Contributed by Susan
Description: Recent Deaths: Stuart, Bigelow, Brewer, Chipman, Whitman, Lawrie, Lillibridge, CameronDate: November 15 1876
Newspaper published in: Boston, MA
Recent Deaths: Stuart, Bigelow, Brewer, Chipman, Whitman, Lawrie, Lillibridge, Cameron
Sir John Stuart, Knight of the Bath and ex-vice chancellor, died in London, November 1. He was the second son of Mr. Donald Stuart of the county of Argyll, and was born in the year 1793. He was educated at the high school and University of Edinburgh, and afterward studied for the English bar. In 1819, he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, and reported in conjunction with Mr. Simons in the court of Vice Chancellor Sir John Leach. Two volumes, including the reports of five years, were published which are still regarded as models of conciseness as well as of good law. The silk gown was conferred upon him in 1829 and a year afterward he became one of the benchers of Lincoln's Inn. In 1846, Mr. Gladstone resigned the representation of Newark, and Stuart, who was a conservative, succeeded him. At the general election of 1870, he was returned for Bury St. Edmunds, but his labors were soon transferred to the court of chancery. He was a vice chancellor from 1851 till March 1871, when he was sworn in as privy councilor.
Mrs. Bigelow, wife of Henry N. Bigelow, Esq., agent of the Bigelow Carpet Company of Clinton, was fatally injured Monday afternoon. She was out riding when the horses became frightened and she jumped from the carriage and received injuries which caused death in about an hour. Mr. Bigelow is absent in Europe on business for the company.
Mr. Selden Brewer of East Hartford died on Sunday, aged sixty-five, from the effects of a cold contracted during a visit to the Centennial. He represented the town in the legislature in 1860 and for several years was one of the selectmen, and was a staunch republican. He was a member of the Congregational Church and active in good work.
Silas Chipman of Hartford died yesterday morning at the age of sixty-one, in consequence of pneumonia, induced by a cold taken while at the Centennial. He was a prominent business man and has been for 40 years a leading member of the Baptist Church.
William Whitman of Farmington, Connecticut, formerly widely known as the keeper of the of Farmington Hotel, died on Sunday at the age of ninety-four years and four months.
Walter H. Lawrie, the present judge of Crawford County, PA died suddenly in Meadville, yesterday morning, of paralysis.
Benjamin Lillibridge, a well-known citizen of Tolland County, Conn., a member of the lower house of the legislature for three terms and democratic postmaster for ten or twelve years at Moose Meadow, died last week, nearly eighty years old.
The Honorable John Hillyard Cameron of Toronto died at half-past three o'clock yesterday afternoon.