My great uncle, Cornelius Hayes born 1845 in New Mills, New Brunswick and lived in Durham, Restigouche County, New Brunswick. He lived and worked in Snohomish, WA and died in Seattle hospital on June 23rd 1883.
I know he was in the lumber industry in Whiteby Island and worked for a while with his brother Patrick.
I would like to know what happened to him. Natural causes, industrial accident or other event.
He never married and was working fo a J Phinney in some capacity.
I've been unable to source hospital or newspaper records to determine what happened. Any ideas where I should go from here?