Isaiah Cann Radford [Obituary]

Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1878, Vol X, pp. 57-58.


Rev. W. Harpley.

Prepared by Michael Steer

This brief obituary was read at the Association’s July 1892 Plymouth meeting. A mortgage document dated 26 August 1867 held in the Plymouth Archives indicates that Mr Isaiah Cann “of Radford” was by profession a “chemist and druggist” in Devonport. The Centre d’Archives de Montréal CE 601, S85, Non-Catholic Burial Index, records his death and burial as “Radford, Isaiah C.- Baptiste”, 1892. Mr Cann Radford is further referenced in “The Canadian Album”, Encyclopedic Canada, or The Progress of a Nation, J.Castell Hopkins (Ed.),The Bradley Garretson Compnay, Toronto, Vol V, p. 233,  available on Google Play. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Isaiah Cann Radford was for many years resident at Devonport. He joined the Association in 1869 as a Life Member, and took a very active part, as a Vice-President, in arranging for the visit of the Association to that town in 1870. He died on 27th March, 1892, at 10, Park Avenue, Montreal, Canada, at the age of 77 years.