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From: "Bob Carswell" <>
Subject: Re: [MONTREAL] KILLEN, James
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 21:14:39 -0700
Hi Mary McAdam,
You can order birth, marriage and death records in Quebec from the following
Maisonneuve is a district in Montreal. Might be worth going to the City of
Montreal Archives and ask them for the autopsy or Morgue report for this
individual...you never know what would turn up. I suspect the record of the
inquest should be on file. They have pretty good records....and found stuff
for me as far back as the 1840s.
Bob in Toronto
----- Original Message -----
From: mary mcadam <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:01 AM
Subject: [MONTREAL] KILLEN, James
> I am seeking information on my great uncle, James KILLEN b. 1855
> Ontario, d. 1884 Montreal. The following article appeared in the
> Montreal Gazette, Monday, October 20, 1884, p. 3:
> "Dropped Dead.--While a young man named James Killan was walking with a
> lady friend, Miss Burke, in the municipality of Maisonneuve on Saturday
> evening, he all at once dropped to the sidewalk and expired immediately.
> The police were notified and had the body removed to the morgue. A
> friend of the deceased, Mr. James Jackson, notified the coroner
> yesterday morning, and an inquest will be held to-day. The deceased, who
> was 27 years of age, has relatives in Merritton [sic], Ont. Death is
> supposed to have been caused by heart disease."
> The Archives Nationales du Quebec have no record of his death. His body
> was returned to Merritton, Ontario for burial. I have not been able to
> find a death record in Ontario either
> I am not familiar with searching in the Montreal area.. Is Maisonneuve
> a separate location? Perhaps I wrote to the wrong place for his death
> I am open to all suggestions as to where I should search next. Is there
> an address I can write to see if there are any records of an inquest or
> a coroner's report?
> James was employed by the Hudson Cotton Factory in Montreal at the time
> of his death.
> Help anyone?
> Mary McAdam
> Michigan USA
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