Contributed by Susan
Description: Recent Deaths: Neilson, Pelham, Lane, Campbell, Milligan, French, Davis, Malte-BrunDate: May 4 1889
Newspaper published in: Boston, MA
Recent Deaths: Neilson, Pelham, Lane, Campbell, Milligan, French, Davis, Malte-Brun
Dr. William Neilson, who died in Salem yesterday, aged 89 years, had been a resident of Salem for many years, and at one time was City Physician. He was actively interested in the Crombie Street Congregational Church and the Essex Congregational Club, and was one of the attending physicians at the Salem Hospital at the time of his death. Several children survive him, one being Dr. William Neilson of Marblehead.
G. B. Pelham, a prominent architect of New York died suddenly of apoplexy Thursday. He formerly resided in Portland, Me., coming to that city from Ottawa in 1868 and remaining three years. He was born in London, England, in 1831, and at the age of 28 was sent by the English government to plan and superintend the erection of the present government buildings in Ottawa. Mr. Pelham was several years architect of the park development in New York, and then erected the Belvedere in Central Park and also the terrace. He leaves a widow and three children, his son being also an architect.
Rufus Lane, a highly respected citizen of Hingham, died of heart disease on Thursday. He was for many years bookkeeper with Messrs. Brown, Seavey & Co., in Boston. Mr. Lane was born in Hingham, November 19, 1815. A widow and two children survive him.
Lord Walter Campbell, third son of the Duke of Argyll and brother of the Marquis of Lorne, has died of fever in South Africa. He was 41 years of age.
James Milligan, a well-known hardware dealer of Boston for many years died in South Boston Monday at the age of 62.
J. T. French, a respected citizen of Portsmouth, N.H., died yesterday very suddenly. For the past 30 years he had carried on the sash and blind business. He laves a wife and one daughter.
C. H. Davis, a highly respected citizen of Salem died yesterday of heart disease, aged 64 years. He was a painter by trade. He leaves three daughters.
N. V. Adolphe Malte-Brun, a son of the illustrious geographer, is dead. He was himself a geographer of high attainments.