Trent University Archives
United Counties of Northumberland and Durham Court Records fonds

These court records were removed from the Court House in Cobourg, Ontario by the late Judge Harry Deyman and placed in the Trent University Archives for preservation. They were processed with the assistance of a grant from the Strategic Grants Committee, Canadian Research Tools Division of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

This fonds was donated by Judge Harry Deyman.
Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

Acknowledgement
This important group of papers was organized and processed courtesy of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Bernadine Dodge, University Archivist (1984)

This is the finding aid for the UCND: Court Records - Inquests for Port Hope/Hope Township only (260 entries). For other Northumberland-Durham inquests, further aids for the vital statistics and/or the assessments and collectors' rolls, please go to www.trentu.ca/library/archives/

List of inquests generated from the database follows: Report gives name, address, age, sex, date of inquest, and cause of death (COD). In some instances, a note has been added that gives additional information. Items in brackets were taken from other sources, such as the cemetery database (CemSearch), Ancestry.ca, and newspaper items.


Name Address Age Sex Date COD Notes
Clancy, MichaelPort Hopen/aMJan. 10, 1832StrangulationClerk of Mark Burnham.
Robertson, RichardsonPort Hopen/aMFeb. 6, 1845Natural causes.
Martin, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMFeb. 28, 1845Accidental. Cutting a tree which fell on him.
Hall, AnthonyHope Twp.n/aMMar. 6, 1845Accidental. Cutting a tree which fell on him.
Mitchell (female)Hope Twp.infantFJune 13, 1845A fit from a disordered bowel.Daughter of Betty Mitchell.
Wilson, James A.Hope Twp.n/aMSep. 15, 1845Accidental drowning.
Rider (female)Hope Twp.InfantFOct. 19, 1845Natural causes.Daughter of Sophia Rider.
Wilson, Mary AnnePort Hopen/aFOct. 30, 1845Natural causes.
Hughes, JamesHope Twp.n/aMFeb. 25, 1846Died of wounds/frozen to death.
Gray, MaryHope Twp.n/aFMar. 17, 1846Visitation of God.
Morighan, MaryHope Twp.n/aFMar. 19, 1846Visitation of God, old and sick.
Little, JohnHope Twp.3MApr. 6, 1846Suffocated and drowned in a well.
Howes, DavidHope Twp.n/aMAug. 21, 1846Fell from Port Hope wharf into Lake Ontario. Suffocated and drowned.
Sprowls/Sprowde, Olivern/an/aMOct. 24, 1846Drowned in Lake Ontario. Hope Twp.Note on his shirt "Oliver Sprowls or Sprowde" Hope Twp.
Johnson, William(?)Hope Twp.n/aMJuly 11, 1847Supposed to be the body of Wm. Johnston died of natural causes - small pox.
Campbell, EllenHope Twp.n/aFAug. 20, 1847Natural causes - a dysentry.
Gibbs, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMAug. 21, 1847Drowned, accidental.
Robbins, WilliamPort Hopen/aMAug. 30, 1847Natural causes - a dysentry.
Morris, Stew/DrewHope Twp.n/aMSep. 11, 1847Fell in well situated on the property of James Clarke, Hope Twp.
Brown, CharlesHope Twp.n/aMSep. 25, 1847Natural causes.
Walsh, Mary AnnePort HopeChildFOct. 6, 1847Drowned.
Elsey, Mary AnneHope Twp.n/aFOct. 10, 1847Found drowned in Smith's Creek near Samuel J. Power's sawmill.
Boot, KeithPort Hopen/aMApr. 8, 1848Suicide by poisoning.
McKee, JohnPort Hopen/aMJan. 24, 1849Exposure to cold while intoxicated near John Reynolds' Hotel. Alcohol related.
Kennedy, JohnHope Twp. at James Pottin'sn/aMFeb. 11, 1849Visitation of God.
Moughan, MaryHope T wp.n/aFMar. 5, 1849Died of bruises and wounds.
Wright, MaryCon. 6, Hope Twp.n/aFApr. 27, 1849 n/a.
Hill, JamesHope Twp.n/aMJuly 11, 1849Side of the barn fell on him during a barn raising. Accidental.
McFeter [McFeterich?], William HenryHope Twp.InfantMJuly 19, 1849Infant boy run over by a wagon driven by a 12 yr old boy at Burton's Mill, 1 mile north of Port Hope.
McGill, Johnn/an/aMOct. 6, 1849Found drowned on the beach at Port Hope.
Jordan, LewesaHope Twp.ChildFOct. 13, 1849Burned to Death - playing with matches. Accidental.
Adams, Williamn/an/aMNov. 30, 1849Drowned in Lake Ontario at Port Hope.
Brock, SamuelBedford's Mill. Hope Twp. at the home of his father, Thomas Brock.n/aMMay 2, 1850Drowned, suffocation, accidental, by misfortune.
Reilly, ThomasPort Hope, Hope Twp.n/aMOct. 15, 1850Accidental - fell out of wagon, wagon passed over his bowels causing death.Driven by Joseph Reilly, 7th Conc. Cavan Twp. Oct. 13 at Port Hope, Walton Street.
Flemming, MaryPort HopeNearly 4FNov. 11, 1850Burned by her clothes catching on fire, died almost instantly.
Roper, Anne JanePort HopeInfantFAug. 31, 1851Overdose of laudinum incautiously given - accident. Poisoning.
Smart, JosephPort Hopen/aMDec. 25, 1851Excessive drinking and through its effects, he died. Alcohol related.
Bruse, DavidPort Hopen/aMApr. 9, 1852A fit caused by ardent drinking. Alcohol related.
Harris, WilliamPort Hopen/aMAug. 28, 1852Esther Greenlee fell on his chest and abdomen causing his death due to a weakened condition of the lungs (fluid buildup).
Davis, MathewPort Hopen/aMAug. 3, 1852Excessive drinking and confinement in the lock-up room (gaol) with no provision for lighting and ventilation did die Aug. 3. Alcohol related.
Hullighan, JamesPort Hopen/aMMay 30, 1853Natural causes.
Jamison, JosephHope Twp.n/aMDec. 27, 1853Intoxication and exposure to cold. Fell from horse on Lake Shore Road Francis Little's Tavern.Alcohol Related.
Jamison, JosephPort Hopen/aMJan. 13, 1854Intoxication - fell from horse, died instantly. Alcohol Related.
Conway, DavidPort Hopen/aMFeb. 27, 1854Intoxication, Fell off sleigh near 1st toll gate on Peterborough and Port Hope. Alcohol Related.
Nixon, JanePort Hopen/aFApr. 22, 1854Excessive intoxication - died in a lock-up (gaol) for public nuisance. Alcohol Related.
Wells, WilliamPort Hopen/aMMay 5, 1854Cut his throat with a razor while labouring under mental derangement. Suicide.
Lavery, ThomasPort Hopen/aMJune 17, 1854Drowned.Note Deposition Dr. George Perks post mortem at Gilmour's Pond.
Nixon, CharlesPort Hopen/aMNov. 15, 1854Excessive indulgence.
Melbourne, JuliaPort Hopen/aFDec. 20, 1854Drowned. Caused by a temporary fit of insanity. Suicide.Information of witnesses - stitch marks on throat from 6 yrs before when she tried to commit suicide.
Dowling, ThomasHope Twp.n/aMJan. 5, 1855Intoxicated and fell from his wagon and died instantly. Alcohol related.
Hobbs, JohnPort Hope15MApr. 3, 1855Drowned in mill pond.
Gernett, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMJuly 20, 1855Intoxicated - Hit by a wagon. Alcohol related.
Skitch, JohnPort Hope8 yrsMAug. 18, 1855Died while cleaning a well.Son of William Skitch.
Lennard, WilliamPort Hopen/aMOct. 18, 1855In a natural way, old and sick.
Taylor, ?Port Hope14MNov. 18, 1855Unknown, found floating in the harbour.
English, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMJan. 30, 1856Labour on Port Hope and Lindsay Rail Road. Bank gave way while working on roadbed.
O'Brine [O'Brien], LucusPort Hope[50]MMar. 12, 1856Visitation of God.
Moore, FrederickPort Hopen/aMMay 21, 1856Suffocated and drowned on Bearnish's mill pond.Son of the widow Moore.
Moore, EdwardPort Hopen/aMMay 21, 1856Suffocated and drowned on Bearnish's mill pond.Son of the widow Moore.
Dixon, WilliamPort Hopen/aMJuly 4, 1856Suffocated and drowned in harbour.
Gowan [Gowans?], Michael W.Port Hopen/aMJuly 9, 1856Found dead in woods near Grand Trunk Rail Road Depot.
Watson, Phelix - alias Philip WardPort Hopen/aMAug. 31, 1856Lunatic - threw himself off wharf and drowned in harbour.
McDonald, MichaelPort Hopen/aMSep. 9, 1856Run over by train 1/2 mile west of Port Hope.
Harris, SamuelHope Twp.n/aMSep. 17, 1856Died while chopping wood, tree fell on him.
Trouse, WilliamPort Hopen/aM1857Found drowned in the new harbour at Port Hope.
Argue, WilliamPort Hopen/aMApr. 1, 1857Fell under the railroad cars.
Mulligan, ThomasPort Hope[8]MMay 9, 1857Found drowned in North Grand Trunk Rail Road Quarry.
Devenah, John ThomasPort Hopen/aMMay 23, 1857Accidental, Drowned in Beamish's mill pond.
Best, DavidHope Twp.n/aMJuly 3, 1857Burnt to death in his home by his own hand. Alcohol related.
Heron, JohnPort Hopen/aMJuly 14, 1857Found drowned in Lake Ontario.
O'Townsley, HiramHope Twp.n/aMSep. 8, 1857Fell from the cap of the flume of the mill race upon the slab.
Campbell, RobertPort Hopen/aMDec. 4, 1857Drowned with Stephen Pock while trying to rescue the captain and crew of Schooner Niagara of Oshawa.
Pock, StephenPort Hopen/aMDec. 4, 1857Drowned with Robert Campbell while trying to rescue the captain and crew of Schooner Niagara of Oshawa.
Hutchings, GeorgePort Hopen/aMMar. 20, 1858While trying to fix a chain to stop logs, hit by a chunk of ice into water and carried away.
McGimsie, JohnPort Hopen/aMDec. 13, 1858Suffocated and drowned in Lake Ontario.
Carruthers, EllenHope Twp.n/aFFeb. 27, 1859Deranged state of mind, mixed and took poison. Suicide.
Manning, Mary AnnPort Hopen/aFJuly 25, 1859Fire.
Allen, William HenryPort Hope5MAug. 17, 1859Suffocated and drowned in mill pond.
Stead, JamesHope Twp.n/aMMar. 11, 1860Fell through hole in barn floor. Alcohol related.
Riches, Williamn/aChildMAug. 29, 1860Strangled at the farm of Edward Riches.
White, ThomasPort HopeChildMJune 17, 1861While trying to board a schooner in the harbour, fell off and drowned.
Donahue, Patrick Jr.Port Hopen/aMAug. 26, 1861Run over by the Port Hope Lindsay train near Molson's Mills.
Cransby, John PrestonPort Hopen/aMApr. 7, 1862While intoxicated he threw himself into the harbour and drowned. Alcohol related.
Smith, ThomasHope Twp.[14]MJuly 8, 1862Epilepsy or falling sickness caused his death while chopping wood.
Allen, JamesHope Twp.[71]MSep. 24, 1862Suicide. Being a lunatic, cut his own throat.
Wade, ThomasHope Twp.n/aMOct. 13, 1862Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.
Hays, DanielPort Hopen/aMMar. 14, 1863Accidentally while coupling cars. Railroad accident.
SusettePort Hopen/aFJuly 14, 1863Poor quality of blood.Italian servant of Dr. Dewar of Port Hope.
McMahon, JohnPort Hopen/aMSep. 12, 1863Accidental drowning; fell off railway bridge at Beamish's Mill.
Corby, ThomasPort Hopen/aMSep. 17, 1863Rail Road accident while coupling cars of the Port Hope and Peterborough Rail Road.
Gladman, GeorgePort Hope[63]MSep. 24, 1863Run over by Grand Trunk Rail Road. Accidental.
McCreary, JamesPort Hopen/aMSep. 28, 1863Accidental; fly-wheel fell on him in drill shed.
Howard, PatrickHope Twp.n/aMSep. 29, 1863Excessive drinking.
Redman, ThomasPort Hope[21]MNov. 3, 1863Drowned."Redmond" in cemetery records.
Ellis, JamesPort Hopen/aMFeb. 1, 1864Railroad accident. Fell between cars of train.
Hogan, JamesHope Twp.n/aMApr. 2, 1864Accidentally burned to death in his shanty.
Findlay, WalterPort Hopen/aMMay 31, 1864Accidentally drowned in harbour while intoxicated.
Abraham, RobertPort Hopen/aMAug. 17, 1864Accidental drowning in harbour.
Wright, James AlexanderPort Hopen/aMNov. 5, 1864Accidentally killed while coupling cars for railroad.
Gosling, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMNov. 23, 1864Visitation of God.
Jenkins, Henry JamesHope Twp.2MNov. 26, 1864Accidentally drowned in a cistern.
Howe, AnnePort HopeInfantFJan. 16, 1865Suffocated while sleeping.
Summerville, JanePort Hope[44]FFeb. 6, 1865Accidentally falling from rail road platform while train in motion.W/o Thomas Sommerville (d1879) in cemetery records.
Evans, EdwardPort Hopen/aMMay 3, 1865Intemperance.
Fishly (female)Hope Twp.n/aFAug. 19, 1865Lack of Nourishment.Note Prudence Fishly's illegitimate daughter."Fishley" in cemetery records.
Fishley, PrudenceHope Twp.[24]FSep. 26, 1865Died Aug. 28, suddenly by the fits to which she was subjected but accelerated by the death of her illegitimate offspring.
Crawley, GeorgeHope Twp.n/aMOct.11, 1865Fell down the stairs in his house.
Irwin, GeorgeHope Twp.n/aMNov. 16, 1865While chopping wood a tree fell on him.
Rogers, JosiahPort Hopen/aMNov. 28, 1865Died of injuries received while trying to jump on the fender of the locomotive.
Sleeth, JamesHope Twp.[53]MApr. 25, 1866Softening of the brain due to excessive drinking and tobacco hastened by exhaustion.
McMullen, WilliamPort Hopen/aMAug. 23, 1866From a fall.
Chartrain, Eliza JaneHope Twp.[16]FAug. 31, 1866Inflamation of the liver and intestines in an effort to abort.
Rattle, J.M.Port Hopen/an/aSep. 4, 1866Drowned in harbour.
Clarke, DavidPort Hopen/aMOct. 1, 1866Fell from train he was working on.
Beatson, EllenPort Hopen/aFNov. 5, 1866Mental excitment and exertion while pregnant.Near confinement single woman.
Laven, JohannahPort Hopen/aFNov. 30, 1866Drowned.
Manning, JohnPort Hopen/aMJan. 2, 1866Fell into harbour while intoxicated. Alcohol related.
Heenan, ElizaPort Hopen/aFApr. 2, 1867Intemperance and exposure. Alcohol related.
Philps, JohnPort Hope[4]MMay 15, 1867Drowned in the harbour.
O'ConnersPort Hopen/aMJune 10, 1867Drowned.
Bassett, JamesPort Hope[12]MJuly, 1867Drowned in Lake Ontario.
Higgins, ThomasHope Twp.[37]MJuly 3, 1867Run over by a train.
Beatty, JohnHope Twp.n/aMJuly 7, 1867At Elizabethville took essence of colchicum and brandy. Alcohol related.
Henesay [Hennessy or Hennessey?], JamesPort Hopen/aMJuly 12, 1867Run over by train.
Coffin, RichardPort Hopen/aMJuly 20, 1867Run over by the Victoria Fire engine.
Brokenshire [Brockenshire?], Henrietta F.Hope Twp.n/aFAug. 8, 1867Natural causes.Beaten by husband.
Trainer[Traynor?], RobertPort HopechildMAug. 19, 1867Lack of care.
Murphy, SamuelPort Hopen/aMSep. 9, 1867Run over by two railroad cars.
Best, RobertHope Twp.n/aMSep. 18, 1867Excessive quantity of alcohol, subsequent exposure and want of care. Alcohol related.Inquest transcription is online.
Cunningham, WilliamHope Twp.[31]MOct. 28, 1867Drowned while intoxicated. Alcohol related.
Thorndyke, ElizabethHope Twp.[16]FApr. 1, 1868Natural causes brought on by exposure to cold.
Morrow, ArthurPort Hopen/aMJune 2, 1868Drowned while moving timber at Beamish mill pond.
Davis alias BrownPort Hopen/aMJuly 14,1868 Unknown causes while aboard the steamer "Passport".
Cosgrove, WilliamPort Hopen/aMSept. 12, 1868Drowned while trying to save a a small boy.
Brooks, SarahHope Twp.n/aFOct. 15, 1868Accidentally burned to death while intoxicated. Alcohol related.
Cribbin, MichaelPort Hopen/aMNov. 13, 1868Run over by a train.
Doyle, AndrewHope Twp.n/aMJan. 1, 1869Intoxication and exposure. Alcohol related.
Fillion, FrancisPort Hopen/aMApr. 19, 1869Drowned in Port Hope harbour.
McCrea, JamesHope Twp.n/aMSept. 6, 1869Rupture of the heart.
Miller, Sarah AnnPort Hopen/aFFeb. 2, 1870Natural causes of confinement.
Jones, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMFeb. 10, 1870Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.
Haskell, WilliamHope Twp.[21]MFeb. 11, 1870Injuries received by blows and kicks.
Coulter, GeorgePort Hopen/aMMar. 22, 1870Ruptured blood vessel of the lungs.
Dean, RobertHope Twp.[77]MMay 19, 1870No death entry.
Oke, HattieHope Twp.[1]FMay 29, 1870Suffocation while choking on a nut.
Walton, CharlesPort Hope[57]MJuly 26, 1870Pulmonary apolpexy.
Parsons Sr., ArthurHope Twp.[74]MAug. 29, 1870Choleric diarrhea.
Quinn, FrederickPort Hopen/aMNov. 26, 1870From injuries received while coupling the cars.
Walpole, WilliamPort Hope65MMay 15, 1871Excessive use of ardent spirits.
Pope, GeorgePort Hopen/aMJune 10, 1871From injuries while coupling rail road cars.
Perks, George M.D.Port Hopen/aMJune 17, 1871From injuries received from his horse.
Ward, PatrickPort Hope4MJuly 21, 1871Drowned in the creek leading to the harbour.
Wilson, RobertPort Hope[46]MAug. 1, 1871Excessive use of liquor.
Philps, JosephPort Hope[6]MAug. 8, 1871Drowned in Port Hope harbour.
Mitchell, KennethHope Twp.n/aMNov. 19, 1871Visitation of God - Held at the home of Roderick Mitchell.
McCullough, EstherPort Hopen/aFJan. 22, 1872Accidental overdose of opium.
Wright, SamuelHope Twp.[34]MMar. 18, 1872Overdose of poison called Laudenum or timeline of opium.
Henry, AndrewHope Twp.n/aMMay 13, 1872Apoplectic fit.
Young, WilliamHope Twp.[31]MMay 16, 1872An attack of ague and complications.
Telesford Dion JohnePort Hopen/aMJune 6, 1872Excessive Drinking. Alcohol related.Note Unknown stranger.
McLeod, NormanPort Hopen/aMJuly 20, 1872Run over by a train.
Stewart, WilliamHope Twp.n/aMAug. 10, 1872Exhaustion by the intense heat and old .
Morin, MichaelPort Hopen/aMSep. 3, 1872Accidentally drowned in Beamish's mill pond.
Burrett, JohnHope Twp.n/aMSep. 14, 1872Effects of old age and exposure.
Adams, JohnPort Hopen/aMMay 3, 1873Drowned in Lake Ontario while under the influence of liquor. Alcohol related.
McNaughton, JohnPort Hopen/aMOct. 18, 1873Drowned while intoxicated. Alcohol related.
Mavers, JamesPort Hopen/aMNov. 22, 1873While doing his duty as a brakeman.
Crawford, DavidPort Hope[49]MFeb. 14, 1874Natural causes.
McNall, Electa AnnPort Hope[38]FSep. 3, 1874Knocked down and run over by a team of horses.
Carmichael, JamesPort Hopen/aMNov. 26, 1874Through a ruptured bladder caused by direct personal violence.
Ward Jr., George CharlesPort Hopen/aMApr. 26, 1875Found drowned in the harbour.
Maybank, ThomasPort Hope[20]MJuly 24, 1875Drowned in the harbour.
Truscott, Lewis JohnPort Hope[24]MAug. 6, 1875Fell from moving train.
Burk, ThomasHope Twp.[60]MOct. 6, 1875Natural causes.
Mimms, JohnPort Hope[25]MOct. 30, 1875Train collision.
McDermott, AndrewPort Hope[37]MDec. 13, 1875Exhaustion after loading the wood car of the Midland Rail Road.
Clark, FrankPort Hope15MMay 25, 1876Drowned in Lake Ontario.
Brockinshire, RichardHope Twp.n/aMJuly 8, 1876Heart disease.
Tarry, JohannahPort Hopen/aFJuly 30, 1867Uterine hemorrhage.
Kennedy, JamesHope Twp.n/aMJan. 11, 1877Excessive drinking. Alcohol related.
Cavanagh, ThomasPort Hope[21]MMar. 20, 1877Injuries while performing his duty on the train.
McCaffry, JohnPort Hopen/aMJune 18, 1877Taking Paris Green.
Armstrong, EdwardPort Hopen/aMJuly 11, 1877Drowned in harbour.
Gifford, EllenHope Twp.[29]FSep. 12, 1877Hit by a train.
Poulter, Sarah J.Port Hopen/aFSept. 22, 1877Run over by a train.
Clinch, Thomas B.Port Hopen/aMDec. 13, 1877Fell through the viaduct of the Grand Trunk Rail Road.
Higgings, WilliamPort Hopen/aMFeb. 25, 1878Strangulation from vomit.
Gibson, JohnPort Hope[54]MMay 24, 1878Suffocation from choking.
O'Brien, RobertPort Hope[18]MJuly 5, 1878Drowned.
Swain, RobertPort Hope[32]MAug. 7, 1878Run over by Midland train.
Sidey, JohnHope Twp.[35]MSep. 3, 1878Run over by train.
Massey, JamesPort Hopen/aMFeb. 5, 1879Accidental.
Hill, RobertPort Hopen/aMApr. 21, 1879Found drowned in the new harbour.
Sharp, WilliamPort Hope[17]MOct. 1, 1879Accidental discharge of gun.
McFarlane, MackieHope Twp.n/aMOct. 31, 1879Exhaustion brought on by sickness.
Bowler, HarveyWilliam Port Hopen/aMOct. 31, 1879Injured while on or near a train.
Smith, ?Port HopeInfantMApr. 5, 1880Newborn of Miss Smith (stillborn).
McElroy, JamesHope Twp.[80]MApr. 10, 1882Run over by train.
Thompson, AlexanderPort Hope[65]MJune 30, 1882No death entry.
n/aPort Hopen/aFJuly 29, 1884Run over by train.Unknown woman. Possibly Minnie Victoria Dawson,age 22, d/o Richard.
Wing, JamesHope Twp.n/aMMay 3, 1893Natural causes of heart disease.
McCabe, Jamesn/a[39]MOct. 11, 1893Gun shot wound by unknown person.An escaped prisoner from Kingston Penitentiary, shot by Constable William Rankin.
Seaman, HarveyPort Hopen/aMJuly 2, 1893Gun shot wound by another person.
Bradshaw, LewisPort Hopen/aMOct. 3, 1894Collision of trains.
Long, Robert WalterPort Hope[38]MSep. 24, 1896Apoplexy.
Oke, HowardHope Twp.n/aMDec. 10, 1896Killed by falling tree.
Booth, JuliaPort Hope[76]FFeb. 3, 1897Burst a blood vessel.
Haight, Milo[Rochester, NY][59]MOct. 17, 1898[Sailor] Found drowned in Port Hope harbour.
Davidson, AndrewHope Twp.[70]MApr. 22, 1898Struck by train.
Gordon, AnnieHope Twp.[13]MJuly 21, 1898Drowned in Kinsman's Mill Pond.
Gruinson, JamesHope Twp.n/aMOct. 24, 1898Natural causes.
Dodds, Mrs. [Florence][55]n/aFJuly 1, 1899Fell down the stairs and the coal lamp broke causing a fire and she burned to death. Port Hope.
Graham, Robert (Mrs.) [Mary]Hope Twp.[17]FAug. 8, 1899Oil of cedar poisoning.
Hughes, MichaelPort Hopen/aMJan. 21, 1901Run over by a GTR engine.
Milne, JamesPort Hope[70]MNov. 17, 1901Heat exhaustion at his residence.
Malone, MaryPort Hope[75]FDec. 19, 1901Natural causes.
Douglass, WilliamPort Hope[66]MMar. 12, 1902Drowned when he fell off a platform at Barrett's Dam near Ontario Street.
Woods, JohnPort Hope[75]MMar. 24, 1902Heart disease.
Chanso, Francescon/an/aMJune 14, 1902Italian rail worker, crushed under a moving train while trying to board it after being forbidden to do so.
McNaughton, Joseph W.Peterborough[7]MJuly 17, 1902Died at William Goheen's Hope Township farm, of tubercular disease of the lungs causing syncope of the heart.
Wannamaker, Jamesn/a20-22[27]MOct. 18, 1902Injuries received from a blow from a passing train 2 miles west of Port Hope.
Long, Harold LesliePort Hope[7]MOct. 26, 1902Diphtheria.
Ferguson, GeorgePort Hope[82]MNov. 21, 1902Chronic alcoholism.
Walker, Davidn/a[77]MSep. 27, 1903Cancer of the brain.Note Dropped dead on the road near John Wright's farm, Hope Township.
Bradley, JohnToronto[65]MNov. 25, 1903Heart disease.Found dead in Room 7, Queen's Hotel, Port Hope.
Archer, JohnPort Hope[84]MMar. 21, 1904Natural causes.
Ashley, William CharlesPort Hope[56]MJuly 28, 1904Hit by a GTR train.
Smith, Josephn/a[30]MAug. 22, 1904Fell from a GTR train due to his own negligence and misconduct.
Watson, JohnVillage of East Toronto[37]MSep. 16, 1905Struck by a GTR train west of Port Hope while intoxicated.
Ferguson, RobertPort Hope[40]MJan. 26, 1907Exposure to severe cold while intoxicated.
McMullen, JamesCampbellcroft75MFeb. 12, 1907Found at home dead of cold and exposure.Brother of Catherine.
McMullen, CatherineCampbellcroft[70]FFeb. 12, 1907Found at home dead of cold and exposure.Sister of James.
Jamieson, LouisePort Hope[20]FApr. 9, 1907Suicide by drowning at Port Hope harbour."...after her lover, who had seduced her, had left, immediately before she threw herself into the lake, on a voyage to Oswego."
Singer, Johnn/a[23]MJune 24, 1907Brakeman killed by shunting cars at the Port Hope GTR station.
Baxter, JamesPort Hope[64]MJune 24, 1907Suicide by carbolic acid.
Wright, Harry B.Toronto[20]MJune 24, 1907CPR telegraph lineman, electrocuted by a live wire with worn insulation.
Halford, Richard Delbertn/a9MAug. 03, 1907Fall from a wagon.Note Wagon owned by butcher Orison Keeler and driven by 10-year-old Norman Anderson.The horse bolted when frightened by an automobile driven by H.H. King.
Wallace, WilliamToronton/aMJune 26, 1908Suicide. Poisoning by carbolic acid.Found in a shed of the Queen's Hotel.
Neville, Henryn/an/aMSep. 18, 1908Fracture of the skull when struck by a GTR engine.
Spry, Cecelia [nee Greenaway]n/a[85]FNov. 13, 1908Natural causes, probably of cardiac syncope.
Phillips, Eddy LouisPort Hope6 weeksMDec. 20, 1908cold developed into capillary bronchitis.
Paeden, [Winnifred I.]Port Hope[2 days]FDec. 6, 1909Convulsions. Found buried in a yard. Illegitimate daughter of Miss Florence Irene Paeden.
Ennis, Lena E.Elgin Street, Port Hope[11]FJan. 16, 1910Convulsions from uremic poisoning caused by exposure after scarlet fever.Daughter of Albert.
Benson, FrankPort Hope[48]MMay 14, 1910Found dead of heart disease in bed at Howard's Hotel, following two or more weeks of excessive intoxication.
Taipale, Emiln/a27MDec. 6, 1910Suicide by hanging on the James O'Hara farm, Springville.A foreigner, perhaps Russian.
Fishleigh, JohnPort Hope[60]MJan. 6, 1911Accidentally drowned in the Port Hope harbour while intoxicated.
Nash, Maryn/aF[09 Jan] 1911Excessive use of intoxicating liquors and exposure to cold.
Hornby, George H.Port Hope[17]MMay 27, 1911Accidental drowning.
Mercer, WilliamPort Hope[50]MJuly 11, 1911Injuries sustained during the explosion of a retort at the Port Hope Sanitary Factory.
McMahon, WilfredPort Hope[12]MAug. 2, 1911Drowned while bathing.
Darling, Albertn/a[44]MNov. 10, 1911Accidental drowning in the File Factory pond.GTR section man.
Prouse, CharlesPort Hope[51]MJan. 17, 1912Pneumonia.
Sisson (male)Port HopeStillbornMFeb. 9, 1912Stillborn.Son of Rachel & John Sisson. Found in a shed owned by Alice & Thomas Lawrence on Apr. 27, 1912. Placed there by father, unbeknownst to his mother, who thought he should be buried in the garden.
Little, MyrtlePort Hope[21]FMar. 19 or 20, 1912Accidental drowning in the Ganaraska River.
Shaw, W[illiam] G[eorge]Mimico[30]MApr. 12, 1912Fireman involved in a train collision at Port Hope.
Currie, Frank D.n/a[25]MApr. 22, 1912Employee of the Midland Construction Company, killed by a falling electric light pole with a rotted base.
Spotton, HenryPort Hope[43]MAug. 11, 1912Excessive use of alcohol.
Phillips, FredrickWesleyvillen/aMSep. 30, 1912Injuries sustained as a result of being thrown into a large circular saw while trying to cross a log at Elijah Barrowclough's sawmill.
Ramson, EarnestPort Hope[35]MOct. 15, 1912Injuries sustained when caught in machinery at the Standard Ideal Company.
Tuer, ThomasPort Hope[41]MNov. 5, 1912Contact with a live wire belonging to the Port Hope Electric Light Company.
Gorman, JosephPort Hope[45]MJan. 6, 1913Perforation of the walls of the stomach - excessive use of alcohol.
Curtis, Susannah [nee Saisbury]Port Hope[48]FJan. 30, 1913Drowned in a state of an unsound mind - suicide.
Bowen, EmelinePort Hopen/aFJun. 16, 1913Fell into a cistern and drowned, cause of fall was epileptic seizure.
Mousell, JanePort Hopen/aFSep. 10, 1913Natural causes.
Andriola, AntonioPort Hope25MNov. 26, 1913Railway construction work; was run over by a train.
Black, DonaldPort Hope35MMay 28, 1914Fell off Grand Trunk train while trying to steal a ride.
Rowe, JessiePort Hope/Cobourg - House of Refuge75FJun. 20, 1914Natural causes.
Brother, HelenaPort Hopen/aFJun. 23, 1914Illegitimate child (one of twins) of Ameka Brother, malnourished.
Kennedy, MaryPort Hope[53]FJul. 27, 1914Suicidal drowning [in a cistern].
Brother, Mary W.Port Hopen/aFAug. 6, 1914Underdeveloped and malnourished; one of twins (see Helena Brother above).
Herring, Cecil RoyPort Hope[24]MSep. 21, 1914Epileptic convulsions.
Johnston, RobertPort Hope[80]MOct. 25, 1914Natural causes.
McMahon, RobertPort Hopen/aMNov. 23, 1914Run over by a Grand Trunk train.

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