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 ELEVENTH   ANNUAL   EEPORT
OP  THE
REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS k MARRIAGES
IX   THE   PROVINCE   OF
BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
ABSTRACTS   OF  1883. -
VICTORIA: Printed by Richard Wolfexdex, Government Printer,
at the Government Printing Office, James' Bay.
18?5.  48 Vic. Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883. 439
Province of British Columbia,
Registrar-General's Office,
1st June, 1884.
To the Honourable
Alexander Edmund Batson Davie,
Attorney-General, <kc, etc.
Sir:
I have the honour to transmit herewith, for the information of His Honour the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and the use of Parliament, the Eleventh Annual Report,
under the provisions of the "Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages Act, 1872."
I have the honour to be,
Sh-,
Your most obedient servant,
CHAS. JAS. LEGGATT,
Acting Registrar-General.  48 Vic.
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
441
REPORT
Registrar-General's Office,
1st June, 1884.
To  His   Honour   Clement  Francis   Cornwall,   Lieutenant-Governor  of  the   Province   oj
British Columbia.
May it Please Your Honour:—
In accordance with the provisions of the Statute in that behalf, I have the honour to
submit the Eleventh Annual Report on the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages in
this Province, the period covered being the year ended 31st December, 1883.
The returns show the registration of 283 Births, 328 Deaths, and 169 Marriages for the
year 1883, against 293 Births, 280 Deaths, and 146 Marriages for the year 1882, being an
increase of 23 Marriages and 48 Deaths, and a decrease of 10 Births; and making together a
total increase of 61 Registrations for the year 1883.
Births.
The following table is a summary of Births registered during the twelve months ended
31st December, 1883 :—
Districts.
Males.
Females.
No. where
both name
and sex are
omitted.
Total.
No
68
57
12
4
2
67
40
8
5
1
135
No
106
No
20
No
4.—Yale, &c	
5.—Clinton, &c	
9
No
3
No.
6.—Lillooet,  &c	
No.
2
2
4
No.
No.
No.
No
2
4
6
147
136
283
Of the 283 children registered, 147 were males and 136 females.
One was returned as illegitimate,
IVo instances of twins were reported, 412
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1S83.
The following table will show the increase or decrease (as the case may be) in the different
Districts between the number of Births registered in the years ended 31st December, 1882,
and 31st December, 1883 :—
Districts.
No.
Registered
in 1882.
No.
Registered
in 1883.
Increase.
Decrease.
No.    1.—Victoria, &c	
135
90
26
14
6
2
8
135
106
20
9
3
16
6
No.    4.—Yale, &c	
5
3
2
No.    7.—Cariboo,   &c	
4
4
No.  10.—Cassiar, &c.   	
12
6
6
293
283
16
26
16
10
Marriages.
The following is a summary of the Marriages registered during the twelve months ended
31st December, 1883:—
Where Bride and Bridegroom are of the
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No     4     Yale,  &c
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51
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169 Vic.
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
44.3
Of the total number of Marriages registered, 150 were by license, 17 by banns, 1 by civil
contract, and 1 by license and civil contract.
The age of the eldest Bride was returned at 48 years, and the youngest at 14 years.
The age of the eldest Bridegroom was returned at 55 years, and the youngest at 18 years.
Of the marriages above classed under the heading of " Episcopalian," 9 couple were
returned as " Episcopalians," 4 couple as " Reformed Episcopalians," 1 couple as "Anglicans,'
and 37 couple as "Church of England."
The mixed marriages entered in the column headed " Where Bride and Bridegroom are
of different Denominations," are distributed by the returns amongst the various religious
bodies as follows :—
On the Bridegroom's side—
1 Episcopalian married a Presbyterian.
1 „ „        a Baptist.
2 „ „        Roman Catholics.
2            ,,              ,,        Methodists.
1 ,, ,,        a Reformed Episcopalian
2 Church of England married Methodists.
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Roman Catholics.
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a Congregationalist.
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JJ
a Bride of no religion.
4 Roman Catholics
JJ
Methodists.
8 Presbyterians
JJ
Methodists.
3
JJ
Church of England.
2
JJ
Roman Catholics.
3
JJ
Episcopalians.
1
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a Bride of no religion
3 Methodists
JJ
Roman Catholics.
6        „
JJ
Presbyterians.
2        „
JJ
Episcopalians.
1        „
JJ
Reformed Episcopalian
2        ,,
JJ
Church of England.
1        „
JJ
a Lutheran.
1        „
JJ
a United Brethren.
1        ».
JJ
a Bride of no religion.
1 Baptist
JJ
a Methodist.
1       „
JJ
an Episcopalian.
1       „
JJ
Church of England.
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JJ
a Roman Catholic.
1 Lutheran
JJ
Church of England.
1        „
JJ
a Bride of no religion.
3 Protestants
JJ
Roman Catholics.
1 Deist
JJ
Presbyterian.
1 Congregatioualist
JJ
a Roman Catholic.
1 Greek Church
JJ
a Roman Catholic.
1 Freethinker
JJ
a Christian.
1 Infidel
JJ
a Roman Catholic.
2 of no religion
JJ
Church of England.
— 68 couple.
On the Bride's side—
3 Episcopalians married Presbyterians.
2 „ „       Methodists.
1 ,, ,,       a Baptist.
3 Church of England married Presbyterians.
2 ,, ,,        Methodists.
a Baptist,
a Lutheran, 444
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
2 Church of England mai
rried Bridegrooms of no religio
2 Roman Catholics         ,
3
,        Episcopalians.
,         Church of England.
2         ■   „                       ,
3
,         Presbyterians.
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3
,        Protestants.
1             .,                      »
1
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,        a Congregationalist.
1
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1
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1 Presbyterian                ,
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,        an Episcopalian.
,        Methodists.
1        „
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2 Methodists                  ,
,        Episcopalians.
2
,         Church of England.
4        „
,        Roman Catholics.
8        „
1        ,,
1 Baptist                          ,
1 Lutheran                      ,
,        Presbyterians. .
,        a Baptist.
,         an Episcopalian.
,        a Methodist.
1 Reformed Episcopaliar
1
i married an Episcopalian.
,,      a Methodist.
1 Congregationalist
,,      a Church of England
1 Christian
,,      a Freethinker.
1 of no religion
„      a Church of England
1
1
,,      a Presbyterian.
,,      a Methodist.
1
,,      a Lutheran.
1 United Brethren
,,      a Methodist.
— 68 couple.
The following table will show the increase or decrease, as the ease may be, in the different
districts between the number of Marriages registered in the years ended 31st December, 1882,
and 31st December, 1883 :—
Districts,
No.
Registered
in 1882.
No.
Registered
in 1883.
Increase.
Decrease.
No.    1.—Victoria, &c	
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23
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3
1
5
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15
15
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No.    4.    Yale, &c	
No.    o.—Clinton,  &c	
No.    6.—Lillooet, &c	
1
3
No.  10.—ftosKiftr. &p. _ _ _    	
8
1
7
146
169
36
13
13
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Births Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
44,5
Deaths.
Analysis of Deaths registered according to age and sex during the year ended  31st
December, 1883 :—
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No.
1.—Victoria, &c	
161
No
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No
3.—New Westminster, &e	
1
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No
3
No
No
7.—-Cariboo,  &e	
1
5
5
1
6
No
No
9.—Kootenay,  &c	
1
1
3
1
229
99
1
No
10.—Cassiar,  &c	
3
1
102
3
No
11.—Kamloops, &c	
1
81
19
21
72
20
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The persons whose Deaths are enumerated under the columns above marked 6, 7 and 8,
were natives of the following countries:—
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32 446
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
The following table will show the increase or decrease, as the case may be, in the different
districts between the number of Deaths registered in the years ended 31st December, 1882,
and the 31st December, 1883 :—
Districts.
No.
Registered
in 1882.
No.
Registered
in 1883.
Increase.
Decrease.
No
136
49
56
19
3
1
8
161
51
77
25
3
25
2
21
6
No
No
No
4.    Yale, &e	
No
No
6.    Lillooet,  &c ,	
1
No
6
'    2
No
No
1
3
1
1
2
No
1
7
No
6
Totals	
280
328
57
9
9
48
Abstract of Causes or Death (by Classes.)
Class I Zymotic Diseases  49
Class II Constitutional  21
Class III Local  112
Class IV Developmental  13
Class V Violent  deaths  23
Not specified, &c  110
Total from all causes  328
Class.
Order.
By Class and Order.
No.
Total.
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1
2
4
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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5
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20
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13
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112
1S2 48 Vic.
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
447
Class.
Order.
By Class and Order.
No.
Total.
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
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3
4
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182
1
3
3
4
3
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2
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Total Violent Deaths	
23
1
109
110
328
4
2
4
6
8
1
2
1
2
3
8
1
Causes op Death—By Class, Order, and Particular Disease.
1J
42
1
1
Total Enthetic	
2
5
Total Dietic	
5
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6
2
1
1
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9
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1
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11
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7
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28
98 448
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
Class.
Order.
III.-!
V.-^
Causes of Death—By Class, Order, and Particular Disease.
Brought forward.
Heart Disease (undistinguished)
Aneurism	
Total Organs of Circulation.
Bronchitis	
Consumption	
Pneumonia	
Inflammation of Lungs	
Congestion of Lungs	
Lung Disease (undistinguished)	
Pulmonary Tuberculosis	
Syncope 	
Laryngitis	
Chest Affection	
Disease of Liver ..
Ascites	
Exhaustion	
Hernia Umbilical.
Peretonitis	
Typhloenteritis...
Total Respiratory Organs.
Bright's Disease..
Diabetes Millitus.
Uterine Disease	
Uterine Hemorrhage.
1    \
Amputation of Leg.
Total Digestive Organs....
Total Urinary Organs	
Total Organs of Generation
Integumentary System.
Total Organs of Locomotion
Malformation (undistinguished)
Premature Birth	
Teething ,
Eclampsia Puerperal.
Puerperal Fever	
Total Developmental Diseases of Children.
Old Age	
Senile Decay.
Infantile Debility,
General Debility..
Total Developmental Diseases of Adults
Total Developmental Diseases of Old People.
Fracture of Spine,
Fracture of Skull .
Total Diseases of Nutrition
Burn	
Drowning    	
Crushed by falling tree	
Crushed by rock slide	
Crushed by land slide	
Crushed by cars	
Crushed by runaway team	
Falling down a shaft	
Fall from trestle	
Struck by pump-handle of hand-car
Total Accidents and Negligence
Carried forward ,...., ,
No.
15
5
9
11
5
5
1
1
1
1
2
Total.
9S
20
45
13
20
215 48 Vic.
Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1883.
449
Class.
Order.
Causes of Deai.ii—By Class, Order, and Particular Disease.
No.
Total.
2
3
4
5
215
r
2
2
V.-
1
1
Ill Defined.
1
109
110
328
All of which is respectfully submitted.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
CHAS. JAS, LEGGATT,
Acting Registrar-General,
VICTORIA: Printed by IIiciiakd Wouendex, Government Printer,
Hi iha aovoiT.raeni Printing Offieo Jame;.' Bay.

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