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The New Westminster Mainland Guardian, Death Notices
31 Aug 1870 - May 1875

Donated by an Ardent BC Genealogist
* all spellings as they appear in the paper (I really do know that we no longer spell Chilliwack with an "h")

DEATHS: 1870

New West, Sept 10, of pleurisy, Daniel B. HICKEY, aged 53, a native of Ireland.

Williams Lake, Oct. 24, of bronchitis, Forbes FINLAYSON, aged 44, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland.

DEATHS: 1871

Yale, in March, by suicide, Charles EVANS, agent for Barnard's Express & Stage Lines at Yale.

Burrard Inlet Road, March 26, Dr. A.W.S. BLACK (thrown from his horse into a water-filled ditch).

New West, April 11, Maria Louisa, wife of Stephen henry MASTERS.

Bodies found near Murphy's Island on May 20, 13 months after they were drowned. Identified as Ellis JONES and Thomas REED.

Maple Ridge, May 22, of consumption, Margaret GANON, aged 30, of Vancouver island.

Yale, May 28, Maria Litherland, wife of E. PECK, and daughter of William LITHERLAND of Bolton, Lancashire.

New West, June 13, George WILSON, aged 35, a native of London, England and formerly of Australia (full obituary in the June 17 paper). Interred at St. Mary's in Sapperton.

Clinton, Sept 6, Joseph Lorenzo SMITH, aged 47, of Nova Scotia.

At the farm , North Arm of the Fraser, Sept 22, of inflamation of the heart, Emma Jane, 22, a native of Maine, and wife of Howard DEBECK.

In California, September, of consumption, Charles MOSS, pioneer pilot and steamboat captain on the Fraser River.

New West, Oct 9, of diptheria, Caroline Wilhelmine, aged 2 years & 7 months, only surviving child of Frederick EICKHOFF. Interred at St Mary's in Sapperton.

New West, Oct 31, Capt. John INSLEY, 66 years and 7 months, born near Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, USA

New West, Dec 16, of congestion of the lungs, Capt. J.O. SMITH, aged 53, a native of Wallace, Nova Scotia (full obituary in the Dec 20 paper). Deceased came to B.C. in 1858. Interred at the Masonic Cemetery.

New West, Dec 23, from rupture of the lungs, the result of an accident, James KEARY, 45, a native of Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. Leaves a wife and 3 children. Deceased joined the Royal Engineers in 1848 and came to B.C. in 1858. (Full obituary in the Dec 27 paper).

DEATHS: 1872

New West, April 11, of laryngitis, Joseph MCBRIDE, 41, a native of Loughbrickland, County Down, Ireland, and brother of the Gaol Warden in New Westminster.

New West, May 5, of puerperal pneumonia, Charlotte, 22, wife of J.C. HAYNES, and youngest daughter of the late W. MORESBY. (full obituary in the May 8 paper).

Sapperton, June 2, of inflamation of the lungs, the infant daughter of Phillip JACKMAN, aged 5 months.

As of September 1, 1872, all births, deaths, and marriages were required to be registered: Births within 60 days, Deaths within 30 days after interment, and Marriages within 90 days. Fines for not complying ranged from $5 - $20.

The following few deaths were mentioned in the newspapers of the day, but are not on-line, or if on-line have extra information which might prove helpful to anyone researching them.

DEATHS: 1873

Death: New Westminster, March 23, John Christian DIETER, by suicide following his being robbed and shot, aged about 42, a native of Germany and formerly of Nevada. Deceased was the owner of Dieter's Saloon in New Westminster.

Death: London, England, Nov 12, of typhoid fever, Anthony, eldest son of F.G. CLAUDET.

DEATHS: 1874

Death: New Westminster, Feb 19, Henry KENDRY, a native of England.

Death: New Westminster, March 10, James SMITH, aged 43, a native of Pennsylvania.

Death: New Westminster, April 12, Annie, aged 34, wife of Henry BRUCE. She was a native of Builford, Surrey, England and leaves her husband and 5 children to mourn.

Death: New Westminster, May 3, Wilhelmina Caroline EICKHOFF, nee DOERRIES, aged 32, a native of Wangelstadt, Brunswick, Germany and beloved wife of Frederick Eickhoff.

Death: At Camp 3 (the New West & Hope Waggon Road), August 4, from injuries received from a fallen tree, Thomas WEST, a native of London, England. Interred in the cemetery in Langley.

Death: New Westminster, Oct 2, of liver complaint, Cyrus POINTING, aged 48, a native of Bedford, Gloucestershire, England. Deceased had been at one time a hand on the up-river steamers and was known by the sobriquet of "SHANGHAI CHARLEY".

Death Notice in the Oct 7, 1874 paper: "An old servant of the Hudson Bay Company died recently at Langley; we only know that he was called "PAPA". He came to the Post now known as Derby in 1827, and has been in the same employ ever since. Recently, he lived on a pension allowed him by the Company."

DEATHS: 1875

Death: Langley, January 21, from congestion of the brain, William Henry NEWTON, of the Hudson Bay company, aged 42, son of the late William Newton of Bromley, Kent, England. Deceased came to British Columbia in the service of the HBC in 1851. He married the eldest daughter of J. TOD of Victoria and leaves his wife and 6 children to mourn.
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