Death Notices in New York Times





William Miller, in New York City, on Monday, September 10, 1860, native of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 41st year of age.

July 1, 1863

Peter Brown, In Toronto, Upper Canada, on Tuesday, June 30, 1863 native of Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 79 years

February 9, 1870

Robert Rait, formerly of 261 Broadway, died at Ramsgate, England, native of Edinburgh, Scotland, died from effects of a fall. In 1833 set up in NYC a manufactory of jewelry. Retired in 1866.

August 25, 1870

Thomas Watson Finlay, by suicide at Halifax, N.S., native of Edinburgh, Scotland. Onetime editor of Berwick Advertiser, Falkirk Herald, Guardian.

October 22, 1880

Rev. Robert E. Hill, a retired Presbyterian clergyman of the Scottish Church. Died suddenly at his residence at Hopeville, N.J. He was 73 years of age and born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Heart disease to be considered as cause of death.

February 14, 1885

William A. Gellatly, died of Pneumonia, in Llewelan Park, Orange, N.J. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland he was 54 years of age. Emigrated to Illinois at age 4.

February 22, 1887

General James Loraine Geddes, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827. Went to Canada at age 10. In 1857 settled in Boston County, Iowa. Died of lung complications at Ames Iowa, February 21, 1887

June 23, 1887

Robert Elder, For 43 years the organist of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, from cerebral apoplexy. Born in Edinburgh in 1825 came to New York as a boy with his father, a shipbuilder. Blind since the age of 10 due to an accident. Married to Lucy Richards and they had two children.

September 13, 1890

William Brockie, shipping and commission merchant. One of Philadelphia’s best known businessmen. Of apoplexy. Born Edinburgh, Scotland on December 23, 1834 and went to Phialdelphia in 1865.

September 27, 1890

William Paton, of NYC, died Thursday in Philadelphia. Since 1882 an invalid. Born in Edinburgh in 1818. Descended from Covenanters on both sides of family. Emigrated at age 14. Leaves a wife and three children, William Agnew Paton, Dr. Seward Paton, and David Paton, a lawyer in NYC.

May 14, 1891

William Hepburn, a well known artist in Brooklyn. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1817, came to America in 1847.

October 27, 1893

Peter Notman, died yesterday at home on Brooklyn Heights. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 14, 1820. Came to America with elder brother, John, a prominent architect. A widow, five sons and two daughters and a number of grandchildren survive him.