William McNeil was twenty years old. He was a locomotive fireman and was born in Quebec. Benjamin Walker was thirty five, and was station agent for the Intercolonial Railway. He was born in Quebec, his parents were born in England, and his wife, Marguerite, was of Irish extraction. All were Protestant. William Walsh was a locomotive engineer. He was thirty-seven and was born in Nova Scotia. He was Catholic, as were his wife and their four children, two of whom were born in the United States.Library and Archives Canada, Fraserville, Temiscouata County, 1891, p. 111.