Somber Sunday, or, ahem, Sombre Sunday, a day to post obituaries or sad stories, is the idea of Brenda Kay Wolfgram Moore who writes at Day-ly Genealogy Blogposts: www.hte46.blogspot.com
I will be posting deaths from British Columbia, Canada.
Those for today were from Vancouver Island and New Westminster, BC as published in The British Colonist newspaper, Victoria, BC, 8 March, 1888.
DEATHS, p. 4
KINGSFORD, At St. Joseph’s Hospital, on the 5th inst., George M. Kingsford, aged 28 years, a native of Halifax, N.S. [mention of funeral]
[ADVERTISEMENT], p. 1
Members of Victoria-Columbia Lodge, No. 1 of the A.F. & A.M. are hereby notified to attend the funeral of our late Bro. George Moore Kingsford, of St. Andrew Lodge, Halifax, N.S., from the Masonic Temple,
On Thursday, (To-Day) at 3:30 pm
Members of Vancouver-Quadra Lodge, No. 2 and sojouring brethren in good standing, are cordially invited to attend.
By order of W.M.
R.B.Esnouf, Secretary mar 8
A PIONEER GONE, p. 4
Mr. James PRICE, a native of Belfast, Ireland, died last evening at the Royal Hospital, aged 72 years. He was an old pioneer of the province.
LOCAL BRIEFS, p. 4
John HANNIGAN, a prisoner at the penitentiary, New Westminster, died on Monday morning last.
LEGAL NOTICES, p. 2
There were also legal notices about 2 estates.
George MILLS, late of Saanich; executrix Mrs. Margaret Ann Mills
Patrick MURPHY, late of Comox; Very Reverend J.J. Jonckau, executor
Recent deaths from elsewhere in Canada and the United States are reported, for instance the death of “Louise A. Allcott, the well-known authoress” p. 4
From The British Colonist, Online Edition, 1858-1910
You can search the British Columbia, Canada Vital Events genealogy indexes on-line. Deaths - 1872-1988: www.bcarchives.bc.ca
The British Columbia Genealogical Society will look up copies of British Columbia birth, marriage and death registrations, obituaries, and much more for a nominal fee. See www.bcgs.ca or e-mail: email@example.com
More cemetery transcripts on the way - Looks like the Queensville Cemetery transcript will be ready for publication this month. I think the only thing I have left to do is one of the layout map...
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