake Ontario
Oct. 6 F/-  Martha Hawley
Darlington Twp
T. Christie  Natural causes
Oct. 18  M/- John McNaughton
Port Hope
W.L. Herriman Drowned while intoxicated
Nov. 2  F/Infant Stella Bulger
Clarke Twp.
William W. Rose Culpable neglect of the parents
Nov. 22 M/-   James Mavers
Port Hope 
W. L. Herriman  While doing his duty as a brakeman
Nov. 25  M/-   John Adair
Seymour Twp. 
J. Massie Congestion of the lungs
Nov. 25 M/- Thomas McGuire
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Run over by a train
Dec.  6  M/-   Joseph Munsey
Haldimand Twp.
William E. Johnston Hanged himself
Dec. 12 M/-  John Bennett
Grafton
W. E. Johnston Drowned
Dec. 17 M/- John Storm
Cobourg Gaol
C.E. Ewing Natural causes
Undated M/-   John Tippins
Haldimand Twp.
W.E. Johnston While chopping a tree which fell on him
Box 51/3 Jan. - Aug.
1874
       

Jan. 9 

  M/-  John Eleanor Sr.
Alnwick Twp.
W. Noden Suicide - while labouring under insanity. Son James seemed deranged and had frightened the father
Jan. 10  F/-   Agnes McFarlane
Haldimand Twp.
W.E. Johnston Suicide by poisoning
Jan. 13 M/12yrs. 6 mos. William Lawson
Brighton
N.B.H. Dean Log rolled on him
Feb. 11 F/-   Catherine Weller
Smithfield  
A.E. Fife Pulmonary apoplexy cause by overwork and exposure to the cold
Feb. 14 M/-  David Crawford
Port Hope  
R. Maxwell   Natural causes
Mar. 4 F/-  Emma Arnold
Bowmanville  
T. Christie While procuring an abortion
Mar. 15 M/- James Carmichael
Cavan Twp.
Thomas Eyres Congestion of the lungs
Mar. 31 M/- Benjamin Maybee R. Maxwell Letter from R. Astley to Maxwell saying that an inquest is required since /maybee took horse linament by accident
Apr. 2  F/   Nancy Copeland
Manvers Twp.
Herbert Renwick Being very old and feeble and from injuries from falling and exposure
Apr. 21 M/- John Healy
Colborne 
C. Gould Overdose of Laudanum and exposure while temporarily insane
May 4  M/-  Arthur Harnden
Haldimand
C. Gould    By convulsions induced by natural causes
May 23 F/Child Mable Cole
Darlington
Thomas Christie Drowned in cistern while drawing out water
Jun. 18 M/- Thomas Ryan
Grafton Stn. 
W.E. Johnston   Run over by train
Jul. 30 M/- David Patterson
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Apoplexy, irregular living habits and intemperance
Aug. 12 -/-  Stranger
Port Hope Lock Up
R. Maxwell  Died in the lock up of Port Hope of natural causes
Box 51/5 Sep. - Dec.
1874  
       
Sep. 3 F/-  Electa Ann McNall
Port Hope 
W.L. Herriman Knocked down and run over by a team of horses
Sep. 5 M/-    James Shippigo
Harwood village
H. Mason Run over by train while intoxicated
Sep. 8    Fire - Methodist Church
Port Hope
W.L. Herriman Not enough evidence to assign cause
Sep. 8 M/- Thomas Trout
Hamilton Twp. 
C.E. Ewing Excessive use of alcohol
Sep. 21 F/-  Susan Hill
Bowmanville  
Charles R. Sorecombe Natural causes
Sept. 21 F/-  Grace Moyens
Hampton Village  
C.R. Sorecombe Accidentally shot by George Vanstone, didn't know the gun was loaded
Sep. 27 M/-   John Daly
Port Newcastle
W. Rose Visitation from God
Sep. 28 F/Infant   Female Infant
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing From Exhaustion and want of care - found in a loft
Sep. 30 -/Infant    Mary Anne Montroy's Infant
Manvers Twp.
T. Christie Child was still born
Oct. 5  M/-    Michael Owens
Cobourg  
C.E. Ewing  Natural causes
Oct. 28 F/-  Mary Ann Wright
Cobourg Gaol 
C.E. Ewing Natural causes at the jail
Nov. 6 M/- E. Phillips
Brighton
N.B.H. Dean Fell off his wagon while intoxicated
Nov. 26  M/46 James Carmichael
PortHope   
R. Maxwell Through a ruptured bladder caused by personal violence
Dec. 3 F/- Mary Elizabeth Fields  R. Corbett Suffocation
Dec. 12 M/-   Nicholas Wingfield
Cobourg   
C.E. Ewing Run over by a freight train
Dec. 14    M/-  Edward Ghent
Cavan Twp.
T. Eyers   Exessive use of alcohol
Dec. 27  M/-  Thomas Fraser
Manvers Twp.
W. Maguire Visitation of God
Box 51/6
1875 
       
Mar. 20 M/- Daniel Knapp
Darlington Twp.  
T. Christie Apoplexy caused by hearing of the death his son Daniel in Uxbridge
Mar. 30 M/- James Underdown
Hamiltion Twp.
E.C. Ewing Run over by train
Apr. 26 M/- George Charles Ward Jr.
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Found drowned in harbour
Apr.  F/83 Mrs. Caffrey
Bowmanville 
T. Christie Exposure to the cold during a severe storm
May 24 M/- James Henry Thomas
Cobourg
H. Mason Run over by train
May 26 F/- Catherine W. Sanderson
Brighton
W. Dean Suicide by hanging
Jun. 19 M/- Joseph Malcolm McMillan
Cartwright Twp. 
J. Parr  Accidentally thrown from wagon
Jun. 26 M/-   Samuel Wright Alias Sutton or Tutton R. Maxwell  Natural causes and heart disease
Jun. 28 F/1 Mary Jane Sherwin
Haldimand Twp. 
W. Noden Fell out of bed, dislocated neck and died of convulsions; mother distraught and husband described her a insane previous to the death. She threatened to throw her children in the well and jump in after them
Jul. 4 M/16 John Burrows
Darlington Twp.
Jackson Graham Davidson Drowned
Jul. 4 M/-      Samuel Prior
Darlington Twp. 
T. Christie Drowned while trying to save John Burrows
Jul. 24  M/Boy   Thomas Maybank
Port Hope
R. Maxwell  Drowned in the harbour
Aug. 2  M/3  Charles Raymor
Alnwick Twp.  
W. Noden Died from convulsions. His mother Mary Raymor was from Iowa. Coroner didn't want to hold the inquest but some locals were insisting. Noden said the mother was protrate from grief and had no one to turn to. Mary had tried to get the child placed in a home in Belleville and in Toronto. Husband dead and no one would hire her becasue of the child
Aug. 6 M/-   Lewis John Truscott
Port Hope 
W.L. Herriman Fell from moving train
Sep. 3 M/-     William Hogg
Alnwick Twp.
W. Nodden Drowned in Rice Lake while intoxicated
Sep. 9 M/-   George Finnie
Newcastle
W. Rose From a kick of a colt horse
Sep. 10 M/Infant James Thompson Hannah
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Drowned with mother in Lake Ontario
Sep. 10 F/-  Elizabeth Hannah
Cobourg 
C.E. Ewing Drowned in Lake Ontario in a fit of temporary insanity
Sep. 25 M/-  Unknown Man
Bowmanville   
T. Christie Drowned near the Port of Darlington
Oct. 6 M/-  Thomas Burk
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Natural causes
Oct. 19  M/-   Charles Ferguson
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing  Hung himself in a fit of temporary insanity
Oct. 30 M/-   John Mimms
Port Hope
R. Maxwell    Train collusion
Nov. 19 M/-  Oliver Jaynes
Haldimand Twp.
W.E. Johnston  Excessive drinking
Nov. 28 M/-  William Wright
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing  Smothered due to a lack of care and excessive use alcohol
Dec. 5 F/-  Mary Mahar
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing From a fall and old age
Dec. 11 M/Infant  Mary Brown's Infant
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing  From want of proper care after birth at the house of James McDonald, auctioneer
Dec. 13   M/- Andrew McDermott
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Exhaustion after loading the wood car of the Midland Rail Road
Box 51/7  Jan. - Jul.
1876
       
Jan. 5 M/-  James Brent
Bowmanville
T. Christie From a fit caused by over-exertion
Jan. 8 M/-  George Lyons
Cobourg  
H. Mason Natural causes 
Mar. 9 M/-     David Hewitt J. McCrea Drowned at Salt Creek Bridge-swept off the roadway
Mar. 17 Fire Fire - Skating and CurlingRink
Port Hope
R. Maxwell    -
Apr. 10  M/-   Thomas Hetherington
Cobourg
H. Mason Natural causes
Apr. 21 F/Infant  Female Newborn
Cobourg
H. Mason Found dead in the cattle yard
May 17  -/Infant Infant Child Parents Unknown
Darlington Twp.
T. Christie   Murdered - baby strangled and beaten
May 21 M/- James Lawrence H. Mason Disease of the brain
May 24 F/- Eleanor Sharp
Cobourg 
H. Mason Accidentally fell from buggy while horses were running away
May 24 M/Teenage   Frank Clarke
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in Lake Ontario - was out in an unsafe boart with his brother Fred Clark and a friend
May 25 M/- Joseph Debeau
Cobourg
H. Mason Disease of the lungs
Jul. 8   M/- Richard Brockinshire
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Heart disease
Jul. 10 M/-  Frederick  Carloss Tilley
Darlington Twp. 
J.G. Davidson Pile of lumber fell on him accidentally
Box 52/1  Aug. - Dec.
1876 
       
Aug. 18 M/13 Richard Thomas Knight
Haldimand Twp.
W. Noden Accidentally strangled himself in the barn. Father had whipped the boy at noon that day
Sep. 5 M/5   Francis Staples
Bowmanville 
T. Christie  Fell from wagon
Sep. 11 M/-    Thomas Steamthrop
Murray Twp.
A.E. Fife Run over by train
Sep. 18   Fire - Cobourg Town Hall
Cobourg
H. Mason -
Sep. 18   Fire - South Side of Charles Street
Cobourg 
H. Mason -
Sep. 19 M/-    John Buscomb Lean
Hamilton Twp.  
C.E. Ewing By bleeding from an ulcer in his right leg
Sep. 28 M/-   Matthew McDonnell
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Run over by a train
Oct. 3 M/- William Wright
Haldimand Twp. 
C.E. Ewing  From injuries from a fall from a wagon
Oct. 8  F/-  Annie Trandy
Manvers Twp.
W. Maguire Visitation of God
Oct. 17  M/-   Hugh Thompson
Cartwright Twp. 
T. Christie Heart disease
Oct. 18  M/- William Platt
Twp. of Percy
C.M. gould Thrown from a load of hay and fractured his skull
Oct. 20  M/-  Richard Wilkinson
Newcastle  
W. Rose Drowned, temporarily insane
Oct. 25  M/-  Unknown Stranger
Newcastle 
W. Rose Suicide - cut his own throat
Nov. 14   F/-  Susannah Thompson
Clarke Twp. 
R. Corbett  Suicide by hanging
Dec. 10 M/- Alexander Lytle
Hamilton Twp.
E.C. Ewing  Exposure and intoxication
Dec. 18 M/3 mons.  James Timlin
Alnwick Twp.
-    Suffocation
Dec. 23 M/- William Leask
Darlington Twp.
T. Christie Suicide
Box 52/2
1877
       
Jan. 11 M/-  James Kennedy
Hope Twp.
R. Corbett Excessive drinking
Jan. 17 M/-  Joseph Allen Lynes
Cavan Twp.
Richard King  Sawmill accident in Bee's Mill
Jan. 29 M/ William Close
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing Lived with his brother James and was despondent over money difficulties they were having. Took Paris Green poison.
Feb. 3  F/-  Laura Sullivan
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing  Softening of the brain and natural causes
Feb. 18 M/-  John Giles
Darlington Twp.  
T. Christie Tree fell on him
Mar. 20 M/- Thomas Cavanagh
Port Hope 
R. Maxwell Injuries while performing his duty on the train
May 15 M/-  Thomas John Hamilton Shaw
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing Run over by train
Jun. 3   M/65 William Lockhart
Hamilton Twp. 
C.E. Ewing By taking Paris Green poisoning
Jun. 9 M/-   Duncan Malcolm
Darlington Twp.
J. Parr Ruptured blood vessel of brain caused by a fall from his buggy
Jun. 18   M/-  John McCaffry
Hamilton Twp.
R. Maxwell   Suicide - taking Paris Green
Jul. 3  M/-   William Henry Cook C.E. Ewing Drowned in Rice Lake
Jul. 6  F/23   Rachael Wellwood
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing Apoplexy produced by an excessive use of Blood Root tea
Jul. 7 M/- Edward Armstrong
Port Hope 
R. Maxwell Drowned in harbour
Jul. 11 M/- George Stroud
Hamilton Twp.
C.E. Ewing Drowned in creek
Jul. 13 M/-   Edward Robinson
Newcastle 
W. Rose Drowned in Wilmot creek
Jul. 26 M/-  Hester Danney  A.E. Fife Childbirth - retained placenta. Child was dead and Hester concealed it until her father and sister came to help her at her employer (George Valentine) house
Sep. 6  M/- William Harper
Haldimand Twp.
C. Gould Burnt in house fire
Sep. 12  F/- Ellen Gifford
Hope Twp.
W.L. Herriman Hit by a train
Sep. 22  F/-   Sarah J. Poulter
Port Hope 
R. Maxwell Run over by train
Oct. 4 M/-   James McFee R. King  Bleeding of the lungs
Oct. 6 F/Infant Caroline Shannon's child W. Herriman -
Dec. 13  M/-   Thomas B. Clench
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Fell through viaduct of the Grand Trunk Rail Road
Box 52/3 Jan. - Jun.
1878
       
Jan. 11 M/-   Patrick Duffey
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Natural causes
Jan. 27 M/-   Walter Barringer
Hastings village
J. McCrea Fell through floor at grist mill
Feb. 25 M/-  William Higgins
Port Hope 
W.L. Herriman Strangulation from vomit
Mar. 5 M/-  Robert Latimore
Cartwright Twp.
J. Parr  Strychnine poison given by mother
Mar. 5 M/- George Latimore
Cartwright Twp. 
J. Parr Strychnine poison given by mother
Mar. 12  M/-  Robert Laidlaw
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing While coupling cars are the Cobourg train Station
Mar. 16  F/- Elizabeth Mountjoy
Darlington Twp.
J. Parr Cut her own throat with a razor - suicide
Apr. 5    Fire - Windsor Hotel, Division Street Cobourg     
Apr. 12   Fire - House of Lydia McCullough T. Eyres  
Apr. 23 M/-   Thomas Fallon
Campbellford
J. Massie  Ruptured main artery of heart
Apr. 24 F/-  Eliza Williams
Darlington Twp.
T. Christie Committed suicide by hanging
Apr. 25 M/-  George R. Stephenson
CharlesWilliam A.Patterson
James Lockhart Forrest
Cobourg 
C.E. Ewing Crushed to death when the front wall of the Windsor Hotel fell on them while fighting the hotel fire. Jury recommends strong helmets for firemen
Apr. 27 F/-   Hannah Speirs
Percy Twp.
G. Aylsworth Congestion of the brain
Apr. 27 M/- James Dury
Orono
Robert Renwick  Intemperance and old age
May 12 M/-  Ralph Chapman
Enniskillen 
J. Parr Ruptured blood vessel of the heart
May 13  M/Child Male Child
Cobourg 
C.E. Ewing Found dead in the wood yard
May 21   Fire - Building owned by A.T. Armstrong, Lot 12, Con. 5 Cavan Twp T. Eyres John Huston charged with arson
May 24 M/-  John Gibson R. Maxwell   Suffocation from choking
Box 52/4 Jul. - Dec.
1878 
       
Jul. 1  M/-  Alexander Stevenson
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Drowned while intoxicated
Jul. 3 M/80   Robert Morrow
Darlington Twp.
T. Christie Drowned in an old mill pond - fit of apoplexy
Jul. 3 F/Infant Daughter of Elizabeth Colon
Hamilton Twp.
R. Maxwell  Still born
Jul. 5 M/- Robert O'Brine
Port Hope
R. Maxwell Drowned in Beamish's mill pond
Jul. 16 M/- John Briggs
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Natural causes
Jul. 17 M/-  John Smith
Cartwright Twp. 
J. Parr  Exhausted while pitching hay in extreme heat of the day
Aug. 2  M/- James Lynde
Murray Twp.
W.B.H. Dean Fell between the train cars
Aug. 7 M/-  Robert Swain
Port Hope
Robert Maxwell  Run over by Midland train
Aug. 21 M/- Nicholas Keating Sr.
Hastings 
J.A. Sinclair Fell into the locks and drowned
Aug. 39 M/- Anthony McCormack
Town of Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Excessive use of alcohol
Sep. 3  M/-   John Sidey
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Run over by train
Sep. 25 M/-  William Fitzgerald
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing Natural causes
Sep. 29 M/- William Harvey
Clarke Twp.
W. Rose Found dead after a fire
Oct. 4 M/- Robert A. Stewart
South Monaghan Twp.
R. King Accidentally
Oct. 31 F/- Mary Coulson
Haldimand Twp. 
W.E. Johnston Run over by a train
Nov. 4   Fire - Grocery Store of William Garnett Port Hope  R. Maxwell   
Dec. 17  M/- John Hunter
Seymour Twp. 
S. Wallace  Disease of the heart
Dec. 23  M/-  Hugh McGregor and Thomas Gamble
Trenton Village 
A.E. Fife  Result of injuries received while working on the train
Box 52/5 Jan. - Apr.
1879 
       

Jan. 4 

F/-  Mrs. John Kelly
Brighton
N. Dean  Exposure - was distracted and left a train and wandered in a field Train conductor Robert Barker had been apprised of her condition but had done nothing to help her
Jan. 20 M/26 John Iby
Campbellford

 

S. Wallace Disease of the heart
Feb. 5  M/- James Massey
Port Hope  
R. Maxwell   Accidentally caught the shaft of McCabe Mills
Mar. 4 F/22 Mary Jane Oke
Bowmanville
T. Christie Rupture of blood vessel in the brain
Apr. 1  M/-   Alexander McDonald
Cobourg 
C.E. Ewing Fell off culvert and died of injuries
Apr. 16 F/- Anastasia Cavanaugh
Brighton Twp.
A.E. Fife Disease of the heart
Apr. 21 M/-  Robert Hill
Port Hope
R. Maxwell  Found drowned in the new harbour
Box 52/6   May - Sep
1879 
       
May 8 M/- John Nicolson
Manvers Twp.
J. Parr Natural causes
Jun. 11 M/- John Calcutt
Brighton 
N.Dean  Suffocation by falling with face in the soft earth while having an epileptic fit
Jun. 11 M/-   John McGuire
Haldimand Twp.

 

C.E. Ewing Accidentally killed by a falling tree
Jun. 18 M/- John Flinn
Seymour Twp.  
S. Wallace Drowned in Trent River
Jul. 17  F/-  Bridget Horrigan
Brighton 
N. Dean Suicide by poisoning - took Paris Green
Aug. 25  M/- Charles Gardner
Brighton    
A.E. Fife Died as a result of a collision between two freight trains
Aug. 26 M/-   William Walters
Cramahe Twp. 
C. Gould  Suicide by ingestion of Paris Green
Aug. 29 M/43 Robert Ormiston
Bowmanville 
  Fell from wagon and fractured his skull
Sep. 8 F/- Viola Mercer
Cramahe Twp. 
C. Gould  Suicide by gunshot wound.  Had been infatuated with Mr. Frank McKeys who had not returned her affections
Sep. 16  M/- Edward Plain
Cobourg
C.E. Ewing   From injuries received while uncoupling cars-- train/work related accident
Sept. 26 M/-  Ryerson Hart
Hamilton Twp. 
C.E. Ewing   While coupling two trains for lumber - work related
Box 52/7   Oct. - Dec.
1879
       
Oct. 1  M/-  William Sharp
Port Hope
W.L. Herriman Accidental discharge of gun
Oct. 2 M/- Mitchell McIntosh
Cavan Twp. 
R. Maxwell   Fell between  two railway cars
Oct. 5  M/10 Edwin Terry
Bowmanville
T. Christie  Suffocated
Oct. 25    Fire - Barns of James N. Rutledge
Hope Twp.
W.L. Herriman   
Oct. 31  M/- Mackie McFarlane
Hope Twp.
R. Maxwell Exhaustion brought on by sickness
Oct. 31 M/- Harvey William Bowler
Port Hope
Arthur George Aldrick  Injuries while on or near a train
Dec. 10 M/22 Wallace Jones A.E. Fife Fell from a freight car and run over by the train

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