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CB Obits Years 1900-1945
Last Name Full Name Date Published Date of Death Obit Published in Contributor Born at or Date of Birth Notes
MacKinnon Mrs. Donald MacKinnon 1/31/1900 1/31/1900 January , 1900: MRS. DONALD MACKINNON d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Spencer Rev. Wm. Spencer 5/3/1900 5/3/1900 The North Adams Transcript of May 3rd publishes an obituary of Rev. Wm. Spencer whose death occurred on the 2nd inst., at his home 67 Rivera St., North Adams, Mass. He had suffered with consumption for six months, and lately had been running down steadily and rapidly. About 24 hours before his death acute pneumonia developed, and the end came somewhat sooner than had been anticipated. Mr. Spencer was a native of Cape Breton, and when a boy his parents located near Halifax. His education was finished at Acadia College, Wolfville. Shortly after graduating he entered the Baptist ministry, and preached in Nova Scotia until about 12 years ago, when he moved to the United States. He preached in Vermont and Massachusetts, finally settling in North Adams. He bore a faithful earnest Christian character. Mr. Spencer is survived by a widow, four sons and a daughter, Albert E., William L., Percy E., Harold A., and Miss Elizabeth C. Spencer. The widow is a native of Hantsport, a daughter of Capt. Robert Davison; Capt. Hiram Davison of the bark Plymouth is her brother. George Dorman scrapbook, West Hants Historical Society paper not named, hand-dated 1900 Carolyn McGrath

Livingstone John Livingstone 5/14/1900 5/1/1900 There died at his home in Victoria Mines, C.B., on the 1st. day of May 1900, Mr. John Livingstone at the advanced age of 93. He was born on June 7, 1807 and was married in 1829 to Miss Annie McGillivray. He was the father of eleven children; 53 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren. His father John Livingstone was born in the Isle of Mull and married a Miss McPhee in 1806, came to this country and settled in PEI the same year. Altough living to such a great age, the deceased was strong and robust until within a short time of his death. He was well and favourably known throughout the county and was particularly esteemed in his own village as a charitable and good living man. D.D. Livingstone late collector of Pilotage, North Sydney, Angus Livingstone, Victoria Mines, and George Livingstone of Shawnee, Ohio are sons of the deceased. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McKay Duncan McKay 1/1/1901
Tuesday, January 1, 1901 The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Obituary Record The sudden death occurred on Thursday morning of Duncan McKay of Big Baddeck. He had been in Baddeck on business only a day or two previous. The deceased was seventy-five years of age and a brother of Sheriff McKay, Victoria County. The immediate cause of his death was nervous prostration. The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. George Newbury on 6/28/2014 approx. 1826
McAdam Allan McAdam 1/30/1901
The death of Allan McAdam, Esq., of Eskasoni, C.B., which was chronicled in last week’s Casket, is believed to have been due to heart trouble. He was 66 years of age. Tuesday morning he went to Sydney, though he was not feeling well. On the following afternoon he passed away at the residence of his nephew, the Reverend D. McAdam, P.P., (Sacred Heart Church), who was at the time on a visit to Antigonish. It is a great consolation to his bereaved family that, though, the end was sudden, he was able to receive the last sacraments. Mr. McAdam was widely known and highly respected. He leaves a wife and several sons and daughters, one who is Sister Francis of the Convent of St. Martha. the remains were brought to Eskasoni, and were interred on Friday at East Bay with a Requiem High Mass celebrated by the Rev. Michael McAdam, son fo the deceased. Father M. McKenzie, the Pastor, and Father D. McADam, assisting. R.I.P. THE CASKET Reverend Edward House

MacDonald Mrs. Donald MacDonald 4/13/1901
MRS. DONALD MACDONALD d. Stewartdale DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

MacPherson Mary MacPherson 7/31/1901
July 1901:MRS. MARY MACPHERSON, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

MacLellan John A. MacLellan 1/1/1902
JOHN A. MACLELLAN, d. New Canada DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

McDonald Isabella McDonald 3/18/1902 3/10/1902 Tuesday, March 18, 1902 The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. The death occurred at St. Peter's, C. B., on Monday the 10th inst, of Isabella McDonald, widow of the late Lauchlin McNeil of that place, at the advanced age of seventy-eight. The deceased was an estimable old lady and her death well be mourned by a host of friends and acquaintances not only in St. Peter's but also in this city to which she has paid several visits during the last few years. She leaves six children, four daughters and two sons, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Two of her children reside in this city. The Morning Chronicle, Halifax G. Newbury

Gillis Alex J. Gillis 10/16/1902 10/9/1902 The Casket --- Oct. 16, 1902 Alex J. Gillis, the young man killed at Broad Cove Mines, last week, was the son of the late John Gillis Jr. of Upper Margaree. A shunting engine struck a car standing on a side track, which car communicated the shock to the one under which he worked, causing it to fall off the blocks on which it rested, thus inflicting injuries from which he died in about half an hour. He was a good man in the prime of his life, sober, industrious, and well liked by all who knew him. He was married last January to a Miss MacNeil from Broad Cove, and much sympathy is felt for his grief-stricken widow and immediate friends.
Alex Gillis
Date of 09/10/1902 was placed for date of death as it isn't indicated in obit.
MacLeod Mrs. Donald MacLeod 10/29/1902
MRS. DONALD MACLEOD Big d. Roseburn DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Ferguson Fergus Ferguson 11/1/1902
FERGUS FERGUSON, d. New Canada DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Johnston James Johnston 11/27/1902 11/19/1902 At Beaver Cove, on the 19th inst., in the 63rd year of his age, JAMES JOHNSON passed peacefully away, being prepared by a well spent life and the reception of the last sacraments. The deceased was a man of sterling integrity and a good kindly neighbour. He leaves a widow, seven sons and five daughters to mourn their loss. May his soul rest in peace. The Casket Page 5 Margaret Cooke

Fraser Hector Fraser 12/8/1902
In our obituary column today we record the death of Mr. Hector Fraser, of Big Bras d’Or, Boularderie, who entered the rest of the endless Sabbath last Sunday evening. It was the closing of a long life, but no one thought of the late Mr. Fraser as old. They who knew him best could not realize that he was away past the four score years. Straight as a rush, light of step, bright of eye, cheerful in manner, always the picture of health, the signs of life’s winter-time only somewhat paling locks that so long retained the complexion of the raven, this veteran against the ravages of time never seemed to grow old. Mr. Hector Fraser was born at Abercrombie Point, Pictou County, in July 1818, the youngest of the seven children of Philip Fraser, who soon afterwards with his family, moved to Boularderie. As the years went by one after another six of the seven moved into homes of their own on the shores of the Big Bras d’Or; John, at Kempt Head; Margaret (Mrs. George McKenzie) at Rocky Side, now New Harris, Thomas and Roderick at Ross’s Ferry; Jessie (Mrs. Donald McLeod) and Hector at Big Bras d’Or. The story of Alexander, poor boy, who was next older than Jessie, is one of the saddest connected with the times of drift - ice, - the saddest of such on the Big Bras d’Or, carried as he was seawards by the dread current, even talked to by men on the shore at Cary’s beach. Out and out he was borne until appearing to those who beheld, as only a lonely dot on the white expanse, and at last lost to view amidst the dismal night shadows. Rory of Ross’s Ferry, was also the prey of the treacherous Big Bras d’Or, but, swallowed by its hungry waters, saved such agonizing experience as that which tortured his younger brother. Mrs. MacLeod, now past ninety, is the only one living of the old Philip Fraser family. In the year 1849 Hector Fraser claimed the Scottish lassie, Mary McGregor, as his bride, and through fifty-seven years she continued to be the delight of his eyes, his faithful wife. Four children came to the home to claim the Fraser name. Christina, Alexander, Philip, and John. Alexander occupies the old homestead. Philip is in Alaska, and the Rev. John Fraser is the much esteemed clergyman of Loch Lomond. The late Mr. Fraser was one of the kind of men that community or church cannot but miss and mourn. He was always more than ready to help those in trouble or need. He was in the estimation of all who knew him, a proper inheritor of the well done of the Great Helper. Not of many words he was mighty in deeds. The Boularderie congregation has no more faithful member, and not one who has been so regularly at its services during the last three quarters of a century. Only the last Sunday but one before the day of his death he was in his accustomed place in the sanctuary and apparently in usual good health. His funeral last Tuesday was very largely attended. Boularderie from end to end was represented. The funeral service was held in St. James Church, Big Bras d’Or, conducted by Rev. John MacIntosh, assisted by Rev. Dr. Jack, of North Sydney. [probably from Presbyterian Witness] (Ed.--no date) [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Buried in St. James Cemetery, Big Bras d'Or 92 years of age/ Died 8 DEC 1902 ] Presbyterian Witness R. Fraser

Matheson William Matheson 3/27/1903
27 Mar 1903 Sydney Mines - William Matheson husband of Ellen Hennessey b. Catalone June, 1847 56 years old s/o Hugh and Jessica (McLean) Matheson Interred: Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines Sydney Mines or CB newspaper /Matheson clan genealogist/gravestone, Brookside Sheila Matheson

MacDonald Catherine MacDonald 5/31/1903
May 1903: MISS CATHERINE MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Gibson Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson 7/17/1903 7/17/1903 Obituary: The Ottawa Free Press (Hand dated Date: 17 Jul 1903) By Lorraine Gibson Head SERVED HIS COUNTRY Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson Died on His 79th Birthday. His Career, Death on the 79th anniversary of his birth came today to Captain George Rawstorne Gibson, an old and respected resident of Sandy Hill. He was born in the Madras Presidency on July 17, 1824, and he died early this morning at the family residence, 243 Wilbrod Street. The late Mr. Gibson during his eventful life had seen service in many quarters of the British domains, and by executive ability and gallantry won mention in dispatches and promotion on several occasions. At the time of his death he held the position of Deputy Assistant Commissary General H.M. forces and was on the retired list. Deceased was the son of Lt. Colonel George Washington Gibson, Royal Madras Artillery, E.I.C.S.. As a boy he was educated at St. Paul's Church Yard, London and later became a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford University. He joined the Austrian imperial service as a cadet, served in several engagements and was wounded at the action of Moreno and was mentioned in the despatches. At the outbreak of the Crimean War he volunteered for service and was in the commissariat department until the close. He received a commission and held the Crimean and Turkish medals and clasps. Later he served in the West Indies and twice on the coast of Africa and Canada, putting in the full term of ten years foreign service. In 1850 the deceased married Matilda Zohrab, daughter of the British consul at Erzurum, Asia Minor, by whom he had two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Gaetz, of Lunenburg, N.S., and Miss Nina Mary Gibson, in the post office department, this city. Later he married Harriet, daughter of the late George Reading, prothonotary, Truro, N.S., by whom he leaves one son, Charles Godfrey Rawstorne Gibson, of the Dominion Coal company's works, at Glace Bay, C.B. The funeral will be held from the family residence, 243 Wilbrod Street, tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock. ================================ Died: Gibson - At 243 Wilbrod St. at 3:40 a.m., 17 July of heart failure, George Rawstorne Gibson, Deputy Assist Commissary General H.M. Forces (Retired List) aged 79 years, son of the late Lt. Col. G.W. Gibson, Royal Madras Artillery, E.I.C.S. Funeral from his late residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends will kindly accept this notice. British Columbia and Nova Scotia papers please copy. The Ottawa Free Press Lorraine Gibson Head Madras, July 17, 1824 From collection of family obituaries.

Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson was the father of Godfrey R. Gibson of Glace Bay.
MacKay Mrs. Donald MacKay 8/1/1903
MRS. DONALD MACKAY, d. New Canada DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Tutty Catherine Tutty 8/22/1903 8/22/1903 Sydney Record 22 AUG 1903 SYDNEY MINES NOTES The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Catherine Tutty at her residence in the row's district. The deceased was stricken with paralysis a few days ago and which resulted in her death Sydney Record


MacKinnon Hugh MacKinnon 10/22/1903
HUGH MACKINNON, d. Roseburn DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Ferguson Archie Ferguson 11/25/1903
ARCHIE FERGUSON, d. New Canada DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

MacPherson Archie MacPherson 1/31/1904
January 1904:ARCHIE MACPHERSON, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

MacDonald Archibald MacDonald 2/29/1904
February, 1904:ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 29 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

MacKenzie Rev. Kenneth MacKenzie 3/15/1904
The Rev. Kenneth MacKenzie, one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers in Canada who died last Friday at Halifax, was a native of Caribou, Pictou County, where he was born 78 years ago. Rev. Mr. MacKenzie had the unique distinction of holding but one pastorate during nearly half a century’s service in the ministry. He was settled at Baddeck, C. B. in 1857 and continued to minister to the Presbyterian congregation there up to ten years ago, when after thirty seven years service, he retired from the active duties of the Ministry. The deceased was equally fluent as a preacher in Gaelic and English. He was for a number of years Clerk of Presbytery and Inspector of School for Victoria County. Since his retirement he has resided in Halifax, but continued to preach in various parts of the Province until last summer when his strength began to fail. Rev. Mr. MacKenzie was particularly attached to the Gaelic speaking people and delighted to speak to them. He scored very high in the esteem and confidence of his brother ministers and he enjoyed the respect of all who had the privilege of his acquaintance. In Victoria County, in particular, where his name was a household word, the announcement of his death will cause universal regret. Sydney Record p3 R. Fraser

McInnis Mrs. John McInnis 3/25/1904
DEATH AT SHENACADIE The death of Mrs John McInnis of Shenacadie occurred last week in the 52nd year of her age. Sydney Record p 3 R. Fraser

McLean Georgian [sic] McLean 3/25/1904
OLD BADDECK RESIDENT DEAD Mrs. Georgian [sic] McLean, widow of the late William McLean, one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Baddeck, died on the morning of the 16th inst. after a severe illness of about six weeks, which she bore patiently. Born at Boularderie in the year 1829 she came to Baddeck a bride in 1859. She leaves a family of two sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a dear and loving mother. The eldest son, John William, is in Alaska; Joseph S., the well known crown lands surveyor of Victoria County; Mrs. Alex, wife of the Rev. Peter Rhynard, in Michigan; Mrs. Bell, wife of the Rev. M. A. McKenzie, pastor of Middle River, and Miss Elizabeth and Miss Hattie, living on the old homestead. Mrs. McLean was noted for her kind and philanthrophic[sic] disposition with abilities far above the average. Sydney Record p 3 R. Fraser

Hull Mrs. Levi Hull 3/28/1904
Mrs. Levi Hull and Mrs John Young Have Passed Away North Sydney Notes North Sydney, March 28 - The death of two well known residents of Little Bras d’Or is reported this morning. The first is that of Miss Jane Hull, who died last night at the residence of her brother, Levi Hull, aged 72 years. Miss Hull suffered a stroke of paralysis about six months ago from which she never recovered. Her funeral takes place tomorrow. Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

Young Mrs John Young 3/28/1904
Mrs. Levi Hull and Mrs John Young Have Passed Away North Sydney Notes North Sydney, March 28 - The death of two well known residents of Little Bras d’Or is reported this morning. The death of Mrs John Young occurred at her home at Little Bras d’Or early this morning. Mrs Young who was about 60 years of age was afflicted with dropsy for more than a year and for some time previous to her death suffered intensely. Besides a husband, she leaves a brother, Robert Weston, and one sister, Mrs Grantmyre, and a brother in Newfoundland. Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

McMullan Murdoch McMullan 4/2/1904
FATAL ACCIDENT A fatal accident occurred at the Steel Plant about 7 o’clock Thursday morning. While Murdoch McMullan was on his way to his work at the blast furnace, he was run over by one of the Steel Company’s engines, when walking along the track near the round house, and having both legs completely severed from his body. The ambulance was called and the man was at once taken to the Brooklands Hospital, where everything possible was done for him by the physician and nurses in attendance, but without success, and he died about two hours after being taken there. The deceased was a native of Baddeck, C.B. and has spent many years in Halifax, coming to Sydney from that city about three years ago, and has been employed at the D.I. & S. blast furnace since that time. His wife, two daughters and a son, resided with Mr McMillan on St Peter’s Road, another son is in the West, and a daughter is living in Bridgewater, N.S. Services were held at the late residence of the deceased on St Peter’s Road yesterday morning, where the remains had been taken after being viewed by the coroner, at which the Rev Clarence McKinnon, of St Andrew’s Presbyterian church, officiated. The funeral was held yesterday morning at 10:30, the remains will be sent to Baddeck, the deceased’s former home. They were taken across the ice to North Sydney yesterday, and from there will be conveyed to Little Bras d’Or whence they will be taken over the ice to Baddeck, a distance of about 50 miles from here. Colin McMillan, grocer, George St., is a cousin of the deceased. Much sympathy is expressed for Mrs McMillan and family in their sudden and sorrowful affliction. A J Beaton & Son, undertakers, were in charge of the funeral arrrangements. Coroner Townsend empanelled a jury Thursday afternoon consisting of Messrs. W L Ball, foreman; J A McDonald, David Muggah, R C Bully, R McRae, J M Torlor, A McBeth, John Beaton, R Gillis, P Bagnell and D McDonald. The following verdict was returned. That the deceased Murdoch McMillan’s death was purely accidental by being run over by the engine of the D. I. & S. Company. [rest too dark to read] Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

McKenzie Roderick McKenzie 4/12/1904
The death occurred at his residence on Argyle street Sunday evening of Roderick McKenzie, a well known resident of the city. Deceased was in his 68th year and the cause of his death was pneumonia, from which he had suffered for some time. He leaves a family of two sons and three daughters all but one of whom reside in Sydney. The sons are John, of the Dominion Coal Co.’s head office staff, Glace Bay, and James, mineral water manufacturer, of Sydney, while the daughters are Mrs G H Steeves, of Sydney; Miss Mary McKenzie, stenographer in Sheriff Ingraham’s office, and a younger sister. Mr McKenzie’s funeral will take place from 86 Argyle street at 3 o’clock today to Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

McPherson Infant McPherson 4/12/1904
The infant son of John McPherson, 104 Argyle St., died Sunday morning, aged eighteen days. It was buried at Hardwood Hill cemetery yesterday. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Shaver Mrs. Shaver 4/12/1904
The following notice of the death of Mrs Shaver, at Fort William, Ont., is taken from the Weekly Times-Journal, of Fort William, dated April 2nd. - Death this noon claimed Mary Ann Cook, relict of the late Wm. Gordon Shaver, in the 72nd year of her age. The late Mrs. Shaver was born in the county of Dundas, Ont., and came of a well-known family of U. E. Loyalists. Her maiden name was Cook. Mrs Shaver has lived in this district for the past sixteen years, and was loved by all who knew her unfailing gentle nature. Though suffering from that terrible disease cancer, she bore her suffering without complaining, and passed peacefully to rest. At her bedside were five of her children, namely, Phillip, of Ottawa; Barney W, Charles; Mrs W W Black, of Fort William; and Mrs F B Allen, of Port Arthur. Besides those named there is one other son, Sanford, of Sydney, C.B. Her son, Mr. Sanford Shaver will have the general sympathy in his sad bereavement. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Matheson Christy Matheson 4/13/1904
Sydney Mines, Apr 12 - Mrs Christy Matheson passed away Monday morning ath the residence of her sister Mrs Annie Lamond, Queen street. The deceased was 70 years of age and resided in the Little Bras d’Or district until a few weeks ago, when she removed to the home of her sister to be near medical assistance. She is survived by her husband, James Matheson, also a very aged man, who is nevertheless active. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Bates Mary A. Bates 5/11/1904 5/7/1904 Source Sydney Daily Post 11 MAY 1904 Mary A., the wife of John Bates, of this town, died at 9.30 p. m. last Saturday. She was about 33 years of age Sydney Daily Post


Campbell Archibald Campbell 5/26/1904
The death occurred last Sunday at Iona of Archibald Campbell. The deceased was about 55 years of age and had only been sick about a week. He leaves a wife three sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and parent. The funeral took place Tuesday morning to the church where mass was celebrated and thence to the cemetery for interment. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Fraser Mrs A C Fraser 5/26/1904
Mrs A C Fraser, formerly of Westville, died Friday morning last at Brooklands hospital where she was a patient for several weeks, and passed through two surgical operations, but was too weak to recuperate. Much sympathy is expressed for Mr Fraser in his affliction. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

McIntyre Donald McIntyre 6/1/1904
DEATH OF BOISDALE MAN North Sydney, June 1 – Donald McIntyre, and old and respected resident of Boisdale, died at that place yesterday morning of pneumonia. Deceased was about 75 years of age. Sydney Record p 8 R. Fraser

McLean Mrs. Hector McLean 6/1/1904
WAS ALMOST A CENTENARIAN Mrs. McLean of Groves Point Dies at Advanced Age of 98 Years North Sydney, June 1 - Mrs. McLean, widow of the late Hector McLean, of Groves’ Point, Boularderie, probably the oldest resident of the island, died at that place early yesterday morning at the advanced age of 98 years. Mrs. McLean had been ill only a short time. One son and two daughters all residing at Grove’s Point, survive her. Her funeral takes place this afternoon. Sydney Record 1 June 1904 p 8 R. Fraser

Ross Jane Ross 6/13/1904
The death of Mrs. Jane Ross, widow of the late Donald Ross, and mother of W. M. Ross, of North Sydney, occurred at the residence of her son, Walter, at North East Margaree last Wednesday. About eighteen months ago she had a stroke of paralysis, from which she never fully recovered. In the death of Mrs. Ross, Margaree loses one of its oldest and most respected residents. She was eighty - two years of age, and leaves a family of six sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. The sons are Alexander, of Little Bras d’Or; John Y., of Reserve Mines; Joseph and Walter both residing at home; W. M. Ross, of North Sydney, and Jaces G. who is residing in Pennsylvania. The daughters are Mrs. Timothy Philips, of Glace Bay; Mrs. John Ingraham and Mrs Mark Ingraham, both of Pennsylvania; and Mrs Gasper, of Truro. The funeral took place at Margaree on Friday. Sydney Record p 3 R. Fraser

McDonald Murdoch McDonald 6/22/1904
BOULARDERIE MAN DROWNED AT LAHAVE Young Man Named Murdoch McDonald Loses His Life North Sydney, June 22 - Word was received here yesterday morning of the drowning of Murdoch McDonald, son of Angus McDonald (Capt.) Of Backlands, Boularderie West, at LaHave, on Monday evening. The deceased had been employed as clerk in the store of his uncle, Dr. Murdoch McGregor at LaHave. He was about 21 years of age and leaves a father, mother, one brother and three sisters at Boularderie. His remains will arrive here tonight and will be taken to Boularderie where interment will take place tomorrow. Sydney Record p1 R. Fraser

McKenzie William McKenzie 6/23/1904
DROWNING OF WM. M’KENZIE Second fatality Within a Week at Steel Company’s Dam. CAUSE OF ACCIDENT Inquest Held Yesterday Evening Verdict of Accidental Death Rendered An inquest was held last evening over the remains of William McKenzie, the young man who was drowned at the steel company’s dam at Sydney River yesterday afternoon, particulars of which were given in the Record’s second edition yesterday. The verdict returned was as follows: That the deceased William McKenzie came to his death by drowning in the dam of the Dominion Iron & Steel company at Sydney River. His death was accidental. After the inquest the young man’s body was taken to the home of his parents on Argyle street. Young McKenzie, who was 19 years old last April, came to his death by falling from the bridge which spans the dam at Sydney River into the deep water below the dam. During his fall he struck head first on an apron which projects out with an easy slant about ten feet from the bridge. From this apron he rolled into the rushing waters of the river and before aid could reach his apparently unconscious form he was drowned. McKenzie was fishing gasperaux at the time he fell from the bridge and a man who was standing near him at the same time placed the end of a fishing rod close to his head when he came to the surface for the last time but he made no apparent effort to grasp it. This would lead to the belief that he was stunned as a result of his striking the apron on his head. Shortly after the accident a gasoline launch from Sydney arrived at the scene and the occupants immediately started to grapple for the body. They recovered it in half an hour just where the young man was seen to go down for the last time. The body was taken ashore, where it was left until viewed by the coroner at 6 o’clock when it was taken to A. J. Beaton’s undertaking rooms in Sydney where the inquest was held. The boy’s father and eldest brother arrived on the scene just after the body was recovered, and the scene which took place as the father knelt over the dead body of his beloved son was a very touching one. Young McKenzie was well liked by his friends and acquaintances, all of whom express their sorrow to his parents in their sad bereavement. The funeral of the late Willie McKenzie will leave his father’s residence on Argyle street at 6:30 tomorrow morning in time to connect with the first express. Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

Fraser John Fraser 7/26/1904
DROWNED WHILE BATHING A man named John Fraser, a native of Scotland, accompanied by three friends went out on Big Pond, Sydney Mines, yesterday afternoon, and after rowing about for some time, Fraser taking one oar with him, stripped and went in for a bath. He swam a piece from the boat and shortly after his companions noticed that he was in distress but could not move very fast with only one oar. Before they could reach the spot where he had sunk, he had disappeared for the last time. All efforts to recover the body last evening were futile, and today boats and men were early at work dragging the pond, but without success. It may be some time before the body is recovered as the bottom of the pond is covered with deep soft mud. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Gillis (Child) Gillis 7/26/1904
A five year old child of Mr and Mrs Martin H. Gillis, Sydney Mines, died yesterday afternoon. She had been ailing for a couple of years, and her death was not unexpected. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Ledrew James Ledrew 7/26/1904
DEATH THE REAPER North Sydney, July 25 - James Ledrew, a native of Cupids, Newfoundland, died in a shack at the Coke Ovens, Sydney Mines, yesterday afternoon, of diarrhea. He was a man of about 50 years. His remains will be forwarded to his home by the Glencoe tomorrow night. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

McKinnon John McKinnon 7/26/1904
The death occurred at Lake Ainslie, C.B., last Wednesday evening, of John McKinnon, brother of A. McKinnon, of Amherst. The deceased had been in usual health and his death was sudden and unexpected. He was 76 years of age and leaves a widow, eight sons and two daughters. Rev. A. D. McKinnon, of Boston; Rev. Hector L., of Sydney Mines, and Rev. M. A., of Park Street church, Halifax, are sons of the deceased and Rev. Duncan McKinnon, of Lokeport[sic], is a brother. Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

McNeil Mrs. Donald McNeil 7/26/1904
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN Mrs Donald McNeil of Boularderie West, passed away peacefully to her reward on Saturday last. Mrs McNeil had just reached the phenomenal age of 104 years and up to a short time before her demise had never known what illness meant. The most pathetic incident in her passing away was the presence at her bedside of all her children, three sons and five daughters. After service was held in the Catholic church at Boularderie, conducted by the Rev Father Joseph McDonald, P.P., the remains were interred at the Catholic cemetery. John McNeil, postmaster, Boularderie West, is one of her sons. The remaining descendants are two sons, five daughters, 86 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, every one of whom were present at the obsequies. - Gazette Sydney Daily Post R. Fraser

Dunlap William Dunlap 8/25/1904
SYDNEY MINES RESIDENT DEAD Wm. Dunlap Passes Away at Advanced Age North Sydney, Aug. 25 - William Dunlap, one of the oldest and best known residents of Sydney Mines, died at his home there yesterday morning. Mr. Dunlap was born at Boularderie on October 3, 1819, and when a young man removed to Sydney Mines, where he resided up to ;the time of his death. He was married in 1840, Mrs. Dunlap passing away three years ago, the couple having lived together for the remarkable period of sixty one years. Of their nine children seven survive. W. J. Dunlap of Sydney, the only son, and six daughters, Mrs. Thomas Gannon, of North Sydney, Miss Dunlap of Sydney, Mrs McKinnon, of Peabody, Mass., and three at Sydney Mines. Their grand children number thirty five, the great grandchildren sixteen. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o’clock. WILLIAM DUNLAP DEAD William Dunlap, perhaps the oldest person in Sydney Mines, died at his home on Main Street yesterday. He was 86 years of age, and up to the time of his last illness, which lasted but a short time, he scarcely knew a day’s illness. There survives him a family of one son, William J., of Sydney, and six daughters, Mrs Michael Hall, Mrs James Lockeman, and Miss Henrietta, Sydney Mines; Mrs Thos Gannon, North Sydney; Mary Ann, Sydney; and Mrs McKinnon, of Peabody. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 o’clock pm. Sydney Daily Post, Aug. 26, 1904 Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

McPherson Annie McPherson 8/26/1904
DEATH OF MRS MCPHERSON OF MARION BRIDGE A Marion Bridge correspondent writes Since the last items from Marion Bridge it has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the universe to visit the home of Philip McPherson and call his beloved wife Annie to her eternal reward on the 18th of August, being in the 77th years of her age. The deceased lady was well known in this community and much respected by every one who had the privilege of forming her acquaintance, being always ready to help the needy. The remains were followed to their last and silent place of abode on Saturday by one of the largest congregations of people ever seen on such an occasion at Mira. The funeral services were conducted by Rev W A Fraser, the pastor of the congregation and in the course of his remarks he spoke most favorably of the many goodly and Godly deeds done by her during her journey in this earthly world and it is well it might be said of her I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Timothy IV Chapter 7. North Sydney Herald R. Fraser

McKenzie Bella McKenzie 9/29/1904
Obituary A gloom was cast over the community of Big Bras d’Or on the 29th Sept., when Mrs. Bella McKenzie, relict of the late Murdo McKenzie, passed into the great beyond. The deceased was 66 years of age. A woman of sterling worth and irreproachable character. Her kindness and hospitality won the esteem of all who knew her. She leaves three sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of beautiful and loving mother. Of these only Duncan, who reside on the homestead and Mrs. Carey of New Campbellton [cut off – no date] [on scrapbook page from Buddy MacKenzie, Windsor, N.S.] [1904]
R. Fraser

MacLean Isabella MacLean 10/31/1904
October, 1904:MRS. ISABELLA MACLEAN, d. New Canada (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Tutty John Tutty 1/23/1905 1/21/1905 Source Sydney Record 23 JAN 1905 NOTES AND NEWS FROM LOUISBURG Death of John Tutty an Old Old and Respected Citizen Louisburg, Jan 21 The death occurred this morning of Mr. John Tutty after a brief illness. Last Monday morning, Mr. Tutty underwent an operation. He rallied somewhat for a couple of days but gradually began to sink until he expired Mr. Tutty was in the 77th year of his age and was a son of the late Wm. Tutty of Big Lorraine, where he himself had resided until a few years ago when he removed to Louisburg. He was a hard-working, industrious man and had a host of friends, both at Big Lorraine and in this town. A widow and two sons and two daughters survive him besides three brothers. His funeral will take place tomorrow. Interment will be made in the English church cemetery at Big Lorraine. Sydney Record


Callahan Mary Ann (Cadegan) (Ahern) Callahan 2/28/1905
DIED Callahan - At her home in Brayton (Nebraska), February 28, 1905, of dropsy of the heart, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Bernard Callahan, aged 49 years and 5 months. Mary Ann Cadegan was born September 1, 1855, at Bridgeport, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1871, and a few years later moved to Woburn, where she lived until her marriage October 22, 1878, to William F. Ahern. They immediately went to Chicago, where they lived until 1881, when they came to Nebraska and settled in Boston Valley. In February, 1888, they moved into Brayton, where they lived till 1894, when Mr. Ahern went east to solicit aid for the drouth sufferers of Greeley County (Nebraska). On his return from Boston Mr. Ahern stopped in Chicago, was taken with appendicitis and died November 24, 1894. Six children resulted from their union - Richard M., Patrick J., Francis W., Irving V., Charles F., and Julia M., and all survive their mother. In 1898 Mrs. Ahern moved to Omaha, where she resided until her marriage to Bernard Callahan October 17, 1899. In October 1903, she was taken with dropsy, and went to St. Joseph's Hospital, only to be informed that there was no hope for her - she had an incurable disease. She passed the last 14 months of her life in a chair, and death to her was a welcome relief. The funeral was held yesterday at O'Connor (Nebraska), a large number of her friends from Greeley attending, as well as from other parts of the county, to pay a last respect to a highly esteemed wife, mother and friend. To the sorrowing family we extend sympathy. [ Gene's comment: [This] is the obituary for Mary Ann Cadegan, daughter of Patrick William Cadegan and Mary (Ronan). It was passed to me from Douglas Wrede of Greeley County Nebraska, who said that he got it from a local newspaper.] Greeley County Nebraska, local newspaper. Gene Lambert

Robertson Mrs. Duncan Robertson 5/17/1905
MRS. DUNCAN ROBERTSON, d. Roseburn DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh Juanita MacDonald

Tutty Jonathan Tutty 6/6/1905
The funeral of Jonathan D.Tutty took place yesterday afternoon at two o'clock from his late residence on Victoria Street to Dominion No. 3 Cemetery. The funeral, which was under the direction of Tyrian Lodge, A.F.&A.M. was one of the largest ever seen in Glace Bay. The cortege formed in close order extended for about half a mile. First in the procession walked the members of Queen Lodge, P.W.A., composed of the machine shop men, to the number of about one hundred and sixty. Then came Prince Albert band playing the funeral march. Next marched the officers and members of Tyrian Youth Lodge, A.F.& A.M., to the number of one hundred and fifty in full regalia. The men presented a splendid appearance.. Rev. C.C.McIntosh, Jas.Blesdell and F.O.Erb brought up the rear of the Masonic body. Next came the (pastor)? and pall bearers, after which marched citizens on foot. About forty carriages brought up the rear. In the whole procession there were over five hundred people. The coffin was covered with floral offerings The Sydney Record Donald A. Snow

Burton George R. Burton 6/25/1905
- - The death of George R. Burton occurred at his home on Cow Bay Rd. last night, June 24. The deceased was born in Margaree and lived in Sydney for many years. He was a carpenter by trade. He leaves two sons and five daughters. Funeral Monday, with burial in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. (According to the Hardwood Hill Cemetery listing , George Richard Burton died June 24,1905 at age 71 years.) The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

MacDougald Donald MacDougald 11/16/1905
At Big Pond on Oct.31st after a protracted illness which he bore with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Donald MacDougald in the 70th year of his age. The deceased was well known and highly respected and lead a good Christian life. Always of a kind and generous disposition, he will be greatly missed. Fortified by the last rites of the Church, he passed peacefully away in the full hope of a glorious immortality. His remains were interred in Big Pond Cemetery on Nov.2nd after a Requiem High Mass. He leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. R.I.P. The Casket Margaret Karrer

MacDougall John MacDougall 3/8/1906
On Wednesday the 28th day of February there passed away at Christmas Island on of the landmarks of that district when John MacDougall (Iain Eachein Rhualdh) died at the advanced age of 90 years. The deceased was a typically specimen of the old stock, the sons of the stalwart Highlanders, who first settled all the shores of the Bras d’or Lakes. He was hale and hearty until within a few weeks of his death. After a pious reception of the last rites of the Church he peacefully passed away leaving three sons and one daughter to mourn the loss of their good father. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacGregor Dr. Murdoch MacGregor 3/13/1906
Dr. MacGregor Dead__ The death of Dr. Murdoch MacGregor took place at Riverport on March 6th. He was born 77 years ago in Ross_Shire, Scotland. He came to Nova Scotia when 13 years of age with his father, settling in Cape Breton. He was a teacher for a number of years but later went to Harvard University where he entered the medical class, graduating in 1863. He was appointed surgeon in the Union army, and saw considerable active service, being with his corps at the battle of Gettysburg. After the war Dr. MacGregor came back to Nova Scotia and located at Lower LaHave and had resided there until his death, a period of 41 years. He was a particular aggressive church worker and was superintendent of the Sunday school at LaHave for the last 40 years. He was noted for his generosity and gave largely to church and charitable work. Dr. MacGregor was very successful in every way and at his death large shipping and business interests. He was highly esteemed and respected and his death will be learned with great regret. He leaves a widow, who was a Miss Seaboyer, and three children: Isabel; Bessie and Hector. Bridgewater Bulletin R. Fraser

Townsend Neil S. Townsend 5/8/1906
SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOUISBURG MAN Capt. Neil Townsend Passes Away Yesterday From Heart Disease LOUISBURG JOTTINGS - Louisburg May7 - People were shocked this morning to learn of the sudden death of Captain Neil S. Townsend which occurred at his home last night. Captain Townsend came from North Sydney Saturday evening from a herring fishing trip in the little schooner Rob S., which he purchased this spring. He was apparently in his usual health and was about town Saturday evening. Yesterday he complained of feeling unwell and in the afternoon a physician was called in. This morning he was found dead in bed, having apparently passed away peacefully without a struggle. Heart trouble is supposed to have been the cause of his death. Captain Townsend was one of Louisburg's best citizens and a man highly respected by all classes. Some years ago he retired from a seafaring life and engaged in a mercantile business which he carried on successfully. He is survived by his wife and two children, James, attending Mount Allison College and a daughter, Mrs. W.W. Mann of this town. Deceased was a prominent member of Marine lodge A.F.& A.H. and will be interred with Masonic rites. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon. - 11 MAY 1906 Sydney Post Record THE LATE N.S.TOWNSEND BURIED WITH MASONIC HONORS. Louisburg, May 10 - The funeral of the late Neil S. Townsend took place yesterday afternoon and was one of the largest seen here for some years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Mader. The deceased was buried with Masonic honors. The members of Mariner lodge attended. The funeral ceremony of the order was conducted by Mr. LeVatte Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

Tutty David Tutty 5/15/1906 5/14/1906 Source Sydney Record 15 MAY 1906 DIED AT BROOKLANDS David Tutty, of Louisburg, who had been undergoing treatment at Brooklands hospital, died at that institution yesterday, aged 33 years. His remains were taken home today for interment. Sydney Record


McKay Mrs. Neil McKay 12/25/1906
McKAY, Mrs. Neil, f, December 25, 1906, 76 years, Cape Breton, cause – old age 3 months, weaver, infm – Dr. Simpson, Ashfield Twp (Huron Co.) 013297-06 Death Notice Ann { MacDonald } Batten

McIsaac Mrs. Angus McIsaac 12/26/1906
The Record, Dec 26/27, 1906 Sudden Death at Big Pond Mrs. Angus McIsaac, Big Pond, died suddenly from heart disease while sitting in a chair last Wednesday. She was respected and beloved by all her acquaintances. Her funeral is delayed by the expected arrival of her sons, Capt. McIsaac of the New York Police force; Allan, superintendent of construction, Hartford Street Railway Company, and Angus of Bennington, from the United States. Latest telegraphic communication announced them speeding towards this city. East Bay Notes The Post January 2nd, 1907 Esteemed Lady Passed Away at Big Pond last Wednesday - Dr. Thompson will Lecture The funeral took place here on Sunday, the 30th of Mrs Angus McIsaac (nee Isabella McIsaac**), Big Pond whose sudden death occurred last Wednesday morning while attending to her household duties. She was in her 67th year. By her kind disposition, she endeared herself to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one daughter Mrs. Allan McDonald of Bridgeport, five sons of whom reside in the United States, besides many friends and acquaintances. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. M. McKenzie **Isabella McIsaac (1839-1906) was the daughter of Angus McIsaac, PEI; son of Donald McIsaac, Scotland; Donald's wife may have been Mary McLeod according to "West Winds", (Pg. 354); Donald McIsaac was said to have been the first Scottish settler in East Bay (probably more than likely one of the first few). Isabella McIsaac married Angus McIsaac, St. Andrew's Channel; who was son of Angus McIsaac, South Uist and Mary McAdam; Angus, husband of Isabella, died in 1910; they are both interred at St. Mary's, East Bay down by the waters edge.
Sandra MacIsaac

Cairns John Cairns 1/22/1907
John Cairns of this city died at 5 p.m. last evening. The remains will be sent to P.E. Island for burial on Wednesday morning. There will be a service at his late house on MacKenzie St., at 8 O’clock p.m. this Tuesday evening, conducted by Revs Mr. Anderson and MacKenzie. The funeral will leave for the station tomorrow morning at 6:50 o’clock, the remains to be forwarded to Montague P.E.I. The late Mr.Cairns was a native of Scotland, for a long time a resident of P.E.I. and for the past six or seven years living in Sydney. Mrs. Neil A. Beaton of this city is a daughter of the deceased. Sydney Post Ken Cairns

Ley Mrs. Alexander Ley 2/12/1907
Mrs. Alexander Ley of Little Lorraine died at that place yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. The deceased was a daughter of the late Moses Gallant of Little Lorraine and was about forty years of age. A husband and several children are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. Her funeral will take place Tuesday. Interment will be at the R.C. cemetery, Mainadieu The Sydney Record Donald A. Snow

Townsend Captain Philip Townsend 2/12/1907
DEATH OF OLD LOUISBURG MAN Captain Philip Townsend Passed away on Sunday Last after long Illness. AN OLD LANDMARK GONE.-- Long a Master Mariner but Retired from Seafaring Life many Years Ago - Louisburg, Feb 11. Captain Philip Townsend, an aged and highly respected resident of this town, passed away yesterday morning at the residence of his son-in-law, Captain Thos. W. Townsend., Captain Townsend was seventy-eight years of age. For some years he had been in poor health and was almost continuously under medical treatment. Still he was able to be about and although he did not leave his place of residence often during the winter weather, in the summer and autumn months he would be about almost daily. Last Tuesday, election day, he was feeling quite well and walked to the polling booth, a short distance from his home and deposited his ballot. Captain Townsend's death removes one of the old landmarks of Louisburg, most of whom have now joined the great majority. In his earlier life he sailed as a master mariner from this port for several years. Owing to ill health he retired from sea-faring life about fifteen years ago. Captain Townsend was thrice married. His first wife was Miss Whalen of Louisburg. One son and two daughters were the fruit of that marriage, two of whom died young and the third, Mrs. Thomas W.Townsend, with whom he died, survives him. His second wife was a Miss Townsend, a native of Halifax. She died without issue and he married Mrs. McLellan, widow of the late Daniel McLennan. She died about two years ago and since then Captain Townsend has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Thomas W. Townsend. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis. Captain Townsend was a pilot commissioner and secretary of the pilotage commission. His funeral will take place tomorrow The Sydney Record Donald A. Snow

Cadegan Patrick Cadegan 11/11/1907
Pat'k Cadegan Dies In Boston - Deceased Formerly Resided at Bridgeport, C.B. and it is Stated That He was the First Man to Open a Coal Mine on the Southern Side of the Harbor North Sydney, Nov.10 - Word was received here of the death at Boston, Mass., of Patrick Cadegan. formely of Bridgeport and probably one of the best known pioneers in the country at the advanced age of eighty-eight years. It is said that Mr. Cadegan was the first man to open a coal mine on the southern side of the harbor, now a beehive of the coal industry in Cape Breton, if not Canada. He was the owner of the famous Caledonia Mine and sold it for $13,000. to Mr. Poole, the father in law of Senator McKeen, who is said to have received $300,000. from the present owners, The Dominion Coal Company. Mr. Cadegan was among the forty miners who acquired the California gold fever. He ran in the election in Cape Breton County with the late ALonzo White as his opponent. Mrs. R. H. Butts is a granddaughter of the deceased. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

McGillivray Angus J. McGillivray 11/28/1907
At Port Hood, C.B., Nov. 14th, 1907, Angus J. McGillivray, in his 43rd year, leaving a sorrowful widow and four children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father. He was consoled by the last rites of Holy Church, of which he was always a devout member. His kind disposition endeared him to all who made his acquaintance. After Requiem High Mass, interment took place. His funeral was largely attended. The deceased was a son of Hugh McGillivray, formerly of Lochaber, Ant. Co. May his soul rest in peace. The Casket Allan J. Gillis

McDonald Mrs. McDonald 11/18/1908
MRS D M’DONALD DIED AT BRAS D’OR North Sydney, Nov 17 - The death occurred yesterday of Mrs McDonald, [sic][McLeod] wife of Captain Duncan McDonald [sic][McLeod], at her home, Big Bras d’Or Ferry. Mrs McDonald was but a short time ill and her death will be mourned by her large circle of friends throughout the country. Besides a husband, two sons and one daughter survive. Mr R G McDonald of the Imperial Oil Company, North Sydney agency, is a brother of the deceased. Mrs McLeod’s mother, far advanced in years, also survives. Sydney Record p 12 R. Fraser

McDonald Katie McDonald 12/16/1909
The death occurred last evening of Miss Katie McDonald at the residence of her brother-in-law, A.E. Sullivan. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ewen McDonald of Marion Bridge and was in her 25th year. She leaves a father and mother, five brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss. The remains will be conveyed to Marion Bridge at 1 p.m. today where interment will take place tomorrow. Sydney Daily Post Donald A. Snow

McDougald Anthony McDougald 2/2/1910
Anthony McDougald, b. June 10, 1905, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; son of Rory McDougald and Elizabeth McDougald, d. February 2, 1910, Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Cause of Death: Diphtheria. Sick: One week. N.S. Vital Statistics Margaret Karrer

Devoe Charlotte Devoe 6/4/1910
Mrs. Devoe, whose maiden name was Charlotte Richaur, was born at River Bourgeois 75 years ago. She came with her parents when quite young to Little Bras d'Or, where she resided ever since. About 57 years ago she married the late Capt. Peter Devoe, by whom she had a very large family of eleven sons and five daughters. The sons: William P, John F, Frederick & James W reside at Little Bras d'Or, Matthew in Boston, Richard, Charles A, Albert & Arthur H in Montana, Abraham, who died in Montana a few years ago; & Thomas H{ Brother Abdonis] who was a Christian Brother, died in Amawalk, N. Y. some years ago. The daughters are: Mrs. John Coakley & Mrs. Alfred King who reside at Little Bras d'Or; Mrs. J W Edwards, Groves Point; Mrs. J. W. Conlin, Fridley, Montana & Emily who died an infant. She had 45 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mrs. Devoe was a true type of French Acadian in every characteristic of that time, thrifty and industrious race. She was a model mother, giving the most scrupulous care and attention to the rearing of her children properly and one of the last advices she gave to her daughters-in-law was ' Be Good to the Children.' She was a great favorite of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even the little tots rushed to her arms to be caressed, which spoke louder than words. Personally she was quiet and retiring, exceedingly charitable, and her charity was always accompanied by the request that the party received it should not mention it to anyone. She was only a few days ill. Fortified by the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church she died a peaceful and happy death, surrounded by many of her relatives. Her funeral was a very large one to the church, where requiem high mass was celebrated after which interment took place at the Roman Catholic cemetery at Little Bras d'Or, Rev. J W McIsaac officiating. Sydney Post Record R. Fraser

Fraser Mrs. James Fraser 8/17/1910
Baddeck, CB - August 17, 1910 - OBITUARY Again it is our mournful duty to chronicle the death of our old Victoria County landmarks, in the person of Mrs James Fraser, widow of the late Rev. James Fraser, and a sister of Senator W. Ross, who died at North Sydney on the 2nd inst. Mrs. Fraser lived a long and useful life. She was the earnest and efficient co-worker, in all things pertaining to the maintaining and promoting of Christ’s kingdom on earth, and after the death of her noble husband, and she had ceased to be actively engaged in public Christian work her sincere humble and pleasant Christian character was a help and inspiration to all with whom she came into contact. The remains were brought from North Sydney to Boularderie by boat and impressive services conducted in the church there, after which all that was mortal of Mrs. Fraser was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the cemetery of Man O War Point. So ended the earthly life of one of whom it can be truly said, She hath done what she could. Victoria News, Aug 17, 1910 The only newspaper printed in Victoria County. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Buchanan Donald Buchanan 2/6/1911
BUCHANAN, Donald, m, February 6, 1911, 62 years, Sydney Cape Breton, cause - senile debility & paralysis 1 hour, laborer, infm - Oliver H. Buchanan of Goderich, parents - Donald Buchanan & Margaret McLeod, both of Scotland, Goderich (Huron Co.) 015483-11 Death Notice Ann { MacDonald } Batten

Cairns Arthur Guy Cairns 3/24/1911
Some Further Details of the death of an estimable citizen-the Funeral The relatives and friends of the late Arthur Guy Cairns were pained to learn of his sudden demise at his home on Townsend St., Sydney on Friday march 24th. Born at Montague P.E.I. in 1883, he had passed the 27th mile stone in life’s journey. For some years he had been troubled with rheumatism, which eventually troubled the heart and all that medical skill and constant care and attendance could do to prolong life was unavailing and he passed peacefully away. The deceased was a young man of fine character, of steady and industrious habits and popular with all who knew him. There is comfort in the thought that during the few years of his sojourn here his manner of life was such as to win the commendation and affection of all with whom he was associated. Services were held at his home on Sunday evening by Revs. Clarence McKinnon of Pine Hill College, A.J. McDonald, Truro and John MacIntosh Whitney Pier, after which the beautiful services of the Loyal True Blue Association, was Conducted. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the Loyal Orange and True Blue Associations and Coronation Orange band in all of which the deceased was a valued and faithful member. The remains were escorted to the I.C.R. station on Monday morning by members of the Loyal Orange Association and friends for transportation to P.E. Island; upon arrival there they were interred in the beautiful cemetery at Lower Montague. Services at the graveside were conducted by Revs. Mr. Spencer of Covehead and Wright of Montague, after which they were committed to the ground-earth to earth: ashes to ashes; dust to dust- awaiting the resurrection and judgment of the last day He is survived by a Mother, two brothers –Spencer and John in Sydney and two sisters Mrs. MacKinnon, Murray Harbour P.E. I. and Mrs. Neil A. Beaton, Sydney To the bereaved the sincerest sympathy of the community is extended. P.E.I. papers please copy [Date of Death was March 24, 1911 and this article was the Sydney Post or Record, shortly thereafter.] Sydney Post , March 25, 1911 - Arthur G. Cairns died yesterday at the home of his mother, Townsend St. He was in his 27th year. His mother, two sisters and two brothers survive. One of the sisters is Mrs. Neil Beaton, of this city. Another is Mrs. John M. MacKinnon, resides in Murray Harbour P.E.I. the two brothers, John and Spencer, and are both in Sydney. The remains will be taken to Montague P.E.I. on Monday morning. NOTICE - All Members of N. Clarke Wallace L.O.L., No.1635 are requested to meet in their lodge room at * p.m. Saturday march 25th to make arrangements for the funeral of the late Bro.A.G. Cairns .By Order of the D.M. D.J.Ferguson Rec-Secty Sydney Post or Record Ken Cairns

Libus Mrs. Khalil Libus 1/22/1912 1/21/1912 "The Sydney Post Record - January 22, 1912 DIED There died at the home residence 260 Townsend street Sunday morning, Jan. 21, Mrs. Khalil Libus, aged 58 years. FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral of Mrs. Khalil Libbus will take place from Sacred heart church, Tuesday morning Jan. 23 at nine o'clock." (Death Notice and Funeral Notice in The Sydney Post Record dated January 22, 1912.) Sydney Post Terry Ann Libbus Hearn

Chan Anna Louise Belle Chan 7/4/1912
The young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Chan who accidently fell out of the window of her uncle's, Andrew McDonnell died of injuries yesterday at St. Joseph's hospital. The case is particularly sad one, as the parents were only spending a vacation in Glace Bay having arrived from New York a short time ago.[Comment from Maureen McNeil:  Does anyone have an Andrew McDonnell in their family tree? He had a sister, Bella, married to Joseph T. S. Chan of New York. Is this familiar to anyone? Bella and Joseph had a daughter Anna Louise Belle age 5yr. who is buried at St. Anne's Cemetery in Glace Bay.] The Sydney Record page 8 Maureen McNeil

McIsaac Alex R. McIsaac 7/6/1912
Death of Alex R. McIsaac has cast a gloom over the community and among his fellow members of the Cape Breton Electric Company. The young man in his prime, age 31 years of age, married to Christie McIntosh of St. Peters. He is survived by his wife, three children, three brothers and thre sisters. The brothers are Roderick of Rhodes Curry Co., Jack of Cape Breton Electric Company and Allan of Buckport Maine, sisters, Mrs. Brine of L'Ardoise, Kate McIsaac of Boston and Flora McIsaac of Boston. Funeral takes place from his residence on Sunday for Sacred Heart Church. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Ellis Alf H. Ellis 7/16/1912
Death of Alf Ellis who died yesterday Jul.15, yesterday in the 62 years of his age. Alf H. Ellis was born 19 Dec. 1859 son of William H. Ellis of St. John's Newfoundland. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Albert C.; Thomas H.; and Harold G. of this city; brothers, George R., Toronto, William, Medicine Hat; half-sisters, Mrs. Nutting Fraser, Mrs. A.E. Smith and Miss Florence Cowan of this city. Mr. Archibald Ellis, New York is a half-brother. Mr. Ellis was well known in Sydney and Cape Breton towns. The Sydney Record from the St. John's Telegraph Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Capt. J. MacDonald 7/17/1912
Capt. J. MacDonald dead of Winthrop, Mass formerly of West Bay died in Winthrop last week. Capt. J. MacDonald was the son of the late Capt. John MacDonald who died recently in Boston at the age of 104. The son had been in poor health for some time previous to his demise. On Tuesday of last week he was overcome by the oppressive heat. He leaves two sons, Capt. Angus who is a seafaring man and Capt. Allan of the Boston fire brigade. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

White James White 9/2/1912

Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

McSween Neil McSween 9/16/1912 9/14/1912 Monday, September 16, 1912 Sydney Daily Post Sudden Death At Ball's Creek North Sydney, Sept. 14 - Neil McSween, well-known resident of Ball's Creek, was found unconscious near his home last night. He had gone out to look for his cattle, and as he did not return a search was instituted. He was taken home, and medical assistance summoned, but he passed away this morning. Mr. McSween was a well-to-do farmer, and very well-known throughtout the county. He was about fifty-five years old. - Wednesday, September 18, 1912 Sydney Daily Post Whats Doing At North Sydney North Sydney, Sept. 17 - An inquest into the cause of the death of Neil McSween, who was found unconscious near his home at Ball's Creek on Friday evening last, was held at the place yesterday, and a verdict of death from natural causes returned by the jury. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

McRitchie Hugh McRitchie 9/17/1912 9/16/1912 Tuesday, September 17, 1912 Sydney Daily Post News Of The City C. B. Boy Died At Halifax The death occurred yesterday (15th) at the Victoria General Hospital, of Hugh McRitchie, aged seventeen years. The body will be sent to Little Narrows, C. B., for interment. - Chronicle. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Gillis Peter Gillis 3/13/1913
AN ELECTRIC SHOCK KILLS YOUNG MAN Peter Gillis Comes in Contact with Electric Light Wire at No. 2 Glace Bay, March 11 - A very sad fatality occurred in Dominion No. 2 colliery this morning when Peter Gillis, the 17 year old son of Michael L. Gillis, Main Street, was instantly killed by an electric current of 2200 volts passing through his body. He was engaged as chain runner and came into contact with one of the wires of the electric light system. The voltage not being such as to cause death under ordinary circumstances it was thought life was not extinct but life restoring apparatus was used for over two hours without avail. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole town, and more particularly as the mother of the deceased is bedridden with an incurable disease. The family came here from Beaver Cove a number of years ago.
Tricia (Gillis) Senior

McRae R. D. McRae 7/4/1913
R D MCRAE, ESQ, J.P. - It is with deep regret we chronicle today the death of our fellow citizen, R D McRae, Esq., senior partner of the firm of Messrs. R.D. McRae & Sons, which sad event took place on Sunday morning last. Mr McRae had been in failing health to some extent for several years, the past three or four especially; but the sudden attack of paralysis three weeks ago from which he never perceptibly rallied came as a more or less shock to his family, friends and the community. The funeral took place on Tuesday last, the brethren of Lodge Harbor Grace, F. & A. M., of which he was one of the oldest members, besides a large number of sympathising citizens followed his remains to their last resting place in the C. of E. cemetery, the Revs. F Smart and C M Sticklings performing the last offices. Mr McRae was of Scotch parentage, a native of Boularderie, Cape Breton, and was in his 67th year. He came to this country, a lad of 14 years, and entered the service of Mr James S Rutherford of St. John´s, Merchant where he remained three years. He then came to Harbor Grace, and became a clerk with Messrs. Rutherford Brothers here. Two years or so after he entered the employ of Messrs. Punton & Munn (afterwards John Munn & Co.) with whom he remained for over 30 years. His great energy and his business capacity here found scope for their exercise, and his experience as the agent of the firm at different stations on the Labrador, at Grady chiefly, stood him in good stead, so that when after the Crash of 1894 and after four years of partnership in the fishery supply and export business with Messrs Dugald and A G Munn, Grady and vicinity became the scene of his activities, he built up there the very prosperous and highly remunerative fish business that the many well wishers of his sons, - who have been his partners for several years past and actively engaged in its management - trust may be attended with the same signal success as has hitherto distinguished it. The extensive Harbor Grace premises of the firm on the historic Beach were acquired a few years later. Mr McRae was a son of the late John McRae one of the good old Hielan´ stock, a native of Applecross, Rosshire, Scotland, who with his wife also a McRae, and his eldest children came out close on seventy years ago, to Cape Breton, as did many of their compatriots from time to time to found there a new Highland Scotland, more Gaelic than old Scotland itself. They settled at Boularderie where a year or two after their arrival, their son Roderick was born. There still lives on the family farm his eldest brother Donald, an octogenarian, hale and hearty, an elder in the Gaelic church four miles away, to which he prefers to walk every Sunday that is at all fit, disdaining the use of the family carriage. Another sister, Mrs James McAulay, also lives in Boularderie, whose son Philip, came down this week to see his uncle and only learned on his way across the country that he was dead, and who left yesterday to hurry home to prevent the sad news reaching his mother without due preparation. A second sister, Mrs Duncan Campbell lives in Kansas. Mr McRae´s elder brothers, Farquhar and Philip, the latter of whom was book-keeper at Rutherford Brothers when Roderick came to Harbor Grace, but who returned home again some time afterwards, and his sister, Mrs P McRae passed away before him. A very large number of nephews and nieces and other relatives keep the family names and traditions alive. He leaves behind him in Harbor Grace a widow nee Miss Mary Higgins, whom he married in 1871, daughter of the late Thomas Higgins, Esq., - that big hearted man whose name is a synonym for open handed hospitality and kindness to the poor - besides two sons John and Frank, and one daughter Ida. To all these, the Standard extends its deep sympathy. [courtesy of Mary Ann Burrows] Harbor Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser R. Fraser

MacDonald Jennie MacDonald 8/18/1913 8/8/1913 Monday, August 18, 1913 Sydney Daily Post News Notes From Gillisville The death took place at MacAdam's Lake on the evening of the 8th inst of Jennie, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex A. MacDonald after an illness of about two months. The deceased was a bright young girl and was loved by all her friends. She was in her 11th year of her age. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her sorrowing parents four brothers and four sisters. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Cameron Margaret Cameron 12/18/1913
- At Judique Nov.1913, Mrs. Margaret Cameron widow of the late John D. Cameron, in her 85th year; of five sons and three daughters, one daughter survives, Mrs. Angus MacMaster of Inverness. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Matheson Duncan Matheson 12/18/1913
After an illness of only three days Duncan Matheson, master mariner and shop keeper in turn, died at 3:30 A.M., Friday last, aged 84 years, 1 month and 11 days. Death was caused by lobular pneumonia. The deceased was the son of John and Catherine Matheson and was born in Grand River, C.B., where he lived in childhood. He came to the States at the age of seven- teen years ( two years after the death of his father ) and made his first fishing trip from a Massachusetts port that season, sailing from Beverly, it is said. The following year found him engaged in the same fishery, but sailing out of Provincetown, and from that time until the close of his life he continued a resident of this town. We have heard it stated that he was the second man of Nova Scotian birth to make home in Provincetown. It is known that he came here about the year 1847 and that for a period of forty years thereafter made annual voyage to the banks of Newfoundland after cod during the summer months, passing the winter months on vessels engaged in foreign and coasting trade. He became master at a comparatively early age and thereafter commanded some of the finest vessels of the Grand Banks fleet fitted at this port. Of Grand Banks Salt Cod fishermen he commanded schooners B.F.Sparks; Charles H. Hodgden,Nellie Swift,Leon S. Swift ( the latter craft was built for captaincy ), and others and was for years recognized as one of the most successful masters sailing in that fishery out of Provincetown. Sailing in June one year early in the 80s he brought his vessel , the Leon S. Swift , into port, with a full fare of salted cod under hatches, in the phenomenally quick time of exactly two months. The decadence of the Grand Banks codfishery, about 1889, occasioned his retirement from a work in which he had given service for 50 consecutive seasons, but no interruption of his activities . Immediately he engaged in the coasting trade, sailing thereafter for a number of years as a transient master on vessels whose regular skippers desired, or were obliged, to stay ashore for a while, and his employment along this line was fairly steady. Twice during this period of sea-going he experienced great hardship , his vessels : Edith McIntyre and Annie Amsden receiving heavy pummeling from the gales. While he was master of the McIntyre, bound from Baracoa to Philadelphia with cocoanuts, in August, 1893, that craft was overwhelmed and nearly destroyed by a hurricane encountered off Cape Hatteras. One sea that over-rode the schooner carried away both masts and swept the deck clean of all its furnishings, nothing remaining after its passage, except the fore-staysail boom. Upon the subsidence of that hurricane the 64-year-old skipper found himself in charge of a sheer hulk destitute of provisions and small boat and with one man of his crew dying of injuries sustained during the height of the storm. Towed by a tramp steamer that providentially appeared a day or two after the wreck , the McIntyre was brought northward for a while, when the steamer captain announced his inability to longer hold the wrecked vessel , but offered to take off her crew. Capt. Matheson refused to leave his vessel. He asked for the loan, or gift of a yawl, with which to effect escape from his wrecked vessel in the event of her sinking , and, his request being granted, remained with his men , on a dismasted hull , far from land, waiting for aid from some quarter. His pluck and patience were rewarded by the coming of another craft that succeeded in bringing him and his vessel in tow to Boston some time later. About ten years ago the veteran sea captain ended his ocean voyaging. From that time until the day of his prostration by the illness that ended a life remarkable for its industry, he was busily engaged at his little tobacco and candy shop at the town's center. For many years Capt. Matheson's acquaintances have marvelled at his virility. He seemed wondrously immune to the ravages of time. Fresh colored , unwrinkled, possessed of a shock of curly hair, whose mass revealed scarcely a silver thread , and retaining in large measure the agility of his early years , his toughened physique enabled him at the age of 84 to perform work that would tire fifty per cent of fifty- year-old men. He was easily the youngest-looking 84-year-old man Provincetown has known , and his mind was as clear, his memory as retentive as a half century ago. Duncan Matheson, was charitable and loyal to his friends and convictions. His friends were many. Funeral services over his remains were held at 2 p.m.on Sunday last at the home of his son , Capt. John A. Matheson. A large company , including a big delegation from King Hiram's Lodge , A.F.A.M., of which the deceased was a member, attended The Advocate : Provincetown, Mass Joyce Coleman

McLeod John Ban McLeod 12/18/1913
Died at St. Rose, Inverness Co. Dec.8,1913, John Ban McLeod in his 92 year of his age, last but not least of the Galscich of his generation here. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacDonald John A. MacDonald 12/25/1913
- John A. MacDonald, Port Hood, one of the communities most esteemed citizens. Mr. MacDonald was a lighthouse keeper for 33 years. He was a brother of Senator MacDonald of Glace Bay The Casket Maureen McNeil

McDonald Annabell McDonald 12/25/1913
- Inverness, Annabell beloved wife of Gabriel A. McDonald died Dec.16,1913. Daughter of the late James J. MacLean, Esq., teacher of Long Pt. She was about 27 years of age and is survived by her husband, three infant children and her mother who lives in the United States. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Smith Christopher Smith 12/25/1913
- Died at Port Hood, Dec.17,1913, Christopher Smith in his 70 th year. Son of the late Hon. Peter Smyth, he was educated at St. F.X. and then engaged in business in his native town. He leaves a widow, formerly Eileen Somers of Antigonish, four sons and four daughters. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McKinnon Angus F. McKinnon 1/1/1914
- At Christmas Island, the death of Angus F. McKinnon, Dec.22,1913, one of the oldest and most respected parishioners in his 85 th year of his life. Survived by his wife; five sons and three daughters. They are: Neil; Roderick; Joseph; Edward on the old homestead; Dan in Newton, Mass.; Mrs. King, Boston; Mrs. King, Newton, Mass.; and Mrs, Hins, Reserve Mines. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McNeil Ann McNeil 1/1/1914
- Death at Hay Cove, Richmond Co. Dec.26,1913, Ann, wife of Michael L. McNeil age 57 after an illness of three days. Surviving are her husband, three sons; three daughters and five brothers. VICTORIA COUNTY DEATHS Maureen McNeil

Doyle Jerome A. Doyle 1/8/1914
- Died at Mabou Harbour on 31 Dec.1913, after a long illness, Jerome A. Doyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Doyle. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Margaret MacDonald 1/8/1914
- Died on Jan.3,1914, Miss Margaret MacDonald of Port Hood, born in Broad Cove 65 years ago. She lived in Port Hood the last twenty years. Two brothers and three sisters survive. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McIsaac John McIsaac 1/15/1914
- Died Dec,30,1913, John McIsaac at Mabou, one of the oldest residents. He leaves a widow, one daughter, six sons and a brother. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Cameron Alexander R. Cameron 1/19/1914
- At Castle Bay, on the 13 instrument, Alexander R. Cameron, merchant in his 37 th year of age, son of Ronald Cameron, (Roanall Alasdair). Survived by his mother, father, a young wife, one brother, three sisters. He died of Bright's Disease of the Kidney. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Ryan Margaret Ryan 1/19/1914
- Died at Regan, Codroy Valley, Nfld., at the home of her son in law, Michael Farrell on Jan.10,1914, Margaret Ryan, relict of the late James Dowey, in her 92 nd year of her age. Of a family of twelve, nine survive and two brothers. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Beaton John D. Beaton 1/22/1914
- Died at Mabou on Sept 19, at the age of 29, John D. Beaton, son of the late Donald Beaton, mason. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Archy John Isaac Archy 2/14/1914
- Died at Rear Judique on Dec.24,1913, John Isaac ?? Archy in his 78 th year. He leaves four brothers, two sisters, two sons and two daughters. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacDonnell Euphemia Ann MacDonnell 2/14/1914
- Died at SW Margaree, Euphemia Ann MacDonnell, daughter of Dougald MacDonnell age 15 years. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Johnston Kate Johnston 2/19/1914
- Died on Feb.9 th at Johnstons Harbour after a lingering illness, Kate Johnston, in her 89 th year. Two sisters and three brothers survive. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McDonald Jos. R. McDonald 2/19/1914
- On Jan. 24, last, of Dominion, C.B. Jos R. McDonald, son of the late Ronald McDonald of Gillis Lake. The deceased was in his 33 rd, year. Death occurred after an illness of seven weeks. He is mourned not only by the relatives, and by an unusually large circle of friends to whom he had endeared himself by his sterling qualities. A resident of Dominion for over twelve years, the esteem, in which he was held is evident by the exceptionally large numbers that followed his remains to the grave. The procession was lead by members of the local Branch of the C.M.B.A., of which he was a member. Mass and the funeral services were held by Rev. Chas. W. MacDonald. He leaves three brothers and ? sisters to mourn his loss. RIP The Casket Maureen McNeil

Burke David Burke 2/26/1914
- At Inverness on Jan.25, David Burke in his 79 th year of his age. He has been in ailing health for over a year. He leaves to mourn, a widow, three sons and four daughters. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacLellan Ranold MacLellan 2/26/1914
- Death at SW Margaree on Feb.16,1914 of Ranold MacLellan (Rory's son) in his 7? th year, known as Ranald the Blacksmith. His wife and children predeceased him, but three sons and four daughter survive. The Casket Maureen McNeil

MacNeil Roderick H. MacNeil 2/26/1914
- Roderick H. MacNeil, 83, of Gillis Pt., East Victoria County, C.B. died on Feb.19. He is survived by his widow, two sons and four daughters. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McIsaac John McIsaac 2/26/1914
- At Whitney Pier, C.B. on the 14 th last, in his 79 th year of his age, John McIsaac (Ian Doue). Born in Moidart, Scotland, he came to this country at the age of eight years and lived at Giant's Lake, Guysborough Co., where he had experienced the hardships accidental to pioneer life, raising a family of five daughters who survive him, and who gently and lovingly took care of him in his declining years. His remains were brought from Whitney Pier to Giant's Lake on the 16 th where he will rest beside his faithful wife, who predeceased him seven years ago, in Giant Lake Cemetery. Sympathy to his daughters, a brother and a sister, the sole survivors of a large family of one of the first settlers of Giant's Lake. Domhual Mor. RIP The Casket Maureen McNeil

Henley Mrs. Neil Henley 3/5/1914
Death at S. Judique Feb.23,1914 of Mrs. Neil Henley, age 96. She leaves three sons and three daughters. Her husband predeceased thirty-eight years ago. She is buried beside her husband. The Casket Mar. 5, 1914 Maureen McNeil

McDonald Mary McDonald 3/5/1914
- At St. Columba 288 Feb. , aged 47 years after a short illness, Mary, daughter of John McDonald, Post Master, and widow of the late Malcolm McDonald of Upper Washabuck. Her parents, one brother and four sisters survive her, besides an only son, who was left fatherless at an early age. The Casket Maureen McNeil

McInnis Jessie McInnis 3/5/1914
- Death on 25 Jan.1914 of Jessie McInnis age 91, last surviving member of the family of the late Alexander McInnis, (Alasdair MacRhob) of whom there were eleven children. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Currie Hugh Currie 3/14/1914
- Death at Upper Grand Mira on Jan.3,1914 of Hugh Currie at age 78 years. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Sampson William F. Sampson 3/14/1914
- Death at L'Ardoise on Nov.8,1913 of William F. Sampson of Tuberculosis in his age of ? 89 years. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. The Casket Maureen McNeil

Devison Mrs. Roddie Devison 3/16/1914
The death occurred at New Waterford yesterday of Mrs. Roddie Devison age 23 formerly Miss McMullin of Stirling. The deceased had only been sick a short while, a cold and a slight attack of pneumonia being the cause of death. Besides her husband she is survived by two small children, a boy and a girl, five brothers and one sister. The brothers are: Johnnie, Angus, Alex, Mickey, and John Joe and one sister Annie Mae who all reside at home. The remains will be taken by hearse from New Waterford tomorrow and interred in St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay. Mrs. Devison was well and favourably known here and her death at such an early age is greatly regretted by a large circle of friends. The Sydney Record - page 5 Maureen McNeil

MacNeil John W. MacNeil 3/16/1914
– MINER KILLED AT NUMBER 2 - John W. MacNeil a miner working at Dominion No.2 was killed at about 11 o’clock this morning by a fall of coal. The victim of the accident was badly crushed and death was instaneous. MacNeil who was unmarried was aged about 28 and came from the rear of Christmas Island. His brother who was working near him at the time escaped uninjured. Allan McNeil, a miner working at Caledonia was injured this morning by a fall of coal, but not seriously. The Sydney Record -March 17, 1914 – Condition of Allan MacNeil of Caledonia who was injured in that mine accident yesterday by a fall of coal is more seriously injured than first thought and his chances of recovery are very grave. Several of his ribs are broken and his sholder blade and base of his skull fractured. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

McNeil Michael R. or B. McNeil 3/19/1914
– Sudden Death at Aberdeen – Michael R or B McNeil a miner employed at New Aberdeen No. 2 Colliery dropped dead on the street this morning. Heart failure is said to be the cause. He was in the 55th year of his age and leaves a widow and several of a family. He was a native of Grand Narrows. An inquest will be held. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

MacKenzie Donald H. MacKenzie 3/23/1914
– The funeral of late Donald H. MacKenzie took place of residence yesterday and was largely attended. Members of the Masonic order of which the deceased was a valued and prominent member attended in a body. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Simpson Alex Simpson 3/23/1914
- Funeral of Alex Simpson – The funeral of the late Alex Simpson who was killed instantly in the Stellarton mine and whose remains arrived home Saturday afternoon was held yesterday morning leaving the home of his parents at 8:30. Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Dr. Thompson, P.P. afterwhich the remains were interred in St. Anne’s Cemetery. The deceased was employed in the mines as a road maker and while at work was taken unaware by a full trip of coal coming up the headway and was struck and instantly killed. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Taylor James R. Taylor 3/23/1914
– Glace Bay on March 16,1914 – The death occurred at Broughton yesterday of James R. Taylor age 66 years and a former resident of Dominion No. 3. He is survived by his wife and grown up boys and girls. The funeral will take place Wednesday. Interment being at Lakeview Cemetery, Caledonia. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. E.B.Spurr, pastor of St. Mary’s Church. The Sydney Record - page 5 Maureen McNeil

Devoe Mrs. Charles Devoe 3/28/1914
– Burned to death – Word was received at Glace Bay yesterday by Marcellain Porrier to the effect that Mrs. Charles Devoe of Cheticamp, Inverness Co., was burned to death in her home Tuesday evening by the upsetting of a lamp and it was with difficulty that the home was saved. Mrs. Devoe had many friends around the collieries and greatly regret her sudden and tragic demise. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Williams Effie Williams 3/31/1914
– Miss Effie Williams, daughter of Matt Williams was severely wounded from a bullet from a 22 calibre rifle accidently fired by John Quann. Miss Williams it appears was in the kitchen at the Quann home and Quann was working on the roof of the same building, when the rifle which he had with him, accidently went off, the shot went throught the window sticking the woman in the breast just above the lung. She was removed to St. Joseph’s Hospital where Dr. Calder attended. She is not in serious condition and will recover. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

McKinnon Hugh McKinnon 5/15/1914 5/14/1914 Friday, May 15, 1914...Sydney Daily Post City and General Notes U. S. Cival War Veteran Dead - HUGH McKINNON, a native of Mira, and a veteran of the American cival war, died yesterday at Ashby. He was 58 years of age.He went to the United States over 50 years ago and joined the army of the north served in practically every compaing of the war. His remisalaceness of that struggle were numerous and vivld. He was in receipt of a penelon from the U. S. government. Mr. McKinnon who was unmarried lived with his sister Miss Jessie McKinnon. His remaining relatives are two brothers living at Mira and a sister, Mrs. John McKinnon of Framboise. He also leaves a grand-nephew who lived with him. After the war he went to Boston and later came to East Bay, from where he moved to Sydney some years ago. The funeral takes place to Mira. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Sullivan Susan Sullivan 6/20/1914
Glace Bay, June 20 - The death took place at five o'clock this morning at her home Lower Main Street, of Mrs. Susan Sullivan, one of Glace Bay's highly esteemed and much respected old ladies, at the age of 62 years. The deceased has been confined to her bed the past five months and death was not unexpected. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of her death. She is survived by a family of three sons and five daughters. The daughters are, Mrs. J.W. Devison, West Virginia; Mrs. Aubrey Stephens, Dominion # 1; and the Missess, Emma, Bridie and Laura at home. The sons are Doctor M.T., New Aberdeen; Dr. John L., Veterinary Surgeon, Glace Bay, and Philip of the Boston Police force. Her husband predeceased her fourteen years ago. The deceased was a woman of many excellant traits of character and deep condolance goes out to the family in their sad bereavement. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed owning to awaiting word from Philip in Boston, who is expected to arrive home for the funeral. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Campbell Catherine Campbell 6/23/1914
Death of Mrs. Catherine Campbell took place at the home of her daughter Mrs. Daniel Morrison, Bridgeport's oldest residents. Death was due to infirmities of old age. The remains will be taken to East Bay for interment. The Sydney Mirror Maureen McNeil

Flynn Thos Flynn 6/29/1914
Death of Mr. Thos Flynn, age 52 died at home at Whalen's Crossing last evening after an illness of one month of cancer. The deceased is survived by a widow and a grown-up family, of three sons and four daughters. The daughters are, Mrs. Dan C. McNeil, Glace Bay; Mrs. Tom MacKenzie and Mrs. Dan McInnis and Mrs. Neil McInnis all of McKay's Corner. The sons are Joe, New Waterford, Phonse and Dan J. at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, leaving his late residence at 8:15 am and interment will be made in Reserve Mines Cemetery. The Sydney Mirror Maureen McNeil

Joyce Patrick Joyce 8/6/1914
Death of Patrick Joyce - There passed away last evening one of the oldest and best known of Halifax citizens. Patrick Joyce, at the age of 85 years, after an illness of one week. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Joyce who came to Halifax in 1847, from County Cork, Ireland was one of the pioneer bakers of this city conducting a business, near the corner of Duke St. from which he retired some fourty years ago. He had a wonderful memory and could recount many interesting tales of old Halifax. His wife who died some time ago, was the daughter of Daniel Keleber, a well known school master of this city. He leaves one brother, Maurice Joyce, engraving company of Washington and three children John M. at Barnastead's drug store; Redmond in the United States and Katherine, wife of C.J. Mulcabey of the Customs Staff at Halifax. The interment will be made at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday afternoon at 2 pm. The Sydney Daily Post Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Ewan MacDonald 11/19/1914
On Tuesday evening, November 17th, Ewan MacDonald, an old and respected resident of Marion Bridge, died after a few short hours illness. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. MacDonald was born in North Uist, Scotland and was in his 78 year. He is survived by a widow, five sons and three daughters who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Funeral on Friday at 11 a.m. at Marion Bridge. Sydney Daily Post Donald A. Snow

McKenzie William McKenzie 1/28/1915
Dec 1914, res. Limestone Hill, Waipu, William, late of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, aged 88. [AWN 28.01.1915] Sydney Record p 1 Ann { MacDonald ] Batten

Morrison Charles Morrison 2/26/1915 2/26/1915 Obituary: Charles Morrison, North Shore Leader, February 26, 1915: "The death took place at his home, Lower King Street, early Monday morning of Charles Morrison after a lingering illness of over a year from cancer of the throat. Deceased was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, seventy-six years ago, and has been a resident of the Miramichi for forty-five years. He was a stonemason by trade and a good workman. The news of his death, although not unexpected, will be read with regret and much sympathy is extended to his wife and family in their bereavement. Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife (nee Mary Gillis of Red Bank), two sons James and Ronald, Nelson, and two daughters (Lottie) Mrs. Bowden, Newburyport, Mass. And (Effie) Mrs. Ferguson, Lynn, Mass. Also surviving are two brothers, John and Michael, residing in Sydney and a sister, Mrs. James MacDonald in Amherst, and another sister in Sydney. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock when requiem was sung by Rev. P. W. Dixon. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Messers, James Keane, Patrick Keane, Allan McIntyre, Alexander Fitzgerald, Michael Reynolds and William Hogan." North Shore Leader Bernie Morrison
Date of death not indicated, used date published for indexing purposes
McKenzie John McKenzie 3/4/1915
Mr. John McKenzie died on the 27th of February of diabetes, with the disease he had been afflicted fo many years. During the last six years he was confined to his bed and constantly suffering intense pain much of the time. He is survived by a widow, one son : Mr. Donald McKenzie of Lovell, four daughters, Mrs Jessie Engles,, Mrs Mary Rosenthal, Mrs Jennie Bangs of Provincetown and Mrs Flora Lee of Somerville. He also leaves four brothers and four sisters living in Provincetown. Mr. McKenzie was born in Beuladarie[sic], Cape Breton, the son of Donald and Mary, June 14, 1843. For the past fifty-two years he lived in Provincetown. During his residence here the deceased was successively engaged in sea-faring, lighthouse keeping, and teaming. His first employ after coming to this town was on one of the vessels of the Grand Banks fleet of salt cod fishermen. After a number of years in that work in the capacity of line wielder, sharesman or second hand, he commanded for a time vessels of which schooners Benjamin F. Rich and A. S. Wiley were two, in that fishery. He married Miss Flora McDonald, who survives him, January 7, 1869. After forsaking the sea he became assistant keeper at Race Point light, serving as such for some eight more years, leaving that service to conduct a personal teaming business in this town. His activities were terminated by the disease that caused his death. For the past fifty-two years he resided in Provincetown. All of us who have lived here contemporaneously know that he was a good citizen of our town during all his residence therein. We enjoyed his companionship, his friendship and we shall cherish his memory. The Advocate, Provincetown Mass Joyce Coleman

McCleave John McCleave 5/8/1915 5/7/1915 Saturday, May 8, 1915 Sydney Daily Post Page 7, 5th column Death of John McCleave The death of John McCleave, a resident of Sydney for some years occurred at his residence 317 Esplanade at 1.15 yesterday. The late Mr. McCleave who was 54 years old, leaves a wife and one son, Fred McCleave. The remains will be forwarded to Moncton on Sunday night for interment. & Monday, May 10, 1915 Sydney Daily Post City & General News Funeral of John McCleave The remains of the late John McCleave were removed from his late residence on the Esplanade last night and sent out on last night's express en route to Moncton where interment will take place. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Burke Daniel Burke 3/16/1916 3/10/1916 Thursday, March 16, 1916 The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Daniel Burke's Death GLOUCESTER, Mass., Times: - Daniel Burke passed away early Friday morning after an illness of four years, at the age of 56 years. Mr. Burke was a native of Arichat, Richmond Co., N.S., being the son of William and Elizabeth (LaBlanc) Burke, but he has resided here for over 25 years, and for 20 years he followed the fisheries, being obliged to give up on account of failing health. About four years ago, Mr. Burke went to Providence, R.I., in hopes of regaining his health, but he came back here about a year ago. Four months ago he went to the Chelsea Marine Hospital for treatment, but he failed to rally and death came Friday morning. The Morning Chronicle, Halifax G. Newbury

MacInnes Angus MacInnes 4/1/1918 3/30/1918 Monday, April 1, 1918 The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Deaths at Dartmouth DARTMOUTH, March 30 [2nd of 4 paras] The death occurred at the Military hospital this week, of Pte. Angus MacInnes, aged 22 years. He was a member of the first Nova Scotia Depot Battalion and belonged to Sydney whither the remains were sent for interment. The Morning Chronicle G. Newbury

Beatty Walter Beatty 6/12/1918 6/10/1918 Wednesday, June 12, 1918 Sydney Daily Post Local and General News Fatilily at North Sydney Falling from an ore car on which he was riding while enroute home from school Monday, Walter Beatty, 8-year-old of North Sydney had a leg amputed at the thigh and died shortly afterwards. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Johnstone Mrs. L. W. (Brown) Johnstone 6/12/1918 6/11/1918 Wednesday, June 12, 1918 Sydney Daily Post Death of Mrs. L. W. Johnstone The death occurred yesterday after a brief illness at her residence at Sydney Mines of Mrs. Johnstone, wife of Dr. L. W. Johnstone. Mrs. Johnstone, who was 49 years of age was a daughter of R. H. Brown of Halifax, one time general manager of the G.M.A. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Lewis, at the front, and a daughter at home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Thursday, June 13, 1918 Sydney Daily Post 2nd para under, Fatal Shooting At North Sydney [re Annie Thibo] Funeral of Mrs. Johnstone The funeral of Mrs. (Dr.) L. W. Johnstone took place this afternoon from her late residence at Sydney Mines, to Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. There was a large attendance, many from Sydney and North Sydney being present, as well as from Sydney Mines. Rev. Mr. Jenkins of Trinity Church, Sydney Mines, was the officating clergyman. Sydney Daily Post G. Newbury

Bagg Wilfred Bagg 2/12/1919 2/12/1919 Wednesday, February 12, 1919...The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Halifax Day By Day Pte. Bagg Accidentally Killed Mrs. Rebecca Bagg of North Sydney received the sad news of the accidental death in London on Thursday last of her son, Private Wilfred Bagg. The deceased was killed at the marble arch near the entrance to Hyde Park, London, by falling down a stairway. Before enlisting in the 85th he was employed in the W.U. cable office and afterwards going overseas was drafted into the 25th. He was 22 years of age, and besides his mother, leaves four sisters and three brothers, one of whom is overseas with the 185th. The Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S.

Date of death not noted, used published
Matheson Daniel J. Matheson 6/1/1920
Former Boulandarie Man Dead - Daniel J. Matheson, formerly of Boulandarie died at Greley, Colo. May eleventh, after a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia. The remains were brought to Victor where he resided for many years and was a member of the Victor Lodge of Elks. The funeral services were in charge of the members of the Lodge. The Rev. F.E. Stemme officiated. Mr. Matheson is survived by a family of three, Miss FLo and Mr. Frank, twins age 19 in Denver, Colo., and Mrs. George Coleman in North Sydney; also an aged father, two sisters and six brothers. Charles Matheson and wife; J.A.Matheson and WIfe, Denver attended the services.
Maureen McNeil

McDonald Thomas McDonald 6/5/1920
Dead As Result of Railway Accident At G.B. Thomas McDonald age 70 years died in hospital in Glace Bay as a result of being struck by a shunting train in the Sydney Louisbourg in the biggest town yesterday afternooon. The unfortunate man was returning home from work, when he attempted to cross the railroad tracks. He apparently did not notice the approch of a shunting engine with several cars attached, and before he could get out of danger was knocked down. One leg was so badly crushed that amputation was necessary and Mr. McDonald died three hours after reaching hospital. He is survived by four sons, Hughie, Dan, and Angus at home in Glace Bay; Archie in Toronto; Norman in the West and two daughters Rachel and Christine at home. The deceased was employed in the car shop. The Sydney Daily Post - Maureen McNeil

Landry Capt.Paul Landry 9/1/1920
Capt.Paul Landry, 89 years old, a retired sea captain, who in his time sailed all the seven seas and was in nearly every important port in the world, died at his former home and birth place at Arichat, Monday night. About five years ago he moved from Arichat to Halifax and recently he went on a trip from here to Sydney, coming back to Arichat, where he became ill and died. He is survived by his wife, seven sons and nine daughters. Three sons, Charles, Joseph and Wallace, live in Halifax; Peter and George in Arichat; Paul in Sydney, and Dan in Lethbridge, Alta. Three married daughters are in the city. Five sons saw service in the war. The funeral will be at Arichat tomorrow. Acadian Recorder Jacqueline Brousseau

Brown William Brown 9/11/1920
The funeral of William Brown will take place from his late residence 569 Alexandra street, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12th. Interment at Hardwood Cemetery. Sydney Daily Post p. 5 Janice Fralic-Brown

Wagner Mrs. James Wagner 9/11/1920
The death took place last evening at her home on Alexandra Street of Mrs. James Wagner, widow of the late James Wagner. She had been ill for some time and death came not unexpectedly. The deceased was in her ninetieth year and is the last of her family. Funeral will be under the direction of Lowden and Floyd. [Mother of Eliza Jane (Wagner) Brown.] Sydney Daily Post Janice Fralic-Brown

MacLean Neil MacLean 11/15/1920
Obit: Brother and Sister Die The death took place this week of Neil MacLean of Lorway Mines in his 78th year and after an illness of short duration. He is survived by two sons, Laughlin - superintendent of the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway and James - a conductor on the same line, also by one daughter, Mrs Munroe. A sister of the deceased, Mrs Archie MacLean, died yesterday at her home in Marion Bridge in her 60th year. The two deceased were an Uncle and Aunt of Mrs. JC Townsend of this city. The Sydney Post Anita McCabe

McNeil Kenneth McNeil 12/8/1920
Death of Kenneth McNeil - Old and well known resident age 87 died here yesterday evening at the home of his daughter Mrs. Paul MacMullin following a paralytic stroke sustained on the previous day. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Paul MacMullin and Mrs. Dan D. MacKenzie of town, Mrs. Michael Currie, New Waterford and Mrs. Coates of the US. Funeral Thursday at 3:30 pm. with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, McLeod's Road. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Campbell Bernard Campbell 1/3/1921
Death of Bernard Campbell occured Dec.31,1920 Chapel Hill in his 58th year. He leaves to mourn, his wife, a son Walter, a sister Mrs. Frank McGillivray and brothers, Edward and Peter in British Columbia, and Charles at home. Pallbearers were: J.W.MacKenzie; William Parsons; Murdock McNeil; Angus McDonald, Charles Phalen and Rod McAdam. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Marsh Dennis Marsh 1/3/1921
Funeral of Dennis Marsh was held Saturday afternoon from his home to St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Pallbearers were: James Howley, A.R.J.McDonald, Andrew Young, Alex McLeod, Allan McDonald and William Murphy. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

McKenzie Neil McKenzie 1/3/1921
Jan.3,1921 - Monday - The Glace Bay Gazette - Death of Neil McKenzie, McKay's Corner age 85 years old. He leaves a wife and two sons. Funeral Jan.4 at St. Anne's Church with burial in St. Anne's Cemetery. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Budgell Frank Budgell 1/7/1921
Death of Frank Budgell age 75 occured yesterday. Born in Newfoundland he leaves two sons Harry and Abraham of Table Head and a daughter, a brother and sister in Newfoundland. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Costey Mrs. Alex Costey 1/7/1921
Death of Mrs. Alex Costey, mother of police chief, George Costey died last evening at her home in Lochaber. She leaves five sons and three daughters. Her husband survives. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Phalen Andrew Phalen 1/7/1921
Death of Andrew Phalen - died at 8pm. Tuesday night. He leaves a wife, one daughter Mrs. Fry in the US; two stepchildren, Martin Howley of the CNR and Mrs. Howard Neville, Whitney Pier; brothers, Hugh, Edward, James, Patrick. Funeral will take place 9:15 am. Sunday. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Grace John Grace 1/21/1921
Death of John Grace died early yesterday at age 75 years. He leaves a wife three daughters and four sons. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Edwards Geo Edwards 1/28/1921
Death of Geo Edwards, Maple Ave., age 54 yr. from injuries sustained in the mine. He leaves a wife, four daughters and two sons, Minnie, Clara and Enid at home and Mrs. W. Shaw in town, sons, Warren and Ernest here. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Binder Simon Binder 1/29/1921
Death of Simon Binder of pneumonia, age 51 Thursday am. He leaves to mourn a wife, six sons and three daughters, Simon, John, Billie, George, Frederick, Edward, daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gramada, Windsor, Ont, Annie and Elizabeth at home, Interment in # 4 Cemetery. G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

McSorley B. McSorley 1/31/1921
Death of B. McSorley age 24, Jan.30, 1921 at St. Joseph's Hospital, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McSorley and grandfather, Anthony McKie, Sydney Mines, five sisters, Mrs. James Prendergast, North Sydney; Mrs. Fry, New Aberdeen; Mary, Kate and Rose at home;and a brother Joseph at home. Mr. McSorley was a returned soldier and had succumbed to a gas attack. He had been a patient at Camp Hill but for the last three months was at home. Funeral and burial 9:30 am. at St. John the Baptist Church and Cemetery. G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

Bissett George H. Bissett 2/16/1921
- OLDEST RESIDENT OF RICHMOND DIES George H. Bissett Passes away at the advanced age of 95 St. Peter’s - Geo. H. Bissett oldest resident of the county of Richmond died at River Bourgeois Tuesday evening in his 95th year of his age. Mr. Bissett was the son of the late George Bissett who was on of the merchant princes of a past generation. He was born in River Bourgeois January 22, 1827 and was educated at the Old St. Mary College, Halifax. He established a large mercantile and fishing business at River Bourgeois from which he retired some thirty-five years ago. Since the death of his wife three years ago, Mr. Bissett resided with M.J.MacNeil, inspector of schools and Mrs. MacNeil. Besides Mrs, MacNeil there is one daughter, Mrs. Durant in Halifax and another daughter residing in Providence, R.I. Alderman F.W.Bissett, Halifax is his eldest son. The others are: Dr. Ernest Bissett, Windsor, N.S.; George E. Bissett, residing here; Captains, A.R.; W.A.and James all in Vancouver, B.C. The late Dr. C.P. Bissett , M.P.P. was the seventh son of a family of nine sons and three daughters. The Sydney Record - page 5 Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Angus N MacDonald 4/2/1921
The death of Angus N MacDonald occurred at his home on Victoria Street, Glace Bay, on Friday. The deceased was formerly employed with the coal company as a carpenter. He is survived by his widow, three sons Daniel, Hugh and Norman and three daughters. Christina, Harriet, and Flora at home. The deceased is also survived by his mother, Mrs. McNeil Macdonald, of Glace Bay. The funeral will be held under the direction of the Orange Lodge. Sydney Record p 12 R. Fraser

MacDonald Jane MacDonald 4/2/1921
DIED IN MEDFORD There passed away at Medford, Massachusetts, on March 27th, Mrs Jane MacDonald, beloved wife of John R MacDonald, aged 73 years. The remains accompanied by Mrs MacDonald’s son and daughter, were brought from Medford to Boularderie where interment took place in the family lot. A very impressive service was conducted at the Medford home of the deceased’s daughter, Mrs. C L Bartlett, by Rev Norman MacQueen and also at Boularderie by Rev Dr John MacIntosh of Sydney. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss one sister at Boularderie and three daughters and two sons - Mrs. Bartlett, of Medford; Mrs Rod Morrison, Sydney; Mrs P C Thompson, of Philadelphia, Pa; John Philip MacDonald, of Seattle and Daniel MacDonald, of Lawrence, Mass. Of the deceased it truly must be said that she was of a cheerful Christian char acter. The sympathy of a host of friends goes out to the bereaved. Sydney Record p 12 R. Fraser

MacNeil Stephen MacNeil 4/14/1921
- Stephen MacNeil Esq. Died at his daughter’s Mrs. John R. McIsaac, Sydney on Easter Monday. He was born in June 1825 and so very nearly spanned the century. His father came from Glasgow, Scotland in 1802 and taking up land six miles of where the Boisdale church now stands, he called his home after the place of his birth, St. Mungo’s Englais Chu. (Beloved church). In those days there was a log school house at Boisdale. The teacher was Dougald Smith who later moved to Glendale, Iinverness, where he died. In summer, Stephen MacNeil and a companion did the six miles on foot and he used to tell of how they ran by where he later spent fifty seven years of his life. As Beaver Cove was then coille fruamach, forest primeval, the lads were afraid of the bears. In the winter when the weather was so servere, the boys lived in a camp they had built for themselves near the school-house. The writer asked the subject of this notice what branches were taught at this school and the reply was the three R’s. Of course with reading (from the bible), riting and rithmetic, there would be Christian doctrine. Stephen MacNeil later got to Sydney to attend school after which he taught at Long Island. Shenacadie and Christmas Island. During his youth he walked regularly from home to Christmas Islalnd, a distance of nine miles to hear and serve at mass on Sundays and holydays. In 1860, he began business as a general merchant at Beaver Cove. He married in 1862 and his wife died in 1868. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1864 and registrar of births and deaths in 1867. He was a Captain in the Militia and was called out in the Fenian Raid scare. He became post master in 1869 and resigned in 1901. He was a member of the first council of Cape Breton county and was elected for four consecutive terms. While very well read in several matters, his forte was genealogy and kindred subjects. His maternal uncle, John McSween, Iaim MacEobhainn ic Domhnull ic Thorluich Mhoir, gave him a good start on Scottish lore, and he never lost a chance to improve thereon. He enjoyed two things, as long as later generations can remember, praying and talking of Scotland and Scottish matters. He was real proud of his descent from the MacNeil. He was Stephen, son of James, son of Hector, of James, of Alexander, so of the Laird of Barra, Chief of the Clan MacNeil, Roderick IV of that ? ilk. When Father Campbell was giving his memorial series of Gaelic missions fourteen years ago, the aged Barraman surprised him in the extent and context of his knowledge of the things of over there and he kept exclaiming, nach cluinn sibh an duine, as the talk went on. When the writer was leaving for Laval, he was given the commission to inquire about the burial place of Roderick the Turbulent, the 5th. Roderick, Chief of the MacNeil, who was killed at the taking of Quebec. I saw Mgr. Laflamme about it and he sent me to Dr. Doughty, then at the provincial treasury, later chief archivist at Ottawa. Mr. Laflamme said that Mr. Doughty was at the time writing le dernier mot sur le prise de Quebec. Doctor Doughty looked up copies of war office documents and sure enough there was record of Roderick’s death September 15th, 1759, but finding the resting place Less easy task it were to show, Lord Marmion’s nameless grave and low. On the MacNeil, Stephen MacNeil was a living encyclopedia. It was due to him that the present priest at St. Margaret’s, PEI and myself were able to work out that we were 7th cousins in the MacNeil strain. I have a note written by him concering a little unpleasantness between the MacNeil and Clan Ronald in 1743. The Red Book of Clan Ronald hath it thus, the brave venomous MacNeil and the MacNeil retorts the invincible magnanimous MacNeil. The Highlander just gone home quotes, from Flora McIvor’s song: MacNeil of the Islands and May of the Lake, For hornor, for freedon for vengence and awake Revenge cover a multitude of sins, aig an um ud. In another, I am informed that Neil MacEachern, was my great granduncle and that Neil was Flora MacDonald’s boatman from Uist to Skye; and that Neil was the father of Stephen, James, Joseph MacDonald, Marshall of France and Duke of Tarentum. The man’s time was not all taken up with such airy stuff for he could write to his nephew preparing for the priesthood, Pray incessantly that God in his grace and wisdom may bestow on you the blessings requisite for bearing the cross of Christ in so subline and undertaking. He could pray for any length of time and enjoy it. No matter how late into the night the causerie continued, all all had to finish with the rosary, and litanies fivers; in the good old mother tongue. He never got reconciled to the new order of things brought about by the railway passing his door. It took everybody by, where as in other days, nearly every wayfarer dropped in and was refreshed. Three daughters survive their father, Reverend Sister Mary Stephen has been teaching thirty-nine years without a break in the public schools; Bessie was mentioned at the beginning of the note and Christy, Mrs. Ronald Nicholson, Boisdale Barrachois. After mass at St. Barra’s, Christmas Island, his remains were laid to rest beside the dust of his wife. His nephew Rev. Donald MacPherson said the mass and the prayers at the grave. Besides the pastor, Rev. A.R.MacDonald, Father Rod MacKenzie of Iona, and Father Ronald MacLean of New Aberdeen were present. O Dhia, a Chruthadair, agus a Shlanair nan creideach gu leir, thoir do dh’anam do sheirbhiseach lanmhathanas na pheacannon, ‘s biodh e a shaoradh bhuapa mar is deonach leis, tromh thoradh d’achanaiche diadhaidh-sa, a tha beo s’ a’ raighladh fad shaoghal nan saoghal. Amen. The Sydney Post-Record Maureen McNeil

McDonald Mrs. A. F. McDonald 4/19/1921
Death of Mrs. A.F. McDonald age 44 years this am. Besides her husband she is survived by four sons and two daughters, Mrs. McLeod and Mrs. Lupulian residing in the Hub. The sons are Angus, William, Thomas and Maddin. Interment in # 4 Cemetery. G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

McKinnon Mrs. Peter McKinnon 4/19/1921
Death of Mrs. Peter McKinnon, yesterday at 6pm., age 36 of Neville St., Dominion. She is survived by her husband and eight children. Funeral and burial Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. The G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

McDonald John McDonald 5/11/1921
The death of John McDonald occurred at his home in Millville, Boularderie, after a long illness. Deceased was formerly a resident of North Sydney and for a number of years conducted an extensive meat market and grocery store there. He leaves three daughter, Jessie, residing in the United States, Mrs George Cooke and Mrs A Steffins of Sydney Mines, also one son, Malcolm. ] [Sydney Record p 10 R. Fraser

McDonald Mrs. McDonald 7/2/1921
TAKEN TO ENGLISHTOWN The remains of Mrs McDonald, Whitney Pier, mother of Miss Rena McDonald, of McCurdy’s staff, were taken on Thursday to the deceased’s former home at Englishtown where the funeral will be held. The deceased was 85 years of age. Sydney Record p 12 R. Fraser

McKenzie Geo. H. McKenzie 7/2/1921
FORMER BADDECK MAN DIES IN CALIFORNIA AFTER LONG ILLNESS Baddeck (Special) - The death occurred suddenly at Elizabeth Lake, California, recently of Geo. H. McKenzie, of Baddeck, aged 23 years. Mr. McKenzie had been ill for some years and went to California three years ago for the benefit of his health. He was a man of exemplary life and sterling character. He leaves to mourn their sad loss a widow; his mother, Mrs. M. H. McKenzie, who has been visiting him for the past few months; one brother, John D. McKenzie in British Columbia, and one sister, Miss Katherine D. McKenzie private secretary to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. The funeral was held at Long Beach, California and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Bell, of the United Presbyterian church. Interment was made im Sunnyside cemetery. Among the many beautiful flowers were: Sheaf, mother and Mollie, sheaf, Mr and Mrs John D McAulay and family; roses, Jim, Joe and G G; sheaf, Mr and Mrs Angus Buchanan; cut flowers, Mr and Mrs G W Wood; Mr and Mrs Powell and Mr and Mrs Smith. Sydney Record p 12 R. Fraser

Morrison John Morrison 7/15/1921
VICTORIA COUNTY-- FORMER M.P.P. IS DEAD AT NORTH GUT The death of John Morrison, a former M.P.P. for Victoria county, occurred at his home at North Gut, St. Ann’s, on Thursday morning. The deceased was 92 years of age, and for some time previous to his demise had been suffering from muscular rheumatism. He was a Conservative in politics, and besides being one of Cape Breton’s oldest residents was also very prominent throughout the island. He was born at North Gut and resided there during his lifetime. He is survived by five daughters. Mrs Norman Morrison, Sydney River; Mrs Norman McAulay, North Gut; Mrs Angus McLeod and Mrs A G McLeod, of Sydney, and one son, Angus Morrison, of South Gut. Two wives, Anne Belle McLean and Katherine McKay, predeceased him. The funeral will be held at North Gut. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McLennan Alexander McLennan 7/20/1921
ALEXANDER MCLENNAN DIES AT NORTH RIVER Baddeck - (Special) - After a short illness the death took place at his home at North River of Alexander McLennan at the age of 80 years. A large circle of relatives and friends deeply regret his demise. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Fraser and interment took place in the North River cemetery. Sydney Record p 5 R. Fraser

Thompson Mrs. A. C. Thompson 7/20/1921
MRS THOMPSON’S DEATH CAUSE OF GREAT REGRET Special to The Sydney Record North Sydney - In the death of Mrs A C Thompson, Monday, the town lost one of its most prominent and highly esteemed ladies, one who had made her home here for the past forty years, a faithful member of St. Matthews church and always foremost in all good words and works. She was characterized by a ready sympathy for the unfortunate and her kindly nature endeared her to a very large circle of friends and acquaintances, to whom her passing is a matter of extreme regret. Fours sons survive W. S. Thompson, Secretay-Treas. Of the Thompson-Sutherland Company, Charles and L. M. also members of the firm, Dr. George of North Adams, Mass. and two daughters, Mrs George Munro of Westville and Mrs Robert LeMoine of this town. Sydney Record p 5 R. Fraser

Williams Elizabeth Williams 8/17/1921
Local News Notes - Nova Scotians Dead in U.S. Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, widow of Thomas L. Williams, died at Lowell last week. She was in her 78th year. Mrs. Williams was a native of Sydney, C.B. The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S. George Newbury

McLellan John W. McLellan 9/14/1921
DEATH DUE TO FALL - VIEW OF CORONER'S JURY John McLellan Probably Walking in Sleep at TIme of Fatality KRASWICKI'S STORY -- ? ? An Old Friend spent Night at Clergyman's House A verdict of accidental death was returned yesterday afternoon by the jury led by Coroner Townsend into the death of John McLellan, ?? New Glasgow civil engineer. An examination of the body of the deceased, and of the house of Rev. Kraswicki, the jury held an inquest ??de the following findings: (?decide) That John McLellan came to his death, from dislocation of the spine received from his accidental fall from the verandah roof at the home of Father Kraswicki, West St., Pier, on September 12th, 1921 between the hours of 1am and 6 am. Five witnesses gave evidence at the inquest, Dr. J.K. MacLeod, City Medical examiner; Fr. Lynch; Rev. Kwaswicki; officiers Michael Black and Mike MacDonald of the local police force. Dr. McLeod stated that the autospy shown death to have been caused by dislocation of the spine which could have been caused by the fall of the deceased from the veranda at Fr. Kraswicki's house. Other marks on the face, hands, all of a lessor nature could have been caused by his fall on be ????. A mark on the leg might have been caused by a limb striking the fence in the descent of the body. Father Kraswicki's Evidence - Father Kraswicki, the next witness, said the deceased with whom he had been on friendly terms for some time, called him on Monday by telephone and he had said that he was going to visit. He came to the house between nine and ten o''clock. They spent the evening in general conversation and the playing of several pieces on the violin requested by his guest. They went ?? at one o'clock in the morning, the deceased taking the front room. Father Kraswicki said that he was awakened at 6 o'clock by a knock on the front door, he thought at first it was a sick ??, opened the door and found his neighbor, a polander there, who told that there was a man lying on the sidewalk in front of the house and outside of the neighbors, saw a body and notified the police. A few ?minutes later he went upstairs with the intention of telling Mr. McLellan of the man. He round McLellan room ??. Thinking that his guest had gone down stairs, without his seeing him, he went below again. He failed to notice him in the crowd. He looked again at the body and noticed that the hair was the color of McLellan's. He then examined the body more closely and found it to be that of the deceased. Father Kraswicki's could not explain the accident other than advance the theory that McLellan had been walking in a nightmare and had fallen. Officier Black, night patrolman, told of their examination of the room of the deceased. They found nothing disturbed. Everything was apparently as it had been left by the deceased. ??Several large plants which were ??ding on chairs a few feet from the window sill were resting undisturbed. September 15,1921 - The funeral of John McLellan - The remains of the late John McLellan reposed in the Masonic Temple yesterday after the completion of the post mortem examination and the coroner's inquiry, Worshipful Brother, Neil McLellan, the Master of St. Andrew's Lodge of ancient, free and accepted Masons, called a communication of his Lodge to escort the remains of the deceased to the station. Quite a number of people lined the route and in the absence of Right Worshipful Brother F.L. Dixon, Brother Geo. MacDonald, marshaled the procession. There was a very large number of people passing the catafaique in the lodge rooms and a large number were also afforded the opportunity to view the remains at the station immediately before shipment to Orangedale, where the final obsequies will be carried out. ? Sircum Lodge of Whycocomagh will have charge of the funeral on arrival there, where the funeral takes place. September 20, 1921Funeral of Jack McLellan - Large Number Attend Qbsequies at Orangedale The funeral of the late John W. McLellan, who tragically met his death in this city on Sept 13 th. took place of Friday afternoon the 16 th in Orangedale, C.B., from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. McLellan, in charge of the Sircum Lodge at Whycocomagh. The service was very impressive, conducted by Rev. John Rose, pastor, and the deceased favorite hymn, Nearer My God to Thee was sung by all with the greatest solemnity. Following the service, the Masonic Order from Whycocomagh officiated. The procession was the largest witnessed in the district and scores of friends who have enjoyed his companionship, since his childhood, also many friends with whom he has been associated in Sydney, New Glasgow and Stellarton, came to pay their last tribute showing the esteem the deceased maintained. The pall bearers were: Hon. D. McLean; Mr. John McNeil; Mr. K. Matheson; Mr. J.A.McLean; Mr. Dan Ross; and Mr. Murdock Ross. The floral offerings were: Wilf and family, a pillow; father, mother and Stewart, a wreath; Belle, Rena and Jack, a broken circle; Mary and William Standing, a wreath; Mr. and Mrs. B. Bryson, a pillow; Lodge A.F.and A.M., Masonic Emblem; Acadia Coal Company Stellarton, Dr. McNutt and Mr. R. Murray, New Glasgow, a wreath; Mr. and Mrs. D.S.Morrison and D.J. McKinnon, Sydney, wreath; Friends from New Glasgow, a Cross; Miss M. Smith from New Glasgow a sheaf; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McLellan, New Glasgow, a sheaf; Mr. L.D.Deslaurie, Truro, cut flowers; Rev. Kraslsky, a wreath. The departed as a youth joined the civil engineering staff at the Dominion Coal Company, Glace Bay, after which he continued in the same profession at Cobalt, Ont.; and at the age of 22 years accepted a position as chief engineer at the Moroche Mining Co., Peru, S.A., which position he held until he came home on a visit to his parents and decided to remain at home. Later a position was offered to him from the C.N.R., which he held for a couple of years. The Nova Scotia Coal Company then asked for his services, which he accepted and worked his way up as chief mining engineer at Stellarton. Jack, as he always used the termed, was a man beloved by all, conscientious, painstaking and from a boy made every use of his opportunities. He was 35 years of age and leaves a widow and three children, formerly Miss Ida Bryson of Sydney. He leaves to mourn, Mr. and Mrs. P. McLellan; Mrs. ?Horag and Stewart at home; Mrs. W. Standing and Mrs. J. Farquharson of Sydney. The Sydney Post Sep. 20, 1921 Maureen McNeil

Townsend Mrs. William Townsend 9/14/1921
A CENTURIAN PASSES AWAY Mrs. William Townsend, Louisbourg, Died Saturday at the age of 103 - The death occurred on Saturday at Louisbourg of Mrs. William Townsend, at the remarkable age of 103 years. The lady who was practically the same age as the late Queen Victoria, celebrated her 103 rd birthday on May 19th last, when a family reunion was held at which several generations were represented, together with a large number of friends. Mrs. Townsend was active up until three weeks before her death and her memory was attentive unto the end. She was highly respected by all who knew her. A Christian woman of sterling character. He husband predeceased her several years ago. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. The sons are: Capt. William Townsend and Capt. Thos. Townsend, both of Louisbourg and the daughters are: Mrs. Addie, of Louisbourg and Mrs. Capt. Bagnell of this city. The funeral was held yesterday at Louisbourg. The Sydney Post - Maureen McNeil

McNeil Philip H. McNeil 9/15/1921
Baddeck, Sept. 14 - The funeral of the late Philip H. McNeil took place Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael Church. He was 61 years of age and was a man of kind and cheerful disposition., his presence will be sadly missed in his home and community. He was a member of the school commissioners for many years and had the ability to discharge his duties with a thoughtfulness which could scarcely be surpassed. The large number of people present showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. After High Requiem Mass sung by Rev. D.J.McIntosh and his remains were laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery. He is survived by a widow, one son and three daughters, to mourn their sad loss, Joe McNeil at home; Miss Sadie McNeil, a nurse in Boston; Louise and Christie at home. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

Smith Angus Smith 9/15/1921
Death of Angus Smith, an aged Resident of Tarbot - The death occurred at West Tarbot, of Angus Smith at the age of 83 years. The deceased was of a gentle, kind and hearty disposition, he made friends where ever he went. The funeral was held on Sunday and services were conducted by Rev. A, C. Fraser, his remains were laid to rest in North River Cemetery. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

MacInnis Malcolm MacInnis 12/6/1921
November 30, Baddeck...Malcolm MacInnis, Big Glen, Baddeck, died in Calgary, Alberta. He was buried at [Baddeck] Forks cemetery. He leaves two brothers and one sister. Sydney Post, R. Fraser

Morrison Dan K. Morrison 12/6/1921
Dan K Morrison of Kempt Head died last week in the Victoria General Hospital; he was 20 years old. Sydney Post, R. Fraser

Gillis Daniel Gillis 12/9/1921
Big Bank, Boularderie...Daniel Gillis age 83, died at his home yesterday. One son John, survives. Sydney Post R. Fraser

Ross Sarah Ross 12/9/1921
We report the death of Mrs Ross on November 16, last, at Broughton. Sarah, widow of John Ross, in her 82nd year. Born in Scotland, Mrs Ross came as a child. She is survived by one brother John MacRury of North Sydney and one sister Mrs Neil MacAulay, Catalone. Burial was in Black Brook cemetery with Rev M J MacLeod officiating. Sydney Post R. Fraser

Way Henry Way 12/9/1921
HENRY WAY, Returned Soldier Sydney Mines Dec 8- Henry Way, returned soldier, occured at Harbour View Hospital, Sydney Mines yesterday. Death had to do with his being gassed while in the front line during an engagement in Flanders. The late Mr Way was 34 years of age, and a son of John Way. He was married and leaves a family of three small children. Interment from Trinity (Anglican) Church on Sat urday and the remains will probably be buried with military honors. Sydney Post R. Fraser

McInnis Michael McInnis 1/4/1922
Death of Michael McInnis age 76 years on New Years Day. A resident of G.B. for forty years, he leaves a widow, two sons and four daughters, Joseph and Donald; daughters, Sister Mary Philip, St. Peter's Convent, Lowell, Mass.; Mrs. A. Ferguson, Mira; Mrs. R.C. MacAulay, Medford, Mass. and Mrs. W.L. Dulong, Wakefield Mass. Coastal Courier - Death of Michael McInnis age 76 years, resident of the town for fourty years, died on New Years day. He leaves to mourn, a widow, two sons and four daughters, sons, Joseph and Donald; daughters, Sister Mary Philip, St. Peter's Convent, Lowell, Mass; Mrs. A. Ferguson, Mira; Mrs. W.L. Dulong, Wakefield, Mass; Mrs. R.C.MacAulay, Medford, Mass. The G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

Gillis Mrs. A.W. Gillis 3/17/1922
The sudden death of Mrs. Alex W. Gillis at her home, George's River, March 17th, came as a great shock to the community. She was dearly beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Gillis was 71 years of age. Besides a sorrowing husband she leaves to mourn one son, John W. of Victoria, B.C., Mrs. J.K. Ross and Miss Muriel, Sydney., Mrs. J.P. Nuttall, Moncton. The funeral was held Sunday, the service being conducted by Mr. B. Dewit Earl, burial at Little Bras d'Or. The floral offerings were as follows: Broken circle, husband and family; wreath, Mr. McKenzie and Fraser; wreath, J.F. Merchants & Son; wreath, staff of Merchants; spray, Jack and Allister; spray, Mr. & Mrs. George Carmichael; cut flowers, Mrs. Tena Smith; wreath, J.W. Gillis & family. The Sydney Post Lynne Leard

McKenzie D. R. McKenzie 3/20/1922 3/20/1922 Monday, March 20, 1922...The Sydney Post Died In Los Angeles Mrs. E. W. Johnston, Vucan avenue received word of the death of her brother D. R. McKenzie at his home at Los Angeles, Cal., March 16th of influenza. Besides Mrs. Johnston he leaves one brother Benjamin at home, St. Georges Channel, Richmond county, and one brother and one sister in the United States. Sydney Post G. Newbury
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McPhee Marcela McPhee 3/20/1922 3/20/1922 Monday, March 20, 1922...The Sydney Post Estimable Lady Dies The death occurred at her home on Purves street, Sunday morning of Miss Marcella McPhee, a well known and estimable lady. She is survived by two sisters Miss Sarah at home and Mrs. O'Handley of Dominion No. 1 and two brothers James and Donald at home. Sydney Post G. Newbury
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Kemp Daniel Kemp 3/23/1922
The death occurred at the home of his son, Charles Kemp, North Sydney, last week of Daniel Kemp, after several months’ illness borne with Christian fortitude. The deceased was 82 years old and was a man of a genial and unassuming disposition, kind and charitable towards all his neighbors. He lived and died respected by all. Mr Kemp was for many years a resident of Kemp Head, Boularderie, and his remains were interred in Man-O-War Point cemetery, Boularderie on Saturday. The services at the house were conducted by Rev Kenneth N. Munro and at the graveside by Rev James Fraser, of Boularderie. He leaves a sorrowing widow, one daughter, Mrs Daniel A MacRae, in Glace Bay; two sons, Charles Kemp at home, and Murdoch Kemp, out west, to mourn their sad loss. Sydney Record p 3 March 23, 1922 R. Fraser

Martin Theodosia Ross Martin 3/29/1922
The Events for 1922 were transcribed by Chris Shelley with the help of John Baird. Reprinted courtesy of Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing Mrs. Thomas MARTIN, Theodosia ROSS, daughter of the late Joseph ROSS, was born in the beautiful Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, just 56 years ago and came with her parents as a young girl in her teens to St. John's. Here her life has been spent. There are very few of us whose names will live in the annals of fame, but all of us may live so as to enter into that eternal life which endures when fame is at the end. There was much of this spirit in Mrs. MARTIN, for eight years she was evangelistic superintendent of the W.C. T. U. and was responsible for a service every third Sunday at the Penitentiary. There she was particularly interested in the young women with loving care she followed their devious paths all over the city finding homes for them, collecting funds to forward them to their homes and in many ways blessing them. As a nurse, her ministrations will be gratefully remembered in scores of homes. When the hand of disease was laid on her last summer and all that the skill of physicians could do was not able to stay its progress, hers was still a life of absolute trust. Of her spirit, the words of Bathurst's fine hymn were emphatically true. That will not murmur nor complain Beneath the chastening rod But in the hour of grief or pain Can lean upon god A faith that keeps the narrow way Till life's last spark is fled. And, with a pure and Heavenly ray Lights up a dying bed. St. John's Daily News Bill Cook

Nicholson Alex H. Nicholson 4/7/1922
Late Alex H. Nicholson Buried at Boularderie Sydney Mines - Apr.4 - This afternoon late Alex H. Nicholson at Brookside was laid to rest. Pallbearers were the following brothers of the IOOF: A.A.Ferguson: Daniel Carey; James MacKeigan; Samuel Thompson; William Carey and James MacKay. Sydney Post Record Maureen McNeil

Nicholson Mrs. Kenneth Nicholson 4/20/1922
Baddeck News Baddeck - (Correspondence of The Record) - Word was received a few days ago by Mrs Daniel J Morrison of Baddeck Bay, that here sister, Mrs Kenneth Nicholson, had passed away recently in Hamot hospital, Erie, Pa., at the age of 64 years. The deceased has been in failing health for some time. All that medical skill and loving nursing could do was done for her, but without avail. She was a daughter of the late Murdoch MacIver, of Baddeck Bay, and had resided in Erie for 35 years. She leaves a sorrowing husband and one daughter. She is survived also by two sisters, Mrs Norman Carmichael, Whycocomagh, and Mrs Daniel J Morrison, Baddeck Bay. Interment took place in the City cemetery, Erie, Pa. Sydney Record p 10 R. Fraser

Nicholson Rev. D. J. Nicholson 5/17/1922
REV. D. J. NICHOLSON BURIED AT RESERVE MANY PAY LAST TRIBUTE TO WELL KNOWN CLERGYMAN Special to The Sydney Record - Reserve - The funeral of Rev. D. J. Nicholson took place on Friday afternoon, leaving his late residence at 3 o´clock. The death of Rev. Mr Nicholson which occurred at eight o´clock on Wednesday night, came as a surprise to most people here. Deceased had been suffering for several years from Bright´s disease, and while dangerously ill some time ago, had shown wonderful improvement the past several months. He was 47 years of age and a native of Jersey Cove, near Englishtown, Victoria County. He is survived by a wife and six children. Death occurred at the residence of his mother in law, Mrs Christina MacKay, widow of Dr. William MacKay. Rev Mr Nicholson came to Reserve about nine years ago and was pastor of Gordon Presbyterian church for five years. Resigned Charge - Ill health finally forced him to resign his charge and later Rev Mr Nicholson and family moved to Hopewell, where he acted as pastor for a time. Continued ill health, however, caused him to return with his family to Reserve where they took up residence at the home of Mrs MacKay. The late Mr Nicholson was a man of fine character and unusually popular with all classes and denominations here. His death is regretted, the sympathy of the community is tendered the bereaved family. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [d. 17 May 1922] Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

MacIver Murdock MacIver 6/8/1922
The death occurred at the home of her son, Murdock MacIver, at South Side Boularderie, recently, of Mr.[sic] Katherine MacIver, widow of the late Donald MacIver, of Baddeck, aged 85, following an illness of several months. The deceased was universally liked and respected both for her happy disposition and the exemplary character of her life. She is survived by one son, Murdock McIver, with whom she resided for some years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Fraser, and interment was made in the Big Hill Cemetery. Sydney Record p 9 R. Fraser

MacKinnon Catherine MacKinnon 6/22/1922
MOTHER OF 5 MINISTERS AND 2 DOCTORS DIES AT LAKE AINSLIE Special to the Sydney Record East Lake Ainslie - The death of Mrs. Catherine MacKinnon, widow of John MacKinnon, occurred at her home her, early Friday morning at the advanced age of 79 years. Although not enjoying good health for the past several months, Mrs. MacKinnon’s death was nevertheless unexpected, as she was in her usual health up to within a few hours of her death. She was a member of the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian church, from which she will be greatly missed. She leaves to mourn their loss eight sons and one sister. She had the unique distinction of having five of her sons ministers of the Gospel. They are Rev. Murdock, of Regina; Rev. A. D., of Victoria, B.C.; Rev. Hector, of Fort William, Ont.; Rev. Archibald, of Lunenburg; and Rev. John Y., of Halifax. Two other sons, Dan and Hugh, are engaged in the medical profession at Truro and Halifax, respectively. Another son, Malcolm, is on the old homestead. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family who may rest assured that their loss is the gain of that Great Home above. The funeral services at the house and grave were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. D. MacKillop, assisted by Rev. E. H. Eisner, of Mabou, and Rev. d. J. Morrison, of Strathlorne. The large number of people who presented themselves to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased testified to the esteem in which she was held. Sydney Record p 1 R. Fraser

Connington Hugh Connington 7/10/1922 7/8/1922 Halifax, N.S., Monday, July 10, 1922 The Evening Mail Four Killed When Great Wireless Mast Crashed Down Shocking Tragedy at Marconi Towers Near Glace Bay - Fell 120 Feet - Three Instantly Killed GLACE BAY, July 8 - Four men, Norman MacRURY, Hugh CONNINGTON, A. KELLY and M. POPE, were killed at noon yesterday at the Marconi Towers, near Glace Bay. The men belonged to Louisbourg. They were erecting a steel mast and were in a cage 120 feet from the ground when the mast collasped. An official investigation to determine the cause of the collaspe of the tower will be conmended Monday afternoon at Glace Bay, by Coroner P.E. Ogilvie. About the same hour Louisbourg will witness one of the saddest, the four coffins of the victims, scenes in her long history, when Norman MacRury, Hugh Connington, M. Pope and A. Kelly will be carried in a common funeral procession to their last resting place. Up to the present time nothing official has been given the public as to the reason of the accident beyond the obvious information that the failure of an important part of the structural steel frame precipitated the catastrope. The four men were structural steel workers, and specialists in the erection of wireless towers of the lattice type. They were engaged in extending an old mast to a height of 310 feet. They had reached a height of 180 feet at noon, Saturday, and were working at that level, when without warning, some of the structural steel at the ninety foot buckled and the upper half of the mast toppled over and fell to the ground, carrying the workmen down in a tangle of girders. The tower did not break off completely, but buckled and fell over, its appearance after the accident being much the same, as that of a straw bent double. The lower half of the mast remained verticle, the upper half sloping at an angle down to the ground. When assistance arrived it was found that Connington, Kelly and Pope had been killed instantly, MacRury lived for about an hour after the accident. All four were badly crushed and mutilated by the steel. MacRury was the only married man of the four, all of whom belonged to Louisbourg. This is said to be the first accident of its kind in the history of the Marconi Co., in Canada. The four victims had been engaged in similiar work for years and were well known in wireless circles in Cape Breton for their skill in their different occupations. A special train on the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway carried the bodies to their home in Louisbourg. The Evening Mail G. Newbury

Kelly A. Kelly 7/10/1922 7/8/1922 Halifax, N.S., Monday, July 10, 1922 The Evening Mail Four Killed When Great Wireless Mast Crashed Down Shocking Tragedy at Marconi Towers Near Glace Bay - Fell 120 Feet - Three Instantly Killed GLACE BAY, July 8 - Four men, Norman MacRURY, Hugh CONNINGTON, A. KELLY and M. POPE, were killed at noon yesterday at the Marconi Towers, near Glace Bay. The men belonged to Louisbourg. They were erecting a steel mast and were in a cage 120 feet from the ground when the mast collasped. An official investigation to determine the cause of the collaspe of the tower will be conmended Monday afternoon at Glace Bay, by Coroner P.E. Ogilvie. About the same hour Louisbourg will witness one of the saddest, the four coffins of the victims, scenes in her long history, when Norman MacRury, Hugh Connington, M. Pope and A. Kelly will be carried in a common funeral procession to their last resting place. Up to the present time nothing official has been given the public as to the reason of the accident beyond the obvious information that the failure of an important part of the structural steel frame precipitated the catastrope. The four men were structural steel workers, and specialists in the erection of wireless towers of the lattice type. They were engaged in extending an old mast to a height of 310 feet. They had reached a height of 180 feet at noon, Saturday, and were working at that level, when without warning, some of the structural steel at the ninety foot buckled and the upper half of the mast toppled over and fell to the ground, carrying the workmen down in a tangle of girders. The tower did not break off completely, but buckled and fell over, its appearance after the accident being much the same, as that of a straw bent double. The lower half of the mast remained verticle, the upper half sloping at an angle down to the ground. When assistance arrived it was found that Connington, Kelly and Pope had been killed instantly, MacRury lived for about an hour after the accident. All four were badly crushed and mutilated by the steel. MacRury was the only married man of the four, all of whom belonged to Louisbourg. This is said to be the first accident of its kind in the history of the Marconi Co., in Canada. The four victims had been engaged in similiar work for years and were well known in wireless circles in Cape Breton for their skill in their different occupations. A special train on the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway carried the bodies to their home in Louisbourg. The Evening Mail G. Newbury

MacRury Norman MacRury 7/10/1922 7/8/1922 Halifax, N.S., Monday, July 10, 1922 The Evening Mail Four Killed When Great Wireless Mast Crashed Down Shocking Tragedy at Marconi Towers Near Glace Bay - Fell 120 Feet - Three Instantly Killed GLACE BAY, July 8 - Four men, Norman MacRURY, Hugh CONNINGTON, A. KELLY and M. POPE, were killed at noon yesterday at the Marconi Towers, near Glace Bay. The men belonged to Louisbourg. They were erecting a steel mast and were in a cage 120 feet from the ground when the mast collasped. An official investigation to determine the cause of the collaspe of the tower will be conmended Monday afternoon at Glace Bay, by Coroner P.E. Ogilvie. About the same hour Louisbourg will witness one of the saddest, the four coffins of the victims, scenes in her long history, when Norman MacRury, Hugh Connington, M. Pope and A. Kelly will be carried in a common funeral procession to their last resting place. Up to the present time nothing official has been given the public as to the reason of the accident beyond the obvious information that the failure of an important part of the structural steel frame precipitated the catastrope. The four men were structural steel workers, and specialists in the erection of wireless towers of the lattice type. They were engaged in extending an old mast to a height of 310 feet. They had reached a height of 180 feet at noon, Saturday, and were working at that level, when without warning, some of the structural steel at the ninety foot buckled and the upper half of the mast toppled over and fell to the ground, carrying the workmen down in a tangle of girders. The tower did not break off completely, but buckled and fell over, its appearance after the accident being much the same, as that of a straw bent double. The lower half of the mast remained verticle, the upper half sloping at an angle down to the ground. When assistance arrived it was found that Connington, Kelly and Pope had been killed instantly, MacRury lived for about an hour after the accident. All four were badly crushed and mutilated by the steel. MacRury was the only married man of the four, all of whom belonged to Louisbourg. This is said to be the first accident of its kind in the history of the Marconi Co., in Canada. The four victims had been engaged in similiar work for years and were well known in wireless circles in Cape Breton for their skill in their different occupations. A special train on the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway carried the bodies to their home in Louisbourg. The Evening Mail G. Newbury

Pope M. Pope 7/10/1922 10/8/1922 Halifax, N.S., Monday, July 10, 1922 The Evening Mail Four Killed When Great Wireless Mast Crashed Down Shocking Tragedy at Marconi Towers Near Glace Bay - Fell 120 Feet - Three Instantly Killed GLACE BAY, July 8 - Four men, Norman MacRURY, Hugh CONNINGTON, A. KELLY and M. POPE, were killed at noon yesterday at the Marconi Towers, near Glace Bay. The men belonged to Louisbourg. They were erecting a steel mast and were in a cage 120 feet from the ground when the mast collasped. An official investigation to determine the cause of the collaspe of the tower will be conmended Monday afternoon at Glace Bay, by Coroner P.E. Ogilvie. About the same hour Louisbourg will witness one of the saddest, the four coffins of the victims, scenes in her long history, when Norman MacRury, Hugh Connington, M. Pope and A. Kelly will be carried in a common funeral procession to their last resting place. Up to the present time nothing official has been given the public as to the reason of the accident beyond the obvious information that the failure of an important part of the structural steel frame precipitated the catastrope. The four men were structural steel workers, and specialists in the erection of wireless towers of the lattice type. They were engaged in extending an old mast to a height of 310 feet. They had reached a height of 180 feet at noon, Saturday, and were working at that level, when without warning, some of the structural steel at the ninety foot buckled and the upper half of the mast toppled over and fell to the ground, carrying the workmen down in a tangle of girders. The tower did not break off completely, but buckled and fell over, its appearance after the accident being much the same, as that of a straw bent double. The lower half of the mast remained verticle, the upper half sloping at an angle down to the ground. When assistance arrived it was found that Connington, Kelly and Pope had been killed instantly, MacRury lived for about an hour after the accident. All four were badly crushed and mutilated by the steel. MacRury was the only married man of the four, all of whom belonged to Louisbourg. This is said to be the first accident of its kind in the history of the Marconi Co., in Canada. The four victims had been engaged in similiar work for years and were well known in wireless circles in Cape Breton for their skill in their different occupations. A special train on the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway carried the bodies to their home in Louisbourg. The Evening Mail G. Newbury

MacLeod Mrs. Neil A. MacLeod 7/25/1922
The funeral of Mrs. Neil A. MacLeod, who passed away at the Salvation Army Maternity Hospital, on Saturday afternoon, was held on Monday afternoon from the family residence on Park street to Hardwood Hill cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. John Pringle, who was assisted by Rev. Dr. MacIntosh, and St. Andrew’s church choir. The pall bearers were W. H. Richards, William Moore, James Sharpe, James MacLeod, Hector MacDonald and W. a. MacDonald. Floral offerings included the following: Mr. McLeod, a broken circle; mother and family, wreath; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Richards, broken circle; St. Andrew’s Ladies’ Guild, pillow; Dr. and Mrs. John MacDonald, wreath; Mr and Mrs P. McKeigan, spray; Mr and Mrs Alex McGibbon, cross; Mr and Mrs M McLean, spray; Mr and Mrs D L McKinnon, pillow; Mr and Mrs C McLeod, cut flowers; Mr and Mrs Tutty, spray; fellow employees of Mr McLeod in the boiler ship and mechanical department of Dominion Iron and Steel Company, a wreath. The late Mrs MacLeod, formerly Miss Annie C. MacDonald, was 37 years of age, and besides her husband she is survived by her mother, one sister, Sadie, at home, and eight brothers, Phillip, of New Aberdeen, Malcolm, of Glace Bay; Archie, of Port Morien; and William, Daniel, Rod, John and Hugh, at home. Sydney Record p10 R. Fraser

McDonald Donald McDonald 7/25/1922
CAPE BRETON MAN OF ROMANTIC CAREER IS BURIED AT VANCOUVER The funeral of Donald McDonald formerly of Little Bras d’Or, took place at Vancouver, where he had lived for many years, on July 8th. The late Mr. McDonald was a son of Murdock McDonald, and a nephew of Senator William Ross, with whom he clerked at St. Ann’s for years. When the British Government called to their assistance a large contingent of Canadian boatmen to go up the River Nile to relieve General Gordon, Donald McDonald joined the expedition at Sydney, taking passage in the ‘Ocean King’ to the scene of action. Being an expert boatman he was given charge of a barge, and did great service to the expedition. On the way home Colonel Kennedy, commander of the Canadians, developed smallpox, and Mr. McDonald was the only one in the warship who would volunteer to act as nurse attending the commander faithfully until Colonel Kennedy died. He then developed that disease himself, and was placed in a floating hospital on the river Thames. Afterwards the nurse who attended him, Miss Belle Ferguson, of Jersey, came out to this country and became his wife. The deceased was in his 80th year, a genion[sic] companion and a great favorite with many acquaintances. Sydney Record p 10 R. Fraser

McDonald Margaret McDonald 8/1/1922
Mrs. Margaret McDonald age 67 dies at Baddeck after a short illness. The widow of Alexander G. McDonald she is survived by two sons Samuel W. and Robert McDonald both at home. Burial was Friday at Greenwood Cemetery, Baddeck. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

McNeil Daniel S. McNeil 8/4/1922
Daniel S. McNeil age 62 died last week at Hamilton Hospital. He was sick for two weeks. A resident of Gillis Pt, he is survived by his widow, three sons and four daughters; John H., Allan and Anthony; daughters, Sadie, Eliza, Mary and Frances McNeil; four sisters, Mrs. Philip B. McNeil, Baddeck; Mrs.F.H. McNeil, Iona; Mrs. Alex P. McNeil and Mrs. R.N.McNeil both of Gillis Pt.; a brother Alexander McNeil, Sydney. Burial took place at St. Columba Cemetery, Iona. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Howie Mrs. Simon Howie 8/7/1922
Died at Sydney River - Mrs. Simon Howie this morning, a wife and mother, she is survived by one sister and three brothers. Funeral Wednesday. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Brown Hillary Brown 8/9/1922
Mrs. Hillary Brown age 30 died Sunday at the New Waterford Hospital. She is survived by her husband, three sisters and three brothers: Mrs.O.R.Rogers, Alabama; Mrs. Rannie MacDonald and Mrs. P.G.Downing of Sydney; William Bernard Carroll, Sydney; Roscoe Carroll, New Waterford and Evans Carroll of Sydney Mines. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

Tutty Elizabeth Tutty 8/9/1922
Reserve Mines - Mrs. Elizabeth Tutty age 97 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Patrick McGillivray, Glace Bay on Tuesday morning. She moved to the Glace Bay area a number of years ago. Born in Blackett's Lake she came to Reserve from Louisbourg. Surviving are three daughters and one son; Mrs. McGillivray, Glace Bay; Mrs. Harry Wickley of Halifax; Mrs. Alfred Andrews and Mrs. Janet Power of Coxheath and a son Harry Tutty of Trenton, N.S. The Sydney Record Maureen McNeil

McSween Hugh McSween 12/19/1922
Death of Mr. McSween - Hugh McSween, and old and respected resident of Clear Point, Boularderie, died at New Waterford on the 30th of Dec. where he only moved a few weeks prior to his death. He is survived by his wife, one son and five daughters, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The daughters are: Mrs. John A. Campbell, New Waterford; Mrs. Arthur Coldwell, Boston; Mrs. Michael Kelcher and Mrs. Jack Ward, Medford, Mass., and Mrs. Hector Jamieson, Sydney and his wife and son at New Waterford. Mr. MacSween was an uncle of Rev. Father MacKenzie of Iona and a granduncle of Father McLean of New Aberdeen. A kind neighbour and ideal husband, his passing will be mourned by the entire community. Deceased was 92 year of age. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Williams Lucy Williams 12/19/1922
Mrs. Lucy Williams - The funeral of Lucy Williams took place Tuesday morning for her late home on RIchmond St. to Holy Redeemer Church where requien mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Kiely. THe remains were interred at Calvary Cemetery where the burial service was conducted by Rev. Fr. O'Connell. The funeral was largely attended. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Pierce Christine B. Pierce 3/1/1923
Mrs. Christine B. Pierce, wife of Lyman F. Pierce died today at the Elliot Community hospital. Her age was 44 years. She had been in poor health for several years. The funeral will be held from the home, 6 Monadnock Court, Saturday afternoon at 2. Friends are invited. Mrs. Pierce, who had been a dressmaker in Keene for 15 years was born August 12, 1878 in Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, a daughter of William and Catherine Brown. Besides her husband she is survived by an adopted son, David Francis Pierce, her mother, Mrs. Catherine Brown, four brothers, Henry, Neale and Alexander Brown in Sydney, NS and Duncan Brown of Keene. Keene Sentinel (NH,USA) Janice Fralic-Brown

Boutilier John F. Boutilier 6/16/1923
Sydney Mines Notes- The death of John F. Boutilier, son of the late Joseph Boutilier, occurred on THursday after a brief illness of a few weeks due to cancer in the stomach. He is survived by his widow and four children. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

Guthro Mrs. Peter Guthro 6/16/1923
Mrs. Peter Guthro, formally of Reserve Mines passed away this morning. The deceased was seventy-six years of age and is survived by two sons, Andrew and James, residing in Sydney Mines. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

McRae Catherine McRae 9/3/1923
Mrs Catherine McRae died at the home of her son, D. F. McRae of the Gilead District, Hanley, on Monday September 3rd, aged eighty years and eight months. Deceased was born January 3rd, 1843 in Victoria County, Nova Scotia, where she resided until 1908, when she moved to Saskatchewan and settled in thte Gilead District. She is survived by one sister, three daughters and one son. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Hanley Union Church, conducted by Rev. R H Whiteside, and the remains interred in the Hanley cemetery.[Year of death derived from birth date and age at death] CARD OF THANKS Mr. and Mrs. D. F. McRae and sisters wish to convey their heart felt gratitude to their many friends for their sympathy and for the beautiful floral tributes received during their recent bereavement in the death of their loving mother.
R. Fraser

Brown John Charles Brown 12/20/1923
There passed away Monday at his residence at Dutch Brook, John Charles Brown at the ripe old age of 87 years. The deceased was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the district and the news of his death will be received with deep regret by a large number of friends, not only in Dutch Brook but in Sydney and throughout the county, who will see in his passing the breaking of one of the few remaining links connecting the present with the past. The late Mr. Brown was a celebrated athlete in his younger days and about thirty years ago won a championship medal in a walking competition held in the old Sydney Rink, when he performed the almost incredible feat of walking 96 miles in 24 consecutive hours. For many years, under the postmastership of Mr. Martin, he carried the mail between Sydney and Louisbourg on foot, winter and summer. Leaving Sydney in the morning, and returning the following day, and in all the time of his service, he rarely if ever failed to keep up his schedule. His powers of endurance were nothing less than marvelous and his daily performance in this respect is still remembered and commented on by old residents of the city. The late Mr. Brown is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Malcolm McCarthy and Mrs. Arthur E. Brown of Sydney and Mrs. Fiander residing in New Waterford; and three sons, Edward C., at home, and Dan and Robert at Glace Bay. The funeral will be held from his late residence at eleven o’clock, Wednesday morning, interment at Marion Bridge cemetery. Sydney Daily Post p. 7 Janice Fralic-Brown

Duff Mrs. James Duff 12/28/1923
: Stellarton Shooting Ends Fatally Cecil Lawrence, a young coal miner, of Evansville, Stellarton, is in jail charged with the murder of Mrs. James Duff belonging to the same place. The shooting took place on Sunday night following a drunken spree and fight at Evansville, in which several people took part. The story as related at the Coroner's Inquest was that Mrs. Duff had gone to the front door to close the storm door when Lawrence appeared with a shot gun. There were some words between them. Mrs. Duff telling him to put away the gun and Lawrence calling her a dirty Canadian. He fired two shots from the gun, the loads entering her body and inflicting serious wounds. She was taken to the hospital and there died on Christmas Day. The Coroner's Jury had no difficulty in finding that Mrs. Duff came to her death by being shot by Cecil Lawrence. A charge of murder was immediately laid against Lawrence, who had been under arrest, and a companion Vincent Roubiski was also arrested as accessory to the crime. The charge against Roubiski is that he did unlawfully counsel and abet one Cecil Lawrence to murder Elizabeth Duff. R.D. Graham is Crown Prosecutor and R.H. Graham, K.C., is acting for the prisoners. The preliminary trial was th have opened this morning before Stipendiary Finlay G. MacDonald, but owing to the illness of R.H. Graham, was adjourned until tomorrow morning. Lawrence and Roubiski are both Poles and lived in the same house at Evansville. There were found in their home other implements such as black jacks, knives, etc. indicating that these foreigners went about well armed. The whole sordid story as revealed at the Coroner's Inquest, is a rather astounding one and it is not a surprise that such conditions should develop into the tragedy stage. (*Cecil Lawrence was acquitted as not guilty at his trial ) The Duff family came from Cape Breton and Mrs. Duff(nee Jello) was a native of Mulgrave. Her husband is a locomotive engineer in the employ of the Acadia Coal company. There are nine children in the family, the youngest an infant of about twelve months. The remains of the victim of the tragedy are now lying at the family residence and the funeral will take place tomorrow to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Stellarton. The Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. Carolyn Wallace

McDonald Mrs. Walter McDonald 1/11/1924
Her friends from Pictou County will greatly regret to hear that Mrs. Walter McDonald (nee Mary Creelman) of Glendyer, C.B., died Thursday morning. Interment will take place Saturday afternoon, at Hillsboro cemetery, Mabou, C.B. Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. Carolyn Wallace

Brown William Brown 4/7/1924
William Brown, a well known resident of the Sydney River district, died suddenly at that place Friday afternoon. Deceased had been out in the woods adjoining his home, and was engaged cutting timber when he was suddenly stricken with a hemorrhage and expired in a few moments. A neighbor was working with Mr. Brown when he was taken ill but before he could obtain medical assistance death ensued. The deceased was 38 years of age and is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters. Sydney Daily Post p. 5 Janice Fralic-Brown

Gillis Alexander W. Gillis 4/11/1924
The death occurred Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.K. Ross, 11 Union Streeet, of Alexander W. Gillis at the age of 71 years. The deceased was a native of George's River and has been residing at his daughter's residence since last summer. He was taken seriously ill shortly after Christmas and finally passed away last evening. He is survived by one son, John W. Gillis of Victoria, B.C. and three daughters, Mrs. J.K. Ross, 11 Union Streeet, Mrs. William MacKenzie residing on Richardson Avenue and Mrs. J.P. Nuttall of St. John, N.B. Interment will take place at Little Bras d'Or, date and hour to be announced later. The Sydney Post Lynne Leard

Francis Joseph Francis 6/3/1924
Joseph Francis, Ex-Chief Dead Yesterday morning, Joseph Francis, ex-Chief of Police, New Glasgow, died at Aberdeen Hospital. He had been ill for nearly two years. Against odds he fought to regain his strength but friends could see that the battle was going against him. He spent some time in the West Indies during last year and recently had been under treatment at the Kentville Sanatorium from which place he returned to Aberdeen Hospital and there he passed away. He was forty-six years of age and was born in Glace Bay. He was a member of the Police force of that town for a time and served as its Chief of Police during the big U.M.W. strike. When Military Marshall of that District he received the appointment of Chief of Police to New Glasgow in 1916 and moved here. As the head of the New Glasgow police force he gave excellent service and provided a faithful, efficient officer. Improvement that he inaugurated did much for the better regulation of police matters in New Glasgow and the methods he introduced are still followed. Following service with the town of New Glasgow he was given charge of the police work of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company in Pictou County and as in all his service he applied faithfulness and honesty. He is survived by his wife, (formerly Miss Mary Anne O'Handley, of Dominion, C.B.), four sons and two daughters. The former are Thomas Aquinas, William David, James Charles and Adrian Butts. The daughters are Ida May and Jane Ellen. All the children are in their teens. In the home the grief at the loss of a husband and father is deep. Joseph Francis was a home-loving man and to him his family circle meant much. He was proud of his children as he had a right to be, for more honorable and courteous children one could not meet. They gave evidence of a splendid home life and it is sad to have such a severe break as the passing of a father. The writer has a keen personal loss in the death of Joseph Francis. For four years they were associates in Town life, one as Chief of Police and one as a Town Councillor and of the then Chief, the writer can say that he never knew him to do or suggest other than the straight and honorable course. He was a fearless officer and to the best of his ability and knowledge gave the Town faithful service. He was never rough or boisterous in the discharge of his duty and always endeavoured to treat citizens with every degree of fairness. No man is perfect and no one claimed such for Joe Francis. Those who thought they had visions of that perfection in some one else had reason to feel their judgement was not infallible. The late Joseph Francis was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Funeral mass was held this morning in the Church of St.John the Baptist and the remains taken to Glace Bay for interment. Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. Carolyn Wallace

Gillis Angus D. Gillis 6/26/1924 5/15/1924 The Casket June 26, 1924 At Inverness, on May 15, 1924, after an illness of some months, borne with the edifying resignation to the Divine Will, and fortified by the rights of the Holy Church, Angus D. Gillis at the age of 75 years (about 1849). Deceased was born and brought up at Upper Margaree but in early life he went West to work with the CPR. Afterwards he worked in Manitoba and other parts of Western Canada, and in Washington, USA. He returned to his native land 20 years ago (1904) and bought some property in the town of Inverness, where he remained until his death. He was married to Catherine Gillis of Gillisdale, by whom he had one daughter who survives him. He was also survived by one brother James D. of Gillisdale and two sisters; Mrs. Angus MacIsaac and Margaret, both of Inverness. Interment took place in Stella Maris Cemetery, Inverness, after requiem high mass by Rev. Fr. Kyte, who also officiated at the grave. And thus ended the last obsequies of poor Aoghnas Dhomhuill ic Aoghnais ic Chalum a man of more than ordinary intelligence, who made and retained the friendship of all who made his acquaintance. RIP The Casket Alex Gillis about 1849 at Upper Margaree
Cadegan John C. Cadegan 8/7/1924
John C. Cadegan, MD, for many years an outstanding figure in the community, passed away at 10:20 Tuesday night at the home of his sister - Mrs. L.M. Petrie, 11 Ferry Street, Sydney. The deceased was 69 years of age, and in his heyday, one of the cleverest and most successful physicians that Cape Breton ever produced. Unfortunately, his later years were clouded by broken health, which forced his early retirement from the practice of his profession. Dr. Cadegan married a daughter of Capt. Roderick McNeil of Glace Bay. She died while nursing Spanish influenza cases at Marble Mountain when that village was almost wiped out in the epidemic in 1918. Dr. Cadegan is survived by one son Paul in the United States and by a sister Mrs. L.M. Petrie. John Cadegan was born at Glace Bay in 1855, the son of James Cadegan, a well-to-do merchant and real estate owner. After going through the common schools of the day, he attended a Jesuit college in London, his first inclination being toward the priesthood. However, during his student days in London he visited Guy's Hospital and became greatly interested in medical work for which he gave up the idea of entering the church. He came back to this country and then attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, from which he graduated in 1882. He was noted as a brilliant student with a most remarkable memory. At the close of a new lecture he was able through exercise of his faculty to repeat to his companions the remarks of the professor almost word for word as delivered in the classroom. After finishing his medical education at Edinburg and London Dr. Cadegan returned to Cape Breton to practice. As a general practictioner he was at his best as a diagnostitian having an almost uncanny gift for locating the true cause of obscure ailments. Dr. Cadegan practiced for almost 30 years, failing health forced him to discontinue about 10 years ago. The funeral took place requiem Mass being celebrated at Sacred Heart Church. After the service his remains were taken to Glace Bay for interment. Rev. R.C. MacGillivray, St. Anne's, officiated. The Casket, Gene Lambert

Brown Catherine Brown 8/18/1924
The death occurred on Sunday of Mrs. Catherine Brown at the home of her son, Henry Brown, Alexandra Street. The deceased was 75 years of age. Sydney Daily Post, p. 2 Janice Fralik-Brown

Brown Katherine Brown 8/18/1924
Funeral Notice – The funeral of Katherine Brown will be held from her late residence, 569 Alexandra St. Wednesday, August 20th. Service beginning at 2 p.m. Interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Sydney Record p. 2 Janice Fralic-Brown

McDonald Kenneth McDonald 9/16/1924
McDonald Died at the Hands of McLeod, Finding of Jury -- Inquest held at Cape North Saturday - Burial of Kenneth McDonald took place Sunday at Which Whole Countryside Turned out to Pay Last Tribute - Dramatic Scene. North Sydney - September 15 - A verdict against Murdock E. McLeod was formed by the coroner's jury at the inquest held at Cape North on Saturday over the body of Kenneth McDonald, who died on Thursday morning if unjuries received at a dance at Dingwall Aug.23. McDonald had his skull and brain penetrated by a blow from a piece of iron. MacLeod is alleged to be the slayer. There is no further information this morning from provincial officier W. Lammond and Amos Martinm who are now in North Victoria seeking MacLeod on a charge of murder. They had not located their man up to noon today and relatives of McDonald expressed the opinion that time is being lost in seeking the accused murderer in the district. The burial of Kenneth McDonald took place yesterday at Cape North Centre within a stone's throw of the house of his cousin Neil A. McDonald, in which he died, and practically the whole countryside gathered to pay a last tribute to the young man who had gone overseas with the Canadian Army as a mere boy and came back to enjoy the comforts of his home for a while and then die by the hand of a once friend and neighbor. The little village of Cape North Centre, the highest point on the road laid out on a small flat between Dingwall and Bay St. Lawrence and the little knot of villagers who gathered at the Presbyterian Church and burial ground watched as the coming of the mourning communities for in every little settlement either the victim or the assilant have relatives and friends. Away to the west, eight hundred feet below stretches Aspy Bay; from the east comes the road that winds in a corkscrew curve up the hillside from Neil's Harbour to Dingwall and then from the house of Allan MacPherson, a mile and a half away climbs in a straight ascent to the church. For hours the villagers watched the gathering of the throng as they came into sight, away on the visible curves going into Dingwall or on the last long stretch to the village. Hundreds of men and women joined in the burial service and of them all the outstanding figures were Archie McDonald, father of the murdered man and Councillor MacLeod, father of the lad being sought for the crime. The service was said by Rev. Mr. Downey, minister of the church on that sumit when the grandeur of God visible for miles clothed in the ripening crops is coming to its harvest and added inspiration to the service which teaches the sowing of the natural body and the coming of the resurrection of the dead. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

McGillivray Angus McGillivray 9/16/1924
Young Glace Bay Man dies in Hospital Glace Bay, Sept.15 -After an illness of two weeks, the death occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital at an early jour this morning of Angus McGillivray, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B.McGillivray of Upper Main St. Death was due to kidney trouble. The deceased was 36 years of age, was one of Glace Bay's most popular young men and his death coming at such an early age will be deeply regretted by all. For a number of years the deceased was employed by the Dominion Coal Company, first at their stores, then as a clerk to the District Supert. of Mines, Alex MacDonald and later he was employed as a clerk at the car shop department. During the past few years he has also been employed in the compensation department at Halifax. He was slso assistant registrar of voters for this town. Besides his parents the deceased is survived by one brother Guss, well known barrister, and one sister Mrs. Alex MacKay, residing in town. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

Sampson Mrs. Norman Sampson 9/19/1924
New Waterford - Mrs. Norman Sampson Sept.18 The death of Mrs. Norman Sampson which occurred at her home Tuesday at midnight has cast a gloom over the whole community and consternation and grief among friends and relatives. Death was so entirely unexpected, that the news travelling this morning was hardly credited. This lady was the picture of health and died in a few hours. Drs. Miller and Hartigan were on hand and assisted by two nurses from the hospital did everything possible to save her. All was of no avil and the grim heaper triumphed and this kindly and much esteemed lady will be along with her infant will be laid in the one grave. The deceased lady was 41 years old and has had 15 children, 10 of whom survive to mourn their loss. All are at home and are as follows: Aledard; Elizabeth; Evangeline; Norman; Joseph; Amos; Blanche; Bernadette; Viola and Aloysius. Mr. Sampson who has been ill for some time was sojouring at Grand Anse and when he received word of her illness on Tuesday evening started to motor home at once. He arrived here at 3 a.m. Wednesday and had been busy since trying to console his grief stricken children. Theirs is a heavy loss. She was an ideal mother, a splendid neighbor and one who never neglected the needy or failed to assist those in distress. Her memory will long remain green. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

Brown Mary Brown 9/22/1924
Miss Mary Brown passed away yesterday at her home, 569 Alexandra Street. Miss Brown has been an invalid during practically the whole of her life. She is survived by three brothers, Henry, Alex and Neil, all residing in Sydney. This is the second death which has occurred in the family inside a month. Miss Brown’ s mother having died August 17th. The funeral will take place this afternoon, Rev. John Pringle conducting the funeral services at the home of the deceased. Sydney Daily Post Janice Fralic-Brown

Brown Henry William Brown 10/13/1924
The third death in the family within a period of six weeks, occurred yesterday morning, when Henry W. Brown, son of the late William Brown passed away at the family home on Alexander street. The deceased had been ill health for some time. Mr. Brown’s mother passed away about six weeks, and her death was followed by that of a daughter, which occurred shortly after. Sydney Daily Post Janice Fralic-Brown

Brown William A. Brown 10/14/1924
The funeral of William A. Brown will be held from his late residence, 569 Alexandra street, Wednesday, October 15th, service beginning at 2 p.m. Cape Breton Post Janice Fralic-Brown

MacAdam Daniel MacAdam 10/14/1924
The death occurred at any early hour Thursday evening of Daniel MacAdam at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew McDonald, Sydney Forks, with whom he had been spending a short visit. He was seized with a paralytic stroke the first of the week and rapidly his condition became worse until he succumbed at 5:30 Thursday. The late Mr. McAdam had been in ill health for some six years but up until the time of his last illness he was able to be around and appeared to be enjoying good health. He was a native of Eskasoni and lived there all his life. Hs wife has been seriously ill for sometime and her condition is considered very grave. The late Mr. McAdam is survived by his wife, four sons, Daniel, Rod, and Jack, all of whom reside at Glace Bay, and Alex at home; three daughters, Mrs. M. R. MacDonald, Glace Bay; Mrs. H. E. McGillivary, who resides in Sydney, and Mrs. Andrew MacDonald, Sydney Forks. [MRS. DAN MACADAM – former Margaret MacIsaac] SYDNEY POST, Reverend Edward House

MacLeod John MacLeod 12/31/1924
JOHN MACLEOD, WELL KNOWN NORTH SYDNEY MAN, DIES SUDDENLY John MacLeod, one of the best known merchants of North Sydney, died at 4 o’clock Thursday morning. He was apparently in the best of health up to 10 o’clock last night, when he was suddenly taken ill. He was born at Boularderie Centre, 68 years ago, and was the son of the late Captain Angus MacLeod... He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Miss Isabel MacKenzie, daughter of the late John MacKenzie and Mrs. MacKenzie, of South Side Boularderie. There are also two sons, Kenneth and John Angus, both in the States. The late Mr. MacLeod was for eight years light keeper at St. Paul’s Island, but returned a few years ago to North Sydney where he resumed business. He was municipal councillor for South Side Boularderie for two years. (About 1888-89). The funeral arrangements will be announced later. [handwritten 16th and 1924 and Cricket. Clipping photocopy from Jean Buck][DATE edited--Dec. 31 inserted for indexing]
R. Fraser

Brown John T. Brown 1/12/1925
BROWN, John T. [P.] - The death occurred on Friday morning of John T. Brown, Alexandra St., after an illness lasting over a year. The late Mr. Brown was 31 years of age, and has been a resident of the city practically all his life. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, he is survived by two sisters, Regila [sic] at home and Catherine in Moncton, NB. He is also survived by three brothers, Wilfred at home, David in Montreal and Ernest in England. Sydney Daily Post p.2 Janice Fralic-Brown

Moore Captain Lewis A. Moore 3/9/1925
Respected North Sydney Citizen Passed Away in Halifax Monday Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Captain Lewis A. Moore, of North Sydney, which occurred in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, on Monday night. Capt. Moore had been in failing health all winter and had gone to Halifax in January for treatment. Last week he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and the news came at the weekend that he was in a very precarious condition, with but little hope of his recovery. He passed away on Monday night as stated. The late Capt. Moore was one of the most respected citizens of North Sydney, and thru his connection with the steamboat service on the Bras d’Or Lakes for many years had a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances, by whom he was held in high esteem. He was a man of high principles and bore an excellent reputation in his business and social relations. He had been connected with the Bras d’Or Steamship Co. practically all his business life, and in the capacity of purser of the steamer Marion for many years came in touch with a great many business men and others patronizing the steamer. After the destruction of the Marion by fire and the purchase by the company of the steamer Lakeview to replace her, Capt. Moore continued his service on the new steamer. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Belcher Moore, one of the best known and most repected of the old families of North Sydney. He was 66 years of age, and is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs. Geoqrey Keith and Miss Kathleen Moore, graduate nurse, of Halifax, and the son is Lewis, in British Columbia. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, the sisters being Mrs. George H. Murray, wife of the Hon. G. H. Murray of North Sydney and Montreal, and Mrs. Thomas A. Armstrong, in the United States. The brother is Mr. C. F. Moore of Sydney. The late Capt. Moore was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. The remains were brought home for interment and the funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon with service conducted by the Rev. Dr. Rogers. Mrs. Moore and family will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Headstone reads as follows Capt Louis A. Moore born Feb 10 1859 Died Mar 9 1925 ]
R. Fraser

Tutty Christina Tutty 3/19/1925
North Sydney. Mar.17 - A grand old lady from the highlands of Scotland passed away Monday morning at her home in Sydney Mines in the person of Mrs. Christina Tutty who until a short time ago enjoyed exceptional good health despite her weight of years numbering according to her own reckoning 106 being born in North Uist in 17 March 1819. When a girl 18 years old she came to Cape Breton with her parents in the year 1828 and for some time lived in the Mira district where today she has many relatives. Her maiden name was Christina MacLean before she married Alexander Ross, a resident of Loch Lomond, 84 years ago. Her second husband was Donald Tutty, the union taking place in 1883? And they lived happily together until his death at Black Point, where the late Mrs. Tutty spent many years. She was the mother of 8 children, of whom only 2 survive, in addition to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and scores of other descendents in south Cape Breton and elsewhere. Malcolm Ross of North Sydney and Laughlin Mac Lean of Sydney are nephews of the deceased. Forman Waye M.P.P. is one of a long list of grandsons. This remarkable old lady retained all her faculties until her recent illness and she never had much use for glasses, being able to read the Gaelic, her mother tongue, up to recent years. Sydney Post Colin Waye

McKinnon Allan McKinnon 6/9/1925
Dies at Boisdale - North Sydney June 2 - An old and life long resident and one of the most repected residents of Boisdale passed away last evening at the home of his only sister Mrs. R. Johnston of that place in the person of Mr. Allan McKinnon. The deceased who was about 85 years of age, had been ill for upwards of a year. He leaves one son Michael in Sydney Mines and one sister at whose house he died at Boisdale, Messrs. Peter and Daniel McMullin of this town are nephews. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock after a Requien High Mass by Rev. M. Gillis P.P. Boisdale. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Kavanaugh John Kavanaugh 7/31/1925
John Kavanaugh, July 31, 1925 - Mr. John Kavanaugh, who died here Wednesday, and who had reached the patriachal old age of ? 92 (? 99)was born in Boisdale, C.B. He was wonderfully alert and strong man, until age overtook him. He leaves a widow, four sons and four daughters. Alex and William in the USA; Thomas in New Waterford and John at home. The daughters are, Mrs. John Ray or Roy of Boston; Mrs. Jean Thompson of New Aberdeen; Mrs. ?? Curtis of Sydney and Mrs. James E. McNeil of New Waterford. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

MacLeod Hector MacLeod 7/31/1925 7/29/1925 Hector MacLeod, New Waterford, July 31, 1925 - The death of little six year old, Hector McLeod occurred yesterday. Hector came here with his parents from Montreal on a visit to the grandparents and before the time of returning to Montreal took ill. He was kept here and unfortunately developed meninghitis from which he never recovered. His father and mother came from Montreal and were with him at the last. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Hector was a bright and lovable little boy. His interment will take place on Saturday. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

McDonald Ronald McDonald 8/1/1925
New Waterford, July 31, - The death of the Mr. Ronald McDonald which occurred yesterday at his home on Wood Ave. was quite a shock to the friends and neighbors. The late Mr. McDonald was 71 years of age and was well and favourably known in New Waterford. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; three sons, Hugh and Angus at home and Alex in western Canada. His daughter are Mrs. Frank MacMullin and Mrs. Solomon Oliver of this town. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

LEWIS Elizabeth (Daley) Lewis 8/6/1925 8/4/1925 Thursday, August 6, 1925 - The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S. Third Page Centenarian Dies Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, C.B. Passes Away at Ripe Old Age SYDNEY, August 4 - Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis nee-Daley, who six months ago passed the century mark, died at her home at Edwardsville, near here this morning, within three quarters of a mile from the farm on which she was born. Two weeks ago, she had her first automobile ride, and only once in her life was she off Cape Breton Island, that being twenty years ago when she visited her daughter in Boston. The Halifax Herald, Halifax, NS George Newbury

MacGregor Adelaide Louise MacGregor 11/10/1925 11/5/1925 The death of Adelaide Louise, wife of the late Dr. Murdock MacGregor, Riverport, took place on Thursday morning November 5th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Fleming, Bridgewater. She was sitting quietly in her chair when death claimed her. The funeral service which was held on Saturday afternoon was conducted by Rev. J. MacDonald of St. John's United Church. She was laid to rest in Brookside Cemetery, beneath a mound of flowers. The pall bearers were: A.C.Barnaby, J.T.Powers, W.C.Hunter, W.A.Gow, H.Manning, W.B.Freeman. There are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, two daughters: Mrs. Robert Fleming, Miss Bessie MacGregor and one son, H.W. MacGregor, Halifax, N.S. Bridgewater Bulletin R. Fraser

Cormier Florence Cormier 1/10/1926
Funeral Notice: The funeral of the late Florence Cormier will take place from the family residence 98 Bay St. Sunday, at 2:30 pm. Service Holy Redeemer at 3pm. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Holmes Mr. James Holmes 1/10/1926
Mr. James Holmes, 76, passed away of Homeville, C.B. last week. The deceased was well liked and highly respected by all who knew him. For many years he held a prominent position in the Baptist Church of that place, being superintendant of the Sunday School for a number of years. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Archie MacLeod of Homeville; two sisters, Mrs. J. Murrant of Glace Bay and Mrs. F.B. Sheppard of South Port Morien and three brothers, William at home and Marshall and John of Glace Bay. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Huntington Ruth A. Huntington 1/10/1926
The funeral of Ruth A., daughter of J.K. Huntington, will be held from her late residence, 56 Rigby Road this afternoon at 2 pm. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Capt. John MacDonald 1/10/1926
Capt. J. MacDonald Dies at Home - Well Known Citizen Passes in 64th Year - North Sydney, N.S. Jan.9 - The death of Capt. John MacDonald occurred on Saturday afternoon at his home on Pleasant St., after a brief illness. The deceased who was sixty-four years of age was in excellant health until about 4 weeks ago, when he was stricken by an internal malady which it was hoped would yield to medical treatment. Saturday morning his condition became grave and he rapidly failed, passing away, as stated a few hours later. His death came as a distinct shock to the townspeople, very few of whom were aware of his illness. The late Captain MacDonald was born in North Sydney and spent practically all his life there. He was descended from hearty pioneer stock, his father being John MacDonald, who emigrated to this country at an early age from North Uist, Scotland and his mother, ? Sahar Salmayne, who also came as a small child with her parents fromt he same country. Captain MacDonald was for many years engaged in harbour work and for the past six years was om charge of the coal yard at the N.S. Steel and Coal Co's Pier. Upright, industrious and courteous, he enjoyed the esteem of his fellow citizens and many others with whom he had come in contact. Iin 1889, the desceased married Miss Margaret MacAdam of Sydney, who with three sons and three daughters survive him. The sons are Frank, Joseph and Blowers. the daughters are Misses May and Almeda of Boston and Agnes of Montreal. the three of whom are expected home Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

MacDonald David MacDonald 1/10/1926
An Old Resident Passes - Mr. David MacDonald, one of the oldest residents of Cape North, died at his home in Dingwall on December 30th. Mr. MacDonald was born in Sugar Loaf, N.S. May 14,1840 and during his long life was actively associated with all the interests of the community in which he lived. He taught school for some years and later was appointed collector of customs for Cape North, a position which he held for 27 years. After the death of his wife four years ago, Mr. MacDonald went to the United States but after a residence of two years there, on account of failing health returned to his home in Dingwall. He is survived by a son John in Providence, R.I. and a daughter Mrs. Margaret Hilton, who tenderly cared for him in his closing years. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

MacDonald Alexander B. MacDonald 2/3/1926
Suffers Paralytic Seizure A.B. MacDonald, chief electrical engineer on the steamer Tyrian, suffered a severe attack of paralysis last Saturday, and his condition is critical. His son, James , was summoned to his bedside in the Infirmary at Halifax. Mr. MacDonald was born at East Bay, Cape Breton, almost sixty seven years ago. He entered the employ of the government as chief electrical engineer, and he has since held the position. He was a very skilled electrician said to be the only man in Canada who could do the work he was engaged in. Cable Engineer Dead - Word was received by relatives in Cape Breton of the death at Halifax of Mr. Alex B. MacDonald, government cable engineer on board the S.S. Tyrian. The deceased was born at East Bay about 67 years ago, and for many years was telegraph operator in different stations throughout Cape Breton. He is survived by his widow and a family of sons and daughters. Mrs. Jane MacDonald of Sydney Forks, is a sister, and Mr. D.G. MacDonald, Sydney, is a brother of the deceased. He was a member of the Sydney Council of the Knights of Columbus.[Submitter's comment: Obit for Alexander B. MacDonald born 15 Feb 1860, died 03 Feb 1926 (probably extracted from the Halifax Herald)] Halifax Herald M. Davis

McKenzie Captain Kenneth McKenzie 6/25/1926
CAPT. KENNETH MCKENZIE Special to The Morning Chronicle Yarmouth, June 25.-- Captain Kenneth McKenzie died at his residence at Hebron last evening after an illness of several months. The deceased, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. McKenzie were natives of Scotland, was born in Cape Breton. Early in life he began a seafaring career, and after attaining his master’s certificate, he entered the employment of William Stairs, Son and Morrow, of Halifax, and for many years commanded ships, either owned or managed by that firm. About fifteen years ago, he retired and returned to Yarmouth, remaining until a few years ago, when he captained the four masted Pictou schooner Anabel Cameron on a Mediterrranean voyage. Capt. McKenzie was 74 years of age and leaves one daughter, Miss Bella, at home; two sisters, Mrs. John MacLeod, Sydney, and Mrs. Ronald , Little Bras d’Or; and two brothers, Murdock, also of that place; and Alexander, in Alberta. The funeral takes place on Friday afternoon. [year of death may be 1924-26][DATE EDITED--1926 inserted for indexing.] The Morning Chronicle R. Fraser

Burton George F. Burton 8/16/1926
George F. Burton a well known resident of this city passed away at his home, 97 Grey St. Saturday evening. He had been in poor health for the past year, but his condition first became serious a fortnight ago. Besides his wife he is survived by five daughters, two of whom residing in Ontario, and three at home; Four sons also survive him. Interment will be made at Hardwood Hill. (This is the son of RIchardson who married Eleanor Ella Phillips). Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Cairns Isabella Cairns 8/30/1926
E. Spencer Cairns, Prince St received a message on Sunday informing him of the death of his mother, Mrs Isabella Cairns, at the home of her daughter, Providance Rhode Island at noon Sunday. The late Mrs. Cairns was the widow of John Cairns who for a number of years was associated with the late Hon. Daniel Davis of Prince Edward Island in the canning business in that province and in Port-au-Port Newfoundland. After his retirement Mr. Cairns removed to Sydney where he resided until his death. Mrs. Cairns was 78 years old. She leaves to mourn the demise of a truly beloved mother and truly Christian character two sons and two daughters- Spencer in Sydney and John, Quincy Mass., and Mrs. John MacKinnon, Providence R.I., and Mrs. N. Beaton, North Dighton Mass. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters. The brothers are Angus McFadgen (sic), Townsend St., and John McFadgen (sic), Boston and the sisters are Mrs. Christy MacLean, Whitney Avenue and Mrs. Allan MacLean, Lake Ainslie. The remains are being forwarded to Montague Prince Edward Island for interment [McFadgen Should be spelt McFadyen] Sydney Record Ken Cairns

House Sarah Jane House 11/10/1926
HOUSE, Sarah Jane – The death occurred at noon November 9, at her home 68 West Street of Sarah Jane House, wife of Augustus House. She was born in Trinity, Newfoundland but for a number of years has made her home in Sydney. She leaves a husband and two children, James now of Chicago and Mamie at home. It may be truly said of her A faithful wife and a devoted mother. THE SYDNEY POST, Reverend Edward House

MacKay Dr. M. E. MacKay 1/25/1927
CAPE BRETON SURGEON DIES AT EDMONTON Dr. M. E. MacKay, Whycocomagh, Passes in Hospital from Septic Poisoning McGill Graduate, He Was Fifty Years Old Members of the Academy of Medicine Regret Death of Co- Worker A member of the Post staff is in receipt of a letter from Edmonton, Alberta, which bears information that Dr. M. E. MacKay, native of Whycocomagh died in that city, Wednesday January 25. He was graduated in Arts and Medicine from McGill, and immediately after leaving university commenced practice in the prairie city. He was Edmonton’s leading surgeon and physician, and his sudden and early passing created a profound impression amongst his host of friends. The Edmonton Journal says: The many friends of Dr. Malcolm E. MacKay, prominent Edmonton surgeon were shocked to learn of his death at the Royal Alexandr hospital at 7:45 Wednesday morning, following a brief illness from septic poisoning. He was in his 50th year. Dr. MacKay was born in Nova Scotia, but later moved with his parents to Paynton, Sask., where his father and mother still live. He graduated from McGill University and followed this with post graduate work in surgery at Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1911, where he rapidly rose to leadership in his chosen profession. Popular Physician-- The late Dr. MacKay was popular with all classes, while his never failing confidence and optimism did much to help many sufferers in their time of need. He took an active interest in many matters of the city and was a member of the Kiwanis club, and the St. Andrew’s Society, as well as being a prominent Mason. He was also an Elder of First Presbyterian church. As past president of the Edmonton Burns Club, with which he was identified for some six or seven years, Dr. MacKay did much toward the upbuilding of this institution, and only a week ago was at the first meeting preparatory to the annual Burns’ banquet, taking part in the discussions and listening to the rehearsals of the various artists, with keen delight. Surviving Relatives-- The late Dr. Malcolm E. MacKay was the son of Mr. and William MacKay, of Paynton, Sask., both of whom are still living. He is survived by his widow and son, Gordon, a medical student at University of Alberta; two brothers, Dr. W. A. MacKay, of Edmonton, and John MacKay of Detroit, Michigan, while a third brother, Alex. was killed in the war. His sisters are Mrs. MacKinnon and Miss Kate MacKay of Paynton, Sask.; Mrs. Little of New Brunswick; Mrs. Wills, Wilkie, Sask.; Mrs. MacKinnon, Butte, Montana; and Mrs. MacLeod, of Groves Point Boularderie. The sudden death of dr. M. E. MacKay was deeply deplored in Edmonton medical circles on Wednesday morning. There were general expressions of regret at the passing of one who was an outstanding member of the profession, while it was felt that this city, and residents of [ piece missing] of friends who held him in high admiration while he was recognized as a surgeon of outstanding ability. The report of his death had come as a shock to all in the city, where he had long been one of the most popular of the residents. Was Great Favorite-- Dr. B. R. Mooney, secretary of the Academy of Medicine, said that the death of Dr. MacKay had been a profound shock for, while it was known that he was seriously ill, there was every reason to believe that he would recover. Dr. MacKay was a favorite among the medical men of this city, for he was always affable and cheerful, creating a good feeling wherever he went, said Dr. Mooney. He was one of our leading surgeons and with the definite purpose of keeping right up to date and giving work of the highest order he spent most of last summer at Vienna. He was the type of man who makes his patients his friends and was naturally held in very high regard by all. [no date] [Year of death computed from father's obituary]
R. Fraser

Hart Thomas Hart 4/11/1927
Thomas Hart dies at New Aberdeen - Glace Bay, Apr.10 - The death took place this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Murdock MacDougall, New Aberdeen of Thomas Hart at the age of seventy-four. The deceased was an old miner in the mining districts here and had many friends that will regret to hear of his demise. His wife predeceased him many years ago and a son Vincent was killed in No. 2 colliery two years ago. Several sons and daughters here and in the United States survive. Sydney Daily Record Maureen McNeil

McLeod Mary McLeod 6/8/1927
Notice appeared already in this paper of the passing away of Mrs Mary McLeod of Englishtown. Just a word further in regard to the loss sustained. Mrs McLeod for about fifty years filled a large place in the community of Englishtown. She served faithfully, joyfully, but unobtrusively. No worthy appeal or needy call found her unresponsive. The stranger as well as the friend received a warm welcome in her home where she ministered with sincere Highland hospitality and untiring devotion she filled a very large place in the work of the church she loved. She was a regular attendant at all the services so long as health permitted. To those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance she had given the real secret of true service for the Lord and for humanity. The funeral services held in the United church were largely attended. The remains were laid to rest in the Barrasois cemetery, beside those of her husband, who predeceased her a few months ago. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: June 8th 1927] RESOLUTION - Resolved that we, the officers and members of Englishtown Auxiliary Women´s Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada, desire to place on record our deep sense of the irreparable loss our Society has sustained in the recent death of our dear sister, Mrs Alexander MacLeod. Since its organization fourteen years ago, our late sister has been a valued member, of our Society, and of her it may indeed be said, that she was not only a Mother in Israel to all in need, but also a guide and friend, and by us her sister members, her counsels, will be sorely missed and long remembered. To her sorrowing family and other relatives, we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their double bereavement, trusting that they may find consolation in remembrance of her blessed ministry to others; for after all a record of service for the Master is the truest moment to those who, meriting our lord´s commendation Well done thou good and faithful servant., have already passed beyond the veil. Let us be patient, these severe afflictions Not from the ground arise, But often times chlestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise. Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Women´s Missionary Society by [cut off] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date][1927]
R. Fraser

Madden Mrs. James Madden 8/31/1927
New Waterford, NS Mrs. James Madden age 47 of New Waterford died 31-Aug 1927 ( St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford, NS)
Maureen McNeil

Gouthro Henry Gouthro 2/24/1928
North Sydney, February 23, 1928- Henry Gouthro, an old and well known resident died at his home on Forbes Street, Wednesday morning, February 22, aged 80 years. The deceased had been in poor health for some months and his death was not altogether unexpected. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Alonzo, John, and Simon Gouthro of Dominion, and three daughters, all married in Boston, Massachusetts. Interment will be at Frenchvale. DEATH OF HENRY GOUTHRO Simon Gouthro of this place left last night for Frenchvale being called there owing to the death of his father, the late Henry Gouthro. The deceased was well known and liked around the local mines. THE SYDNEY POST RECORD Bruce Gouthro

House William House 2/29/1928
WILLIAM HOUSE – At the age of 61 at his residence 100 West Street, Whitney Pier, born July 15, 1866 in Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, son of William House and Elizabeth Rowe. Predeceased by his first wife, Ellen Keel and second wife Ida Hopkins. Survived by two sons, William (Bill) House and Lonnie House, Sydney. Burial to take place in Heart’s Content, Newfoundland. SYDNEY POST - Reverend Edward House

McLeod Capt. Alex McLeod 3/25/1928
The death occurred at Englishtown, Victoria County, last Friday of Capt. Alex McLeod, in his 80th year. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, four daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs W A Sellon, Detroit; Mrs Dan M MacDonald, of this city; Mrs J D McAulay, Englishtown; and D W McLeod, Glace Bay; One brother R S McLeod, New Waterford, also survives. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: March 25 , [1928?]
R. Fraser

Lambert James Albert George Lambert 4/19/1928
ed in Sydney virtually all his long life. Until a few years ago when his health began to give way he carried on a furn[a]ture business. He was a man held in esteem by many friends. One daughter a[n]d several sons are left to mourn his death. [Comment from David Lambert:   James Albert George Lambert listed in error as John J. Lambert - The Sydney Record, 19 April 1928, p. 2, The Sydney Record, p. 2, column 6. David Lambert column 6. ]

Boudreau Tessie (Buckley) Boudreau 5/25/1928 5/24/1928 Obituary: Friday; May 25, 1928. by Lorraine Gibson Head Glace Bay Woman Dies In New York Fabian Buckley received news today of the death last night, in new York, of his sister, Tessie, (Mrs. Thomas Boudreau). Deceased is the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Buckley and is also survived by two sisters, Rose, who was in attendances the past week, and Mrs. Mary Mullins, New Waterford. The remains will be returned home for burial. Funeral of Late Mrs. Boudreau Glace Bay, May 25 - The remains of the late Mrs. Thomas Boudreau, formerly Miss Tessie Buckley, will arrive here tomorrow morning from New York, accompanied by her husband and sister, Rose. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon, leaving the residence of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Buckley, Mc Keen Street at 2:30. Funeral Held Glace Bay, May 27 - The funeral of the late Mrs. Thomas Boudreau, who passed away in New York City, took place from the residence of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Buckley, McKeen Street, this afternoon and hundreds of people from all over Cape Breton added to the local friends of the family, made up what was one of the longest funeral processions ever seen in town. The remains were taken to St. Anne’s church, where very impressive services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father McAdam after which the remains were laid to rest in St.Anne’s cemetery. Rev. Father Roberts officiating at the graveside. Sydney Post Record Lorraine Gibson Head Glace Bay From collection of family obituaries.
MacAulay Dr. D. A. MacAulay 6/18/1928
PASSING AT BADDECK OF Dr D A MACAULAY Baddeck, June 18 - In the sudden passing on Saturday morning of Dr D A MacAulay, aged 49 years, following a brief illness, Baddeck sustains the loss of one of the most beloved and respected citizens. The late Dr MacAulay was born at Englishtown, Victoria county, in 1879, and received his education in the public schools at North Sydney Academy. He graduated in medicine from Dalhousie in 1910, and practised a short while with Dr Bill MacKay, at Reserve Mines, and Dr Rockwell, at Joggins Mines. He moved to Neil´s Harbor, and enlisted from there in 1915, serving overseas in the R.A.M.C. as medical officer to the British regiment. He returned to Neil´s Harbor, moving from there to Baddeck, where he has practised the last nine years. The funeral service was conducted in the Presbyterian Chruch at Englishtown. The flag draped casket was borne by six returned men: Lt Col W G MacRae, C Spence, W Nicholson, J M O´Toole, and J Nicholson. [sic] At the graveside the military service was read by J M O´Toole and the last post was sounded by Mr MacPhee, of Sydney Mines. The deceased is survived by his aged father, Donald MacAulay, one sister, Mrs Norman MacLeod, of Stornoway, Scotland; three brothers, Ross at home, John of Glace Bay and Neil of [Madison?][cut off] [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928] Whycocomagh, June 24 - The passing of the late D A MacAulay, M.D., of Baddeck, brought sorrow to many in this town, where the genial doctor was favorably known and highly esteemed, particularly by those who had the pleasure of an intimage acquaintance. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928]
R. Fraser

Morrison Mary A Morrison 8/29/1928
New Waterford, August 29 - Thursday afternoon at the home of her brother in law John Dickson, there passed away, after an illness of nine months, one of the best known and highly respected residents of the town in the person of Miss Mary A Morrison, aged 60 years. The deceased who was born at Black Brook was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Angus Morrison. For some years she resided at Dominion and then removed to this town seventeen years ago, where she enjoyed the love and respect of a very large circle of friends. An active member of Calvin church, particularly in the Ladies´ Aid and Missionary Society, until her illness nine months ago, she will be greatly by all those associated with her. On the opening of the Scotchtown Mission in 1915 she became a volunteer worker in the Sunday school there and for years gave unselfishly of her time and money for the children. In that district particulary in her class of little girls which she taught until prevented by ill health form so doing. To all who in any way she could be of service, the deceased was a ready helper and her absence during her months of illness from all church gathering was greatly missed. Surviving are her mother, four sisters, Mrs John Dickson, Miss Christine, Mrs James McDonald of this town, Miss Catherine of Florida, and Mrs Wadden of Glace Bay. Four brothers, Archie, Angus, James and William all of Glace Bay. The funeral will be held on Saturday to Black Brook cemetery, Sydney Road. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date c 1928-31]
R. Fraser

MacKay Malcolm MacKay 12/12/1928
Whycocomagh, Dec 12 - Malcolm MacKay, ex-M.P.P. for Inverness County, passed suddenly away at his home, North Side, Whycocomagh, at seven thirty last night. Deceased was employed all day at Little Narrows superintending the loading of a schooner with lumber. Finishing his supper at seven o´clock he laid down to rest, and a few minutes later was found dead. Mr MacKay was a Conservative and was elected to the Legislature of Nova Scotia in the elections of 1925 but was defeated in the election of October 1, last. He was sixty years of age and is survived by two brothers. Mr MacKay was a native of Inverness County and spent his life time in the county, where for more than a quarter of a century he was engaged in the lumbering industry. He always took considerable interest in public affairs and was a member of the Inverness County Municipal Council for several terms before becoming one of the Conservative candidates for the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1925. The funeral will be held at 2 o´clock Friday afternoon from his late residence. The Masonic Lodge of which deceased was a member will be in charge. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928] MALC. MCKAY, FORMER M.P.P. FOR INVERNESS DIES IN WHYCOCOMAGH (By the Post´s Leased Wire) Inverness, N.S., Dec. 11 - Malcolm MacKay, ex-M.P.P., for this county, died tonight at his home in North Side Whycocomagh. He was sixty years of age and is survived by two brothers. Mr MacKay was elected to the Legislature in 1925 as a Conservative, suffering defeat at the election of October 1 this year. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Morrison Mrs. Norman Morrison 12/29/1928
Dies at Loch Lomand - Glace Bay - Dec.28--Angus J. Morrison, Bay St., received word this evening of the death at the old homestead at Big Glenn, Loch Lomand of his mother, Mrs. Norman Morrison at the advanced age of 91 years. The deceased was a very well known woman and leaving to mourn her are three sons and two daughters. The latter are Mrs. Nel Ferguson, Long Beach, Port Morien; Mrs. MacLean at Marion Bridge. The sons are Angus J. Glace Bay; Norman in Whitney Pier and Archibald on the old homestead. The Sydney Post Maureen McNeil

MacKenzie Ann MacKenzie 1/3/1929
Dies at her home Mrs Ann MacKenzie, 93, of Alexandra St., this city, an aunt of many prominent Sydney citizens, died at her home shortly after 11 o’clock yesterday, following a lengthy illness. She is survived by the following nephews - Dr. E. M. McDonald, Wm. McDonald of McDonald wholesale grocery firm, Edward McPherson of the Customs staff, John and William McPherson, also of this city and Dan J McPherson of Orange Dale. Mrs. Wallace Richardson is a niece. Deceased was well known in Sydney, where she resided the major portion of her life and leaves a wide circle of friends, relatives and associates, all of whom deeply regret her death. Sydney Post R. Fraser

House Noah House 1/21/1929
Noah House, 53, died January 21, 1929; he was stricken while walking down Victoria Road. A widower, his wife died twelve years ago. He is survived by two children: Dorothy at home and Bernard in Montreal. Funeral services from St. Alban’s Church with interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. CAPE BRETON POST – Reverend Edward House

Jones Alfred Jones 5/12/1929
(I'm Not sure about the year!) Death of Alfred Jones - Glace Bay, May 12, - The death took place last evening at the home of his son Bryon, of Alfred Jones, age 75, after a brief illness following a paralytic stroke he suffered a few days ago. The late Mr. Jones came from Newfoundland, 23 years ago and settled on Highland Street for himself and raised his family. He worked practically ever since coming to Glace Bay with Dominion Coal Company in their Masonary and brick laying department. The late Mr. Jones was well known and very highly respected here by a large circle of friends who will learn of his death with much regret. He is survived by three sons and two daughters and a large number of grandchildren. His wife and a son Charles, who was for many years, a conductor of the Sydney & Glace Bay railway, predeceased him. The sons are George, William and Bryon, all living on Highland Street. The daughters are, Mrs. Thomas Williams and Mrs. George Horwood, living in Vancouver. The funeral takes place Tuesday afternoon leaving the house at 2 o'clock for St. Mary's Church, where services will be held. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Cape Breton Post Maureen McNeil

Morrison Allan R. Morrison 5/20/1929
(I don't know if this man is MacDonald or Morrison - At the beginning of the obit, he is MacDonald, and is Morrison in the next line.) (Ross MacKay reports he is a Morrison buried in Loch Lomond Cemetery. [Ann Capstick]) Allan R. MacDonald - The death occurred at the City Hospital yesterday at noon, of Allan R. Morrison, farmer of Enon, Cape Breton, in his 61 st. year. The deceased who had been in poor health was brought in to the institution here on Saturday for treatment, but despite every attention and aid he failed to respond, death ensuing yesterday at 12 o'clock. Heart disease is believed to have been the cause of death. In addition, to his widow, Mrs. D.J. Reid of Cabot Street is a niece of the deceased. Last night at Lowden's mortuary, service was conducted by Rev. McCulloch Thompson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, here, during which friends and relatives of the deceased were present and rendered very feelingly favorite hymns. The remains will be forwarded to Loch Lomond this morning where interment will be made. The Post Record Maureen McNeil

Duffell John Duffell 8/1/1929
John Duffell at his home in Glace Bay, July 2, at the advance age of 91 yr.. His honesty and integrity together with his kindness of heart won for him true friends as was testified by the number attending his funeral at an early hour at 7:45. He was born at Sydney Mines in 1838. His father Jonathan Duffell lost his life there, in a boiler explosion. His widow, Mary Dunlop, oldest of the family of the late Jim Dunlop of Groves Point, Boularderie, was left with three small children, John being about twelve years old. Later he bought a farm near Sydney but worked at Caledonia Mines where he held the position of boss-blacksmith for forty years. Two daughter predeceased him, and one son Henry lives on the farm. R.I.P THE CASKET Maureen McNeil

Hopkins Norman Hopkins 8/17/1929 8/17/1929 Norman Hopkins The funeral of Norman Hopkins, son of Mrs. And Mrs. William Hopkins, whose sad passing occurred in Sydney, took place on Monday afternoon. The remains were conveyed from Sydney by motor hearse and at the Oddfellows Hall, Main Street, was joined by members of Briar Lodge, I.O.O.F. At Trinity Anglican church a very impressive service was conducted by the rector, Rev. H. Clarke. The Scripture lessons taken by Rev. Mr. Bradbury, Grand Chaplain of Liverpool, N.S. The deceased’s favourite hymns “On the Resurrection Morn” and “Lead Kindly Light” were sung by the choir Claude W. Peppett, organist, playing the appropriate music. Beautiful flowers rested on the casket which lay open, as the large congregation passed in single file to view the remains which were then taken to Trinity Anglican cemetery where the solemn graveside ritual of the Oddfellows order was spoken by Rev. Mr. Bradbury and Philip Sodero. N. G., and internment made. Pallbearers were J.H.T. Nicholson, Charles B. mcLean, J.S. Murray, Thomas McLellan, Angus Livingstone, of Sydney, Wallace McDonald of Sydney.Buried on Monday - Norman Hopkins Many sympathetic friends of the bereaved attended the funeral of Norman Hopkins, held on Monday afternoon from his late residence on O’Neil’s Court. Rev. W. R. Bradbury conducted the very impressive funeral service at the family home at 2 o’clock in the absence of Rev. Canon C. R. Cuming, Christ Church Rector, who was out of town, and then the body was taken to Sydney Mines , his former home, for burial, accompanied by a large number of friends joining in the procession. Mr. Hopkins had only been ill a short time, acute appendicitis being the cause of his death. Having become critically ill on Tuesday an operation on Thursday proved of no avail. Surviving are his widow and their two children Freddie and Eileen. The funeral of the late Norman Hopkins, was held at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon at Trinity Church and was in charge of the Oddfellows’ Society of which the deceased had been a member. Rev. A.H. Clarke, Rector was assisted by Rev. Mr. Bradbury, now of Sydney, who read the lesson. Two hymns were sung by the choir, “On the Resurrection Morning” and “Lead Kindly Light”. Mr. Clarke spoke words of sympathy for the mourners and urged all to live so that when the call came they might be unafraid to answer. At the conclusion of the service, the casket was opened, that all might have an opportunity of once more looking upon the face of their friend. Mr. Peppett, the organist, played the Dead March as the casket was taken from the church. The pall bearers were all Oddfellows, two from Sydney and four from Sydney Mines. Interment took place in Trinity Oddfellows Cemetery and was conducted by the…. The large number of persons present from Sydney, North Sydney and this town, bespoke the wide spread sympathy which was evoked when the news was heard that Norman Hopkins had passed away in the Sydney hospital at 6 p.m. on Saturday, following an operation the night before. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hopkins, of this town, who survive him, also three brothers and one sister. He married Mary Caswell of North Sydney and about three years ago went to Sydney to work. His widow, one son Frederick and little daughter, Eileen, mourn his loss. The love and esteem in which he was held by many friends was expressed by a profusion of lovely floral tributes.
Wanda Sutherland Ross Born Sept. 27, 1895 in Heart's Content, NL Buried August 19, 1929. Published date not known, used date of death for indexing purposes
Sellon Walter Sellon 9/22/1929
Baddeck, Sept 22 - The funeral of the late Walter Sellon, prominent resident of this town was held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o´clock. Mr Sellon had reached the ripe old age of 81 years and although in the best of health for the past 13 years was unable[sic] to be around until two weeks before his death when he became confined to his bed and gradually weakened. The deceased was a prosperous farmer in Englishtown where he spent practically all his long life. He was an elder in the church from where the funeral was held followed by a long concourse of friends in spite of the heavy downpour of rain. He is survived by his widow and four children, one daughter and three sons. Belle, who is principal of the Academy in Hillcrest, Alberta, Dan, who sails on the great lakes, W. A. who is superintendent of a large dry dock in Detroit and Harry, who is a Captain on the Great Lakes during the summer months and, who with his wife make their home with his parents. Three of the children were unable to come home for the funeral, but W A arrived the day before his father passed away. The funeral service was conducted by Rev Archie Fraser. [Clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1929]
R. Fraser

McDonald Daniel C. McDonald 12/2/1929
Daniel C. McDonald, Glace Bay, Dec.1 - The death occurred in Sydney, yesterday of Dan C. McDonald, for many years and until recently a resident of Cottage Lane. The late Mr. McDonald had been a resident of Glace Bay since 1899 and was well known around the mining districts as well as in Louisbourg and adjoining districts. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. A. McInnis in the United States, and five sons, Malcolm and Joseph, residing here; Norman in Halifax; James in Boston and John in Detroit. Mrs. George Hudson of this town is a sister; and Allan McDonald of this town is a brother; a step brother Archie McDonald also resides here and Mrs. D.J. McRury, Louisbourg is a sister. The Sydney Post - Maureen McNeil

McNeil R. D. McNeil 12/2/1929
R.D. McNeil, Dominion, Dec.1, - One of the oldest residents of this town passed away on Saturday morning in the person of the late R.D. McNeil at the age of 57 years. The deceased was very well known and highly respected here. He is survived by his widow, six sons and four daughters. The latter are: Mrs. M.J. MacKenzie; Misses Rhoda and Jennie of Dominion and Miss Cassie residing in Detroit. The sons are: Charles, John, Bernard, Joseph, Michael and James, all residing here. The late Mr. McNeil contracted pneumonia some time ago, and for a time it was felt that that he was showing signs of recovery, until he took a turn for the worst Friday night and passes away yesterday morning. The late Mr. McNeil, a number of years ago, was closely identified with the light harness racing game in Cape Breton, one of the last horses to be raced by him being the famous pacer, Nich R. The Sydney Post - Thursday, Dec.5,1929 Funeral Is Held - Dominion, Dec.4 - The funeral of the late R.D.McNeil took place today at 9 am., requiem mass was celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and afterwards interment was in the Catholic Cemetery on Ocean Ave. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Thomas McMahon; William McDonald; Fabian Daley; J.R. McInnis; Peter McMahon and James McDonald. A daughter of the deceased, Cassie McNeil, arrived home from Detroit in time for the funeral, which was a very large one, friends from many places coming here to pay their last respects to the late Mr. McNeil. The Sydney Post - Maureen McNeil

MacDonald W J MacDonald 12/31/1929
W J MCDONALD, 62, PROMINENT SYDNEY BUSINESS MAN, DIES Following a paralytic stroke a few days ago, W J MacDonald, 62, prominent Sydney businessman, died at his home, 561 Esplanade, at 6:30 Sunday evening. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr MacDonald was in business first at Reserve with his brothers, and subsequently at Dominion. Later still he was manager of the Cape Breton Wholesale, which he left some years ago to establish MacDonald’s Limited, of which he was proprietor at the time of his death. Besides his widow, formerly Miss Laura Gow, he is survived by four children: Miss Florence, John and Gordon, all at home, and William now on his way here from Quebec, where he has been located for some time. Mrs Jennie Armstrong, Victoria, B.C.; Dr. E. M. MacDonald, Sydney, and John MacDonald, Tatamagouche, are sisters and brothers of the deceased. Ed, William, John and Henry MacPherson and Mrs Wallace Richardson, of this city, are cousins, as is also D G MacPherson, now at Orangedale. [1929][Editor's comment: December 31 entered for indexing] W J MACDONALD IS LAID TO REST TUESDAY; MANY IN ATTENDANCE - Many citizens united in paying their last respects at the funeral of W J MacDonald on Tuesday afternoon, when the solemn service began at 1:30 o’clock at the family home at 561 Esplanade. The Presbyterian choir was in attendance and led in the singing of Peace, Perfect Peace and Sleep On, Beloved Sleep, with Mrs Gordon Graham, the church organist, playing the accompaniment. Rev W McCulloch Thomson, of the Presbyterian Church was the officiating clergyman. Many wreaths and other floral tributes expressing deepest sympathy6 to the bereaved family were banked about the casket and were magnificent to behold. The funeral cortege left the house at 2 o’clock and wended its way to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made. The pall bearers were Malcolm Martin of Dominion, Alex S McIntosh, of MacDonald’s Limited; J F Mile, C R Lorway, Fred A McInnis and William Ross. John MacDonald, of Tatamagouche, brother of the deceased and J Ingraham, of Wolfville, were among the relatives present at the funeral. [1929][Editor's comment: December 31 entered for indexing]
R. Fraser

Strang Margaret Strang 1/10/1930 10/1/1930 Friday, January 10, 1930 The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S. Native of Sydney Mines Passes Away In Boston Sydney Mines, Jan. 9 - News has been received here by friends of the death of a well known young lady, Margaret Strang, who passed away in Boston, aged eighteen years. She left this town with her parents about six years ago, and will be remembered by her schoolmates for her beautiful desposition and kindly manner. She is survived by her mother, four sisters and six brothers, who have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in the community. The Halifax Herald G. Newbury

Gillis Charles Gillis 2/27/1930
GLACE BAY MAN MEETS DEATH IN NEW YORK CITY Charles Gillis, 32, Killed While At Work In Large Tunnel NO DETAILS KNOWN YET BY PARENTS Served Overseas With Distinction - News Comes As Great Shock (Special to the Post) Glace Bay, Feb. 28 - Michael L. Gillis received the tragic news tonight that his son, Charles, had been killed while at work in New York City today. As far as the family know, Gillis was employed with George Morley and Billy Scott from here in building a large tunnel in New York City underneath the Hudson River, but no details of how he was killed were contained in the message announcing his death. The late Mr. Gillis was 32 years of age and went overseas early in the war with the No. 1 Tunnelling Corps, with which he served throughout the war with distinction taking part in the many feats that that brave crowd of Cap Breton miners took part in the great war. He was severly wounded and after returning from overseas spent a number of months in Camp Hill Hospital at Halifax. Later he was engaged for some years with Charles Curry Undertaker, and about two years ago he left for New York, where he has since resided. He was well known and universally liked in town and news of his tragic death caused a distint shock here. His remains are now en route here from New York, accompanied by his young wife, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Butts of Dominion No. 6, and their little child. Surviving Mr. Gillis are his father and step-mother at New Aberdeen, a sister, Mrs. Vincent Meisner, Victoria Street and six brothers, Joe of the Coal Company's police department, Roddie and Alex, at New Aberdeen, John in Detroit, Stevie in British Columbia and Michael in Boston. [Note-- This was a front page story]
Tricia (Gillis) Senior

McFadyen Daniel A. McFadyen 2/28/1930
LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL Representative Citizens pay last tribute To Late Daniel A. McFadyen Following a brief service at the family home, 143 Townsend St., which was conducted by Rev. A.D. Reid assisted by Rev. Drs. Pringle and MacIntosh, the funeral of the late Daniel A. McFadyen who died on Tuesday Morning was held yesterday afternoon to St. Andrew’s United Church, where hundreds of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects to one who was so well known and respected and show their sympathy for those so sorely bereaved. The choir of which the deceased had been identified for several years as singer and librarian was present and led in the singing of two hymns, Abide with me ,and Forever with the Lord and also rendered the anthem God so loved the World.. Mrs. George Beaton, standing in then same place where she sang at the marriage of the deceased a little over a year ago while the register was being signed, rendered most beautifully and feelingly Face to Face. The pastor, Rev. A.D. Reid spoke briefly stressing particularly one characteristic of the deceased,Faithfullness. Dr. John MacIntosh pastor of Saint James United Church spoke at some length on their intimate friendship and his loyalty to the church, choir, organizations and friends. DR. Pringle, delivered what is considered to be one of the finest tributes ever heard from the lips of the veteran preacher, during which he dwelt upon the life of the departed, and his early Christian training in the old home on the Island and in a community where he had spent his early years and which training was reflected to the last. He referred feelingly and sympathetically to the sorrow which had again befallen the widow and the aged parents, and those left to mourn. At the conclusion of the service an opportunity was afforded all present of looking for the last time upon the face of a familiar figure in Sydney for so many years, after which the choir circled the casket which contained the remains of one who was a faithful member of that organization. The pallbearers were: James Calder, Theo. Sodero, Charles McMillan, M.W. Ross, George Stanly and J.B. Morrison. The members of local No.1588, Carpenters and Joiners turned out in splendid numbers and lined up in the funeral cortege to Hardwood Hill Cemetery, where interment was made, and carried out their commitment service with George Barrett and Dan McPhee officiating, following that of Rev A.D. Reid. [Daniel McFadyen died Feb 25, 1930 This article from the Sydney Post, Feb 28, 1930] Sydney Post, Ken Cairns

Vallen Catherine Vallen 3/8/1930 3/6/1930 Saturday, March 8, 1930...Sydney Post Former Local Woman Is Fatally Injured In Fall at Boston BOSTON, Mass., March 7 - Catherine Vallen, formerly of Sydney, fell down stairs in East Boston, Mass., breaking her neck and was totally paralyzed until death came yesterday. Efforts are being made to locate her brother, Daniel McDonald, at River Denys, N.S. She was born at Glencove, N.S., lived at both North and South Sydney, at No. 2 "The Hub," her husband worked at Glace Bay. Relatives live at Springhill and various parts of Inverness county, named McDonald and Vallen. born at Glencove Sydney Post G. Newbury
could that be Glencoe instead
Batty Thomas Batty 5/21/1930 5/21/1930 Wednesday, May 21, 1930 Sydney Post Found Drowned Nova Scotian Found in Detroit River (By The Post's Leased Wire) Windsor, Ont., May 20 - The body of Thomas Batty, who has been missing from his home for three weeks, was found floating in the Detroit River near the Canadian F---t Company property, this morning, a native of Nova Scotia, was employee of the Canadian National Railway for some time but was on a holiday for ill health. Sydney Post G. Newbury
Date of death unknown, used published date
Lewis Sam Lewis 5/21/1930 5/20/1930 Wednesday, May 21, 1930 Sydney Post Pioneer Collier Dies at Glace Bay Glace Bay, May 20 - Sam Lewis, aged seventy-nine who turned the first sod when No.2 colliery was started here, died at New Aberdeen early this morning. Sydney Post G. Newbury
Samuel LEWIS who d. 19 May 1930 in Glace Bay was the s/o Newfoundland-born Peter LEWIS according to his NSVS death registration.
Andrews Elias Andrews 6/7/1930 6/7/1930 Saturday, June 7, 1930 Sydney Post Record Large Number Attend Funeral Funeral of Elias Andrews Held at Coxheath Yesterday The funeral of Elias Andrews was held from his late residence at Coxheath, yesterday afternoon, to St. Mark's cemetery where interment was made. Services at the house and graveside were conducted by Rev. Mr. Morrison, rector of St. Mary's Church of England, of which church the deceased was a life long member. A large number of friends and relatives followed the remains from his house to the cemetery. The pall bearers, all life long friends of the deceased were Messrs. Charles Andrews, Uriah Andrews, Richard Andrews, John T. Andrews, Murray Lewis and Angus Morrison. Sydney Post Record G. Newbury

McArthur Sarah McArthur 7/15/1930
Inverness, July 13 - The death occurred July 11, of Miss Sarah McArthur, after a brief illness of a month. Miss McArthur, who was seventy-eight years of age, was born at Cape Mabou, Inverness County, the daughter of John McArthur and Mary McIntyre; her mother, Mrs. R. Roberts, Sydney, four nephews, John W. McArthur, Hector McArthur, Duncan McArthur, and Duncan Macleod; also two nieces, Mrs. Angus C. McIsaac, with whom she had been residing for some time. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon under the direction of Joseph Connington. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

MacDermid Mrs. John A. MacDermid 7/16/1930
Baddeck, July 15 - The funeral service of Mrs. John A. MacDermid, of Beinn Bhreagh, who passed away on Wednesday morning last, was held at the late home on Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. John MacKinnon, of Greenwood United Church. The deceased, who was in her 53rd year, suffered a paralytic stroke last winter from which she failed to recover. Mrs. MacDermid was formerly a Miss Morrison, from Baddeck Bay, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison. Besides her husband two daughters and one son survive, _viz., Ethel, student nurse at the Hamilton Hospital, North Sydney, who tenderly cared for her mother in her long illness: Marion and Kenneth at home. Two sisters and one brother also survive _ Mrs. Angus MacCharles of Sydney; Mrs. Philip MacRae, of Beinn Bhreagh; and Murdoch Morrison, of California. The six pall bearers were all neighbours of the deceased. Interment was in Highland cemetery at Baddeck Bay. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Ferguson Sarah Ferguson 7/19/1930
Mrs. Sarah Ferguson passed away at the home of her daughter at Framboise July 5, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Ferguson was one of our oldest residents, being about 90 years of age. She was a most estimable and lovable character, and was confined to her bed for the past nine years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Macleod, Framboise, with whom she resided, Mrs. Monroe, Mrs. Foster, Boston, four sons , Norman residing on the old homestead at St. Esprit, Neil Alexander, Sterling and D. A. Boston, also one sister, Mrs. McCuist, Ferguson's Lake, all of whom were with her during her last illness, excepting D.A. The Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Collins Mrs. J.T. Collins 7/26/1930
A telegram received by Mrs. M. J. T. Macneil, 22 Edward St., announces the death of her sister, Mrs. J. T. Collins at her home in Newport, Rhode Island, last Monday. The deceased was the daughter of the late G. H. Bissett, of River Bourgeois, where she was born fifty-seven years ago. Known to her friends as Amy Bissett, she was exceedingly popular and the news of her death will be received with regret. She was a graduate of St. Bernard's Convent, Antigonish. A sister, Mrs. M. Durand, 554 Robie St., had just reached home from visiting her when the telegram was received carrying the news of her death. Burial took place at Newport Wednesday. The Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Gardiner Ella Gardiner 7/30/1930
New Waterford, July 28 - The death occurred suddenly on Sunday at the home of Harry Webb, County Road, where she was employed as house-keeper, of Miss Ella Gardiner, aged 25 years. Death was due to haemorrhage. Deceased was able to be about until a few hours prior to her death. A native of Newfoundland, she resided for some time with her family in North Sydney, and also in New Waterford. Surviving are her father, at present residing in New York; two sisters, Nellie in the United States, and Mabel in Margaree, and one brother, William in Glace Bay. The funeral will be held on Tuesday to All Saint's Anglican Church, and will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Jones. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Pushie Mrs. L. R. Pushie 8/5/1930
Glace Bay, Aug. 4 - The death occurred last night at ten o'clock in the General Hospital of Mrs. Lawrence R. Pushie, a highly esteemed young resident of this town, after an illness of only two weeks. Mrs. Pushie was before her marriage Miss Katie McKenzie of Boularderie Centre and her sudden death at the age of 31 will come as a shock to a large number of friends. She is survived by her husband, who is a member of the staff of the S. And L. Railway roundhouse here, and three children, as well as by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, Boularderie Centre, and two sisters, Mrs. McNeil, of Boston, who is now in Glace Bay, being called here by her sister's illness, and another sister, Miss Lena, and a brother, Lauchlin, both at home. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

MATHISON Daniel Mathison 8/13/1930 8/12/1930 Friday, August 13, 1930...Sydney Post-Record, N.S. Daniel Mathison Musquodoboit Harbor, August 12 - Daniel Mathison of Musquodoboit Harbor, died at his home on August 10, after a long period of illness. He was born at Sydney in 1857, and spent many of his years following the sea. Funeral service was held yesterday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Corkery at the Presbyterian Church, assisted by the pastor of the United Church. Interment was made in the Musquodoboit Harbor cemetery. Mr. Mathison is survived by his wife, formerly Adelaide Burgess. Sydney Post-Record George Newbury

Ducette Mrs. Thomas Ducette 9/6/1930
Sydney Mines, Sept. 5 - The death occurred at Little Bras d'Or, Thursday morning, of Mrs. Thomas Ducette, aged 42 years, following an illness of three months. She was born in Birmingham, England, daughter of John Peirce and his wife, Mona Yates, and during her residence in Little Bras d'Or, won the respect of many. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard Emery, and Annie at home, also an adopted child. The funeral services will take place in the Catholic Church, Little Bras d'Or Saturday morning. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Fraser Daniel Fraser 9/10/1930
New Waterford Native Passes In Michigan- New Waterford, sept. 8 - The funeral of Daniel Fraser, whose death from accidental absorption of gas fumes occurred in Pontiac, Mich., took place from the home of his brother-in-law, Frank Doucette, here on Sunday afternoon. The deceased, who was 24 years old, was born in Inverness and was the son of Daniel Fraser and the late Mrs. Fraser. He resided in this town for a number of years and removed to Pontiac five years ago. He was highly esteemed by all associated with him. The service at Mount Carmel Church and cemetery were conducted by Rev. Father Jerome Chilholm. He is survived by two sisters, both residing here, Mrs. Frank Fortune and Mrs. Isaac Rich. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

MacLellan Mrs. John MacLellan 9/11/1930
New Waterford, Sept. 9 - The death occurred here yesterday at her home at New Victoria of Mrs. John MacLellan after a brief illness. Mrs. MacLellan was born in French Vale, 66 years ago, and resided there until her marriage, when she removed to Springhill, and later resided for some years at New Waterford, and later at Ingonish, coming to New Victoria, two years ago. She is survived by her husband, four daughters and three sons, Mrs. John T. Byrne, Mrs. David Rose, and Mrs. Paul Varacalli, of New Waterford; and Mrs. Duncan Williams, of Ingonish; John, James, Robert, and Charles, all in this town. One brother Eugene Guthro also resides here. The funeral will be held here to St. Agnes Church on Wednesday. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

Reeves Captain Thomas Reeves 9/11/1930
Prominent Mariner Passes at Sydney - Sydney, Sept. 10. - The death occurred here tonight of Captain Thomas Reeves, age 75, one of the outstanding mariners of the Nova Scotia coast. Mr. Reeves was born at Port Hawkesbury, and for a number of years followed the sea, sailing out of Halifax to the West Indian ports. For the past twelve years he has been conducting a general business in this city. Surviving are five sons, Arthur, Alden, Sydney and George, living in Sydney, and Milton, residing in Bangor, Maine. He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. Crooks, Mrs. J. Buchanan and Miss Marion, all residing in Sydney. Halifax Herald Paul Harmon

HATT Elmer Hatt 10/17/1930 10/16/1930 Friday, October 17, 1930...Sydney Post-Record, N.S. Guysboro Youth Shot To Death Elmer Hatt Accidently Shot By Rifle He Had Dropped Guysboro, N.S., Oct 16 - Elmer Hatt, 24-year-old youth of Port Shorham, ten miles from here, was instantly killed while on a hunting trip today when the rifle he dropped, in order to make use of a shot gun was discharged, sending a bullet through his head. A companion named Carr said Hatt caught sight of a rabbit and dropped the rifle to take aim with the other weapon. Hatt, whose family lived for sometime in Inverness and New Waterford, was living with an aunt at Port Shorham. Sydney Post-Record George Newbury

Crowdis Ross Crowdis 12/31/1930
Sydney Mines, – The death of Ross Crowdis occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Crowdis, Millville, at an early hour Thursday morning following several months illness. The deceased was in his 27th year and was a young man of strong Christian character and stirling integrity and will be greatly missed in the community and by many friends in this town. He was an active member of Clyde Avenue Baptist church, a member of Victoria L.O.L., Sydney Mines, and Diamond Division, S. of T., Groves Point. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Edith, at home, and two brothers, Rory, who arrived from Detroit to attend the funeral and Everett at home. The funeral on Monday afternoon was largely attended and was conducted by Rev. J. B. Anderson. Interment was made in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. [no date][Editor's comment:  From Lakeside Cemetery per R. Fraser; William E Crowdis 1866-1943; wife Annie J Ross 1875-1949; son Ross W 1903-1930.]Month and day are edited for indexing]
R. Fraser

McFadyen Angus McFadyen 1/2/1931
ANGUS MCFADYEN A WELL KNOWN CITIZED PASSES Veteran Sydney resident Dies after a Brief Illness- was Prominent in Church and Fraternal Circles The death occurred at the family residence, 143 Townsend St. on Wednesday evening, December 31, 1930 at 6:30 p.m. of Angus McFadyen after a brief illness. His passing was a genuine shock to his numerous relatives and friends. The deceased was a native of Lake Ainslie and had reached the 84th milestone of life’s journey on Friday last, having been born on Dec. 24th 1845. On Wednesday previous to his death, he contracted a cold which developed pneumonia. Up to that time he was in excellent health. 57 years ago, he married Margaret MacLean, sister of the late Donald MacLean, Shoemaker, who survives him. Several years ago they happily celebrated the golden anniversary of their marriage. Over 50 years ago they moved from Lake Ainslie to Greek River P.E.I. where they lived until their removal to Sydney in 1900. Besides the widow, he is survived by four sons, Edward D., John M., Calvin in Sydney, and Frank in Quebec. One son Dan A. Died a few months ago and their only daughter 14 years ago. Of the six brothers and five sisters of the departed only two are still living, John in Boston and Mrs. Christy MacLean, Whitney Ave. Mr. McFadyen , who resided at Whitney Pier for many years was an active member and official of Saint James United Church, and upon taking up residence in the city proper, transferred his membership to St Andrew’s United Church, of which he was a faithful attendant, and where the funeral service, following a brief one at the house will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. This will be conducted by Rev. John Pringle D.D., Rev. John MacIntosh D.D., and Rev. Ronald McLeod D.D. Interment will be at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. The Officers and Members of Coronation Loyal Orange Lodge will have charge of the arrangements. Mr. McFadyen was long an Honorary member of this lodge and connected with the Order for about 68 years. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to those so sorely bereaved by the passing of a loving husband and father -a true and kindhearted friend and a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Funeral Notice - All Members of Coronation L.O.L. are requested to meet in hall at 1 p.m. Saturday in order to attend the funeral of our late Brother Angus McFadyen .Services at the family home 2:00 p.m. St Andrew’s Church, 2:30 p.m. H.J. Kingsbury R.S. Sydney Post Record Ken Cairns

HEAD THOMAS HEAD 1/15/1931 1/14/1931 Obituary: THE LETHBREDGE HERALD PAGE 3, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15,1931 THOMAS HEAD LAID TO REST Old-Timer of Taber and Native of Newfoundland Passes Away (From Our Own Correspondent) TABER. Jan. 14— Passing away Sunday about 12.15 a.m. The funeral of the late Thomas Head, an old time resident of Taber for about 15 years, with a number of descendants here and elsewhere, was held from St. Augustin's R.C. church here on Tuesday afternoon to Taber cemetery with Father McCoy officiating. Frailty of age was the general cause of death. The family members here now for many years are well-known, one son, James and Mrs. Head and family being locally well known in mining and community life. The late Mr. Head was pre-decreased by his wife in 1909 before his arrival here. Born at a Newfoundland coast town in 1842, of British stock, the late Thomas Head was 88 years and eight months of age at the time of his demise and was well acquainted with much of the history of the Gulf Dominion. While refusing overtures to join the Canadian Confederation, wrapped himself in its traditional flag, as Chas. G. D. Roberts, Canadian historian says, and pursued its own progress to position of late years with dominion status. The Head family came out from Britain and settled in the island, and Thomas Head was brought up to the occupation of fisherman. In which so many Newfoundlanders are engaged. Mr. and Mrs. Head were both Newfoundland natives as well, and anyone recalling the figure of the old timer since a resident in Taber will not be surprised that he was of sea faring folk. Opening of the big coal mines at Sydney and Glace Bay in Cape Breton resulted in the removal of the Head family to Glace Bay, and when a number of the Cape Breton miners came to Alberta, some of the family joined the westward exodus. The parents and remainder followed later, Mr. Head coming to Taber, where his sons were employed in the mines, in 1913. In 1915 he went to B.C. for two years. Returning in 1917 since when he has resided in Taber. Seven sons and one daughter were born to the Newfoundland couple, of whom the daughter and one son are resident of Newfoundland, two sons in Nova Scotia, two in Idaho, one at Redcliff and one in Taber. Two sons and their wives arrived from Idaho for the funeral, and one from Redcliff. James Head, who was working in Idaho of late, is ill at present, and was unable to return for the funeral, though his family were present. The funeral obsequies were simple and quiet by desire of the family, but Mr. Head was known to many here. THE LETHBREDGE HERALD Lorraine Gibson Head Newfoundland From collection of Head family obituaries.
Morrison Mary Morrison 1/20/1931
On January 20th there passed away at her home in Englishtown, Mrs. Malcolm Morrison. Not only in her home will the loss be keenly and sadly felt, but also in the whole community where she rendered kindly and devoted service in many different ways. Mrs Morrison was a great sufferer for about a year, but she bore her suffering with fine christian patience for she was resigned to God´s will. There are left to mourn the loss of a kind, saintly, loving wife and mother her husband, one daughter Sadie and six sons, Neil, Harry, Edward, Gordon, Dan and John Morrison. Besides the members of the family, her mother, Mrs MacLean of Englishtown, three sisters and three brothers survive. The funeral services were held in the United Church and were conducted by Rev A C Fraser assisted by Rev James Fraser of Big Bras d´Or. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [Mary MacLean, wife of Malcolm B Morrison, 1879 - 1931] Sydney Post Record p 5 R. Fraser

Matheson Thomas J. Matheson 1/26/1931
THOMAS J. MATHESON SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY A large number of friends in Sydney Mines and Little Bras d’Or will be shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Thomas J. Matheson at his home in Glace Bay on Monday Jan. 26, after an illness of a few days only at the age of 64 years. Mr. Matheson was a son of the late well-known teacher, Murdock Matheson of Sydney Mines. For many years he had lived in Glace Bay and had been for a long time an overman in No. 2 colliery. Three of the late Mr. Matheson’s sons fought thruout the World War and one, Thomas Jr., made the supreme sacrifice in 1918. He is survived by his widow, four sons, John, Herman, Murdock and Joseph of New Aberdeen and three daughters, Mrs. Jno. McDonald of Glace Bay; Miss Mary Matheson of Boston, Mass.; and Miss Jane Matheson, in Halifax. Mr. Matheson is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. James Ratchford and Miss Marion Matheson of Low Point; Mrs. Donald R. Williamson of Arlington, Mass., Miss Bertha Matheson of Florence. The deceased was burried in St. John’s cemetery at New Aberdeen on Wednesday of last week. The late Mr. Matheson was well known to the older people of Sydney Mines and the surrounding district and the surviving relatives will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.[NO DATE][Comment from Ross MacKay:  In going through the 1749 Obits Thomas J. Matheson died in 1931]
R. Fraser

Matheson Margaret Matheson 4/11/1931
MRS MARGARET MATHESON OF BRITON COVE DIES Sydney Mines, April 11 - Mrs Margaret Matheson, of Briton Cove, Victoria county, who was visiting her son, Angus Matheson, passed away on Thursday following a short illness. The deceased was a native of North River, but spent many years at Briton Cove. She was predeceased by her husband, Angus Matheson, and is survived by four sons, Angus in Sydney Mines, Donald and Neil, in New Westminster, B.C.; and Alexander in Detroit; also two daughters, Sarah in Vermont; and Mrs D H McDonald, residing here. There are two sisters, Mrs McDonald of Munroe´s Point, and Mrs Catherine McPherson in Connecticut. The body was forwarded Friday to Briton Cove, where interment will be made on Thursday evening. Rev Q A McDowell, Pastor of St Andrew´s Presbyterian Church conducted a service at the home of her son Angus. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1931]
R. Fraser

MacDonald W. M. MacDonald 7/9/1931
TRIBUTE PAID TO W. M. MACDONALD Rev. Kenneth Munro pronounces eulogy of late resident of No. Sydney (Sydney Post) North Sydney, July 9--Showing the high esteem in which the late William MacDonald was held by the community in general the following address was read yesterday at the funeral by the Rev. K. M. Munro of Montreal, formerly of North Sydney. I am sure that he to whom we pay our tribute of respect today would be averse to having anything said at his funeral service. I don’t think I have ever known a man who shrank more from anything approaching undue praise than he. And yet it would not be right to let this occasion pass without saying one or two things. So far as I know he never made a public confession of faith in Christ or in religion, and yet I believe there was in his heart as deep and as genuine a conviction about the higher things as one might find anywhere. There were not many in whom he confided, not because he didn’t want to be friendly, but because he had a natural shyness and shrinking from the profession of that which he did not possess. I remember how one day I baptized him. He of course was a grown man and it was then I realized as I had not realized before how deep his convictions were. Even that must have cost him a good deal for he hated as few people as I have known hated anything in the nature of hypocricy. There is a book, which has had a wide reading, writtien by one who calls himself The Unknown Disciple. Our friend was one of the unknown disciples, no one but they who were very intimate with him would suspect how deep his convictions were. I don’t think I ever knew a man who hated insincerity as he hated it. He simply could not endure it. When I think of someone with whom to compare him, I think of Nathaniel, a man who wouldn’t jump to conclusions too readily, a man who could never be carried off his feet by any shallow enthusiasm, but of whom our Lord would say Behold our Israelite, indeed in whom is no guile. I wonder if there is anyone with whom he ever had dealings who could say, He deceived me. I believe nothing would hurt him more. He was the soul of honor, and he would scorn to gain any advantage through deception. I am not in a position to judge as to his qualifications as a business man, perhaps according to modern tests of efficiency and acumen, he might not be rated very high. His methods might be considered oldfashioned and out of date. But if integrity of character, if honesty in business relations, if loyalty to one’s word, has any part in business, then he was a good business man; and if he enjoyed in an unusual way the respect of all who had dealings with him, it was because of those qualities which he possessed in a high degree. I caan imagine how he would laugh at the suggestion that in any way he had a positive influence for good in the community. He would say that he kept to himself, that he could never feel at home in a club or in a public gathering, and yet, unless I am greatly mistaken, his influence was far greater than he knew. I remember men- tioning his name once to an acquaintance and he said, The whitest man I know, and after all, what better thing can be done for a community than to set in its midst a man who without any blare of trumpet or any show, quietly holds before his fellows without being conscious of it, the ideal of honor and integrity. I sincerely believe he has made that contribution. He had other qualities as generousity and unselfishness but of these I have no time to speak. I mention what I believe was his great contribution. I am glad I knew him, he would of course repudiate any suggestion that he had been an ideal for anybody, but there is no one I know who condemned more sincerely any tendency to conceit in my own life and that not because of anything he said but of what he was. I believe it can be said of him as it was said of an Old Testament character. He wish not that his face stand. Sydney Post 1931 Sydney Post R. Fraser

MacKay William MacKay 9/7/1931
Paynton, Sask. - William MacKay a resident of Paynton for the past 20 years, died at his residence on Monday evening, September 7th. Mr. MacKay was born at Whycocomagh Cape Breton, in 1845 and so had reached the ripe old age of 86 years on the day he died. In 1870 he was married at Baddeck, C.B. to Hannah MacKay and the union was blessed by eleven children, one of which died in infancy, two sons predeceased their father, Alex, who was killed in the Great War, and Dr. Malcolm MacKay, a very noted surgeon, who died at Edmonton, four years ago. Mr. MacKay leaves to mourn his loss Mrs. MacKay, who is now 82, also six daughters, Miss Katie MacKay, R. N. who resides at home, Mrs. N. McKinnon, Paynton; Mrs. W. C. Wells, Wilkie, Mrs. T. McKinnon, Butte, Montana; Mrs. James McLeod, Cape Breton; and Mrs. Little, Colebranch, N.B. There are two sons living, Mr William A. MacKay, Edmonton, and John of Detroit. Mr. MacKay will be greatly missed in the community, being a man of sterling Christian character and a man whose love of justice endeared him to all. The late Mr. MacKay was buried in Paynton Cemetery September 11th. It was one of the largest attended funerals of the district. The service, conducted by the Rev. D. Munroe, of North Battleford, with the Rev. W. H. English reading the scripture, was held at the house. Capt. A. M. Black presided at the organ and rendered suitable music. Psalms 17 and 74 and hymn 417 taken from the Presbyterian Book of Praise, were sung. The pall bearers were chosen from the intimate friends of the deceased and included Peter Paynter, George Wyatt, George Harris, O. Stone, James Phillips and Alex Johnson. The floral tributes numbering over thirty, included a mat of lilies and roses from the family. [no date] [Date computed from text of obituary]
R. Fraser

Brown Stewart Brown 9/30/1931
The death occurred at the City at 4 o’clock yesterday of Stewart Brown, 19 year old son of Mrs. Fred Brown. Surviving are his mother and four brothers, Howard, Kenny, Angus, William and two sisters, Ruth in Della River, Ethel in Truro. Sydney Daily Post p. 5 Janice Fralic-Brown

Donovan Walter Donovan 10/13/1931
Dominion, Oct. 13, 1931 - The death occurred today in St. Joseph's Hospital at Glace Bay of Walter Donovan one of the most highly esteemed residents of this place. He is survived by several children here, his wife, predeceased him several years ago. Previous to his fatal illness, Mr. Donovan was a valued member of the official staff of No. 1-B colliery.
Bruce Gouthro

Munro Kenneth M. Munro (Rev.) 12/18/1931
EMINENT MINISTER SUCCUMBS Rev. K. M. Munro Passes Away at Home in Montreal TRURO, Dec. 11 --Truro was deeply shocked to learn of the death in Montreal today of Rev. Kenneth M Munro, who for three years was the minister of the First United Church here. He had been in failing health for about three months and his death came at the comparatively early age of 47. At the time of his death he was senior minister of the American Presbyterian church, in Montreal, under the direction of the Montreal Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, one of the outstanding churches in Canada and one that is known all over the American continent. He was born at Ross Ferry, Boularderie Island, Cape Breton and obtained his early education in his home district school and at North Sydney High School. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in 1908 and graduated from Pine Hill Divinity School in 1911 and was granted the degree of Bachelor of Divinity from Manitoba College in 1919. His first charge on leaving Pine Hill was Inverness in his native island of Cape Breton. TO BOSTON From there he was called to the American Presbyterian Church, South Boston, one of the largest congregations in that city. He remained there for a few years, later returning to Cape Breton where he took over the St. Matthew’s congregation, now known as ST. Matthew’s - Wesley at North Sydney. A memorial service for the late Rev. K. M. Munro, B.D., Will be held in the First United Church here Sunday evening at seven o’clock. The minister, Rev. W. McN. Matthews, a former classmate of the deceased, will deliver a memorial sermon and the hymns of the evening will be in keeping with the occasion. At the conclusion of the service the Dead March in Saul will be rendered by the church organist, Harry Baker. He was called from there to the First United Church here and was inducted on May 12, 1927. During the summer of 1930 he spent a few months in Scotland and while there he supplied at one of the largest churches in Glasgow. The Scottish con- gregation being much impressed with him, strongly urged him to accept a call to the church, but he preferred to remain in Canada and returned to Truro. It was shortly after his return that the call came to Montreal and he accepted, leaving here about the middle of December last year. It is a sad coincident to note that at the annual curling club dinner here last year Mr. Munro and the late Governour Etanfield were the guests of honour, the club at that time bidding them both farewell. WAS POPULAR The late Mr. Munro was a man popular with all who knew him and was an outstanding pulpit man. The pulpit which he occupied prior to his death was one of the prominent ones on the continent and Mr. Munro was preceeded by some of the most able men in the ministry of the church today. His oratory seems to have been a well developed natural gift, for in his student days he was called as an orator and a debater. The deceased spent a six weeks vacation in Nova Scotia last summer, occupying his time between his home in Boularderie and Truro and Bedford, and on one occasion preached to his former con- gregation here. The funeral service will be held in Montreal on Monday next under the direction of the Montreal Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. The body will be conveyed to Ross Ferry, where interment will be made in the cemetery of his native village. Some time ago his mother donated to the church for purposes of a cemetery the ground in which he will be laid to rest. It was formerly part of the Munro farm. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Munro, living at the old home; his wife, who was formerly Miss Sadie Williams of Bedford; and two daughters, Helen and Mary; and one son Bain. Friday, December 18, 1931 A Message From The Shadow Now for the first time in my life my soul seems to be garrisoned with a peace which is not disturbed by a single doubt. This message, penned as life’s evening closed, by Rev. Kenneth Munro, B.A., B.D., was read in the American Presbyterian Church, Sunday to a deeply moved congrgation, when a memorial service was conducted by Rev. C. H. Dickinson, B.A., B.D. Rev. Mr. Munro died on Friday. Scarcely less impressive was Mr. Dickinson’s sermon, the effect of which was telling in the extreme in trouble, fortitude, not weakness, should come to the Christian soul, the message was Faith finds its test, not in the calm of everyday life, but in time of crisis. The sermon was the classic one delivered by Rev. A. J. Gossip, in England, following his wife’s death, and its subject, When life tumbles in what then? Mr. Dickinson, in his reading invested the printed words with a pathos that went home in the hearts of the audience and impregnated the message with the sincerity of his own being. Mr. Gossip had said that the pain and suffering of life were inevitable, and that no one more than another had the right to querulousness when they came. Religion here found its testing place. A VOICE FROM THE VALLEY Mr. Munro’s message, entitled, A voice from the valley, also read by Mr. Dickinson, is as follows: Lying here upon my bed waiting for the end, it seemed to me that I should not miss this opportunity of saying a word to you whom for a few short months I have been so proud to call my congrgation. It seemed to me that if ever I had a right to speak with anything like authority, it is out of a time like this. But what I have to say must be in the nature of a revelation of one’s won faith. Indeed, what I say must be in answer to a question which you have a right to put to me. A preacher has a right to put many questions to his people, but there is one question he himself must submit to and it is this-- What about your own faith? You have spoken to us of comfort in the bitterness of sorrow. Have you found it? You have preached to us of resignation in the face of disappointment. Have you said, Thy will be done? You have spoken to us of confidence when the structure housing the dearest things we possess comes crashing down in ruins. What about your confidence? You have told us that a Christian trusts God even though it seems as if God had turned into a cruel devil, delighting to torture and to wound. How have you weathered the storm? Well, may I say that I think I came to know something of the awful bitterness that can overwhelm the soul. THE PEACE THAT PASSETH I dreaded to think afterward of how my heart raged against God. How cruel God is! He could be so gentle, cried a great European doctor, looking into the unplumbed misery of human life. But what I want to say, and this way be the most effective sermon I ever preached, is that God gave me a peace so deep and sure that I do not know what it is unless it is the peace that passeth all understanding. I want you to know that God gave me a happiness so wonderful that I found myself over and over again praising God for the strange experience which seemed such a complete frustration of all my hopes. Death lost every vestige of terror; indeed, I could think of no better description of what happened than in the words of the apostle, He hath destroyed death. I cannot tell you the effect that it had upon my soul when I realized that the Gospel is true, that it works. A sense of strength and confidence and peace suffused my whole being, and now for the first time in my life my soul seemed to be garrisoned with a peace which is not to be disturbed by a single doubt. Remember I did not come to that easily, but now that I have come into possession of it my heart is full of praise. Amid all the awesome mysteries of life Jesus Christ is the truth. In Him one more wanderer has found the secret of happiness and the soul’s true home. OVER ME IS LOVE It would be absurd to hope that a pastorate as short as mine could leave any deep impression. Perhaps, however, it is unique in this--that in a peculiar sense I have been permitted to speak to you from the shadows. We as it were have hailed each other on a boundless sea. You graciously invited me to give you what counsel and inspiration I might. But ahead there loomed a dark cloud. It was not your course so you steered into the sunshine, but for me it was the heart of darkness. And my message to you as I am about to enter this---that never did I have a deeper confidence, nor a sweeter assurance of the presence of Christ. The dominant note in my consciousness is not, He brought me under the power of an insidious disease blasting all my hopes, but this, He brought me to his banqueting house and His banner over me is love. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men. The funeral service takes place today in the church at 4 p.m. and interment will be at Boularderie, Cape Breton, on Wednesday. Montreal Gazette, R. Fraser

Hunt William Hunt 12/23/1931
One of North Sydney's Oldest Residents dies - North Sydney, Dec.22,- The death of William Hunt, one of Norty Sydney's oldest residents occured today at his residence on Pierce St. Mr. Hunt was eighty-seven years old and is survived by one son Richard, one daughter, Mrs. Alex Quirk, living in North Sydney; and two daughters living in Saskatchewan. Interment will take place Wednesday morning. The Halifax Herald Maureen McNeil

MacRitchie Angus MacRitchie 2/10/1932
HAS PASSED AWAY ONE OF OLDEST RESIDENTS OF NOVA SCOTIA One of the oldest residents of Nova Scotia died yesterday in the person of Angus MacRitchie of Englishtown, Victoria County. He was ninety nine years of age, and lacked two months of reaching the century mark. Dr. J J MacRitchie, Cedar Street, official of the department of Health, is a son. Mr MacRitchie was born in North River, Victoria County, of a family noted for its longevity. His two brothers, Donald and Malcolm, both living in North River, are well over eighty. Mr MacRitchie moved to Englishtown where he started a general store which he operated for years. He was active in the Presbyterian Church there, and although he was keenly interested in the affairs of his country, he never sought public office. He was a charter member of St Mark´s Lodge, Baddeck, which he joined 62 years ago, and was one of the oldest Masons in the Province. His first wife died in 1903, and his second wife survives him. Besides the two brothers, and Dr MacRitchie, he leaves two other sons, W J MacRitchie, Baddeck, and F H MacRitchie, Englishtown, and two daughters, Mrs John MacCharles, Ottawa, and Mrs Harry Sellon, Englishtown. Dan MacRitchie, Halifax, is a cousin. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 10 Feb 1932]
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Campbell Mrs. Michael Campbell 3/24/1932
OBITUARY - The death occurred this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.P. O’Neill, Upper Main St. of Mrs. Michael Campbell, an old and well known resident of Glace Bay. The late Mrs. Campbell who had been in failing health for some time was an native of Glace Bay. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. O’Neill as well as a brother Mr. John Farrell of Glace Bay. Another daughter predeceased her by some years. Funeral arrangements will be made later. The Glace Bay Gazette page 5 Maureen McNeil

Smith Mrs. John Smith 4/1/1932
Baddeck, April 1 - The death of Mrs John Smith occurred last week in the home of her daughter Mrs D D MacLeod at Englishtown. The deceased, who was about eighty years of age was a woman of fine Christian character and a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband and one son Rod Smith, Englishtown; three daughters Mrs D D MacLeod and Miss Christy Smith, Englishtown and Mrs Morrison, Millville, C.B. Funeral service was conducted by her pastor Rev Mr Gillis and was largely attended. Interment was in Englishtown Cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1932?]
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Sellon Dolena Sellon 4/4/1932
Baddeck, April 4 - There passed away recently in her home at Englishtown, Victoria County, Mrs Dolena Sellon, widow of the late Walter Sellon, in her seventy sixth year. She was a woman dearly beloved and will be greatly missed in the community. The largely attended funeral services in the home, the United Church and at the graveside were conducted by the pastor, Rev A C Fraser who spoke very highly of the many fine christian qualities of the late Mrs Sellon. She is survived by three sons, Captain Harry Sellon, Englishtown; William Sellon and Dan Sellon of Detroit, U.S.A. and one daughter Miss Belle Sellon who is teaching school in Alberta. Interment was made in the Englishtown cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1932] MRS D SELLEN PASSES AT ENGLISHTOWN A recent letter from Englishtown, Victoria County, Cape Breton, records the death of Mrs Doleena Sellen, which took place there on March 15th last in her 76th year. Mrs Sellen was born in Englishtown and spent a long and useful life in that community. Her husband, Walter Sellen, predeceased her two years ago. She is survived by a family of four; three sons and one daughter. Harry resides at home; Dan in Fuffalo, William in Detroit and Belle is vice- principal of a school in Hillcrest Mines, Alberta. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the United Church and the services conducted by her pastor Rev A C Fraser. Mrs Sellen was a fine type of woman and will long be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932]
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MacDonald Duncan MacDonald 4/7/1932
At his home in Cape North, Cape Breton on April 7th, 1932, Duncan MacDonald passed away very suddenly in his 78th year. He had not been feeling very well through the winter months but with the coming of spring he was much improved and had begun to resume his active duties. The Sunday previous he had conducted the service in the Cape North church and had taken an active part in the Sunday School. But on Thursday morning he arose to kindle the fire and was found by his wife a few minutes later sitting in a chair with life extinct. In his passing the whole community has suffered an irreparable loss. He will be greatly missed from his home where he and his wife abounded in the hospitality to all. He will be missed from his workshop where he was a skilled worker along many lines. Many a good work and needy cause will miss his ready interest and generous hand. But it is, perhaps, in the church that he will be missed most of all. As a young man he had dedicated his life to the church´s hand in the former Methodist church at Aspy Bay and throughout his life he had been a tower of strength in that church, serving not only on its boards, but also filling acceptably and faithfully the duties of a lay preacher and Sunday School worker. Since union he had been ordained an elder and had taken the services in the Cape North former Presbyterian church once a month. He was as well the Superintendent of the Sunday School in the Cape North church and taught a class of older boys. Mr MacDonald´s personality radiated good cheer and friendliness. His whole manner of life bore eloquent testimony to the Saviour he loved and sought to serve and strongly did it commend the Gospel to all. The church at Aspy Bay, though the roads were unsuitable for either sleighs or carriages, was crowded on the occasion of his funeral service. It was conducted by his pastor, Rev D S MacLeod, B.D., who chose for his text - Truly a prince and a great man hath fallen in Israel this day. He is survived by a sorrowing widow [cut off] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932] Sydney Post Record p 8 R. Fraser

Gordon Captain Alex Gordon 4/25/1932
CAPTAIN ALEX GORDON Baddeck - April 25 - News of the death of Captain Alex Gordon in Hamilton Memorial Hospital at North Sydney April 24 was received today with deep regret by his many friends in this vicinity. Many years of Capt. Gordon´s life was spent on the Bras d´Or Lakes. Two years ago he spent the summer as night captain on the SS Breton at Ross Ferry. He was born at Mira seventy nine years ago and leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs May MacFadden at North Sydney and two sisters, Mrs Charles MacDonald and Mrs Kenneth MacLean in British Columbia. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: may be 1932]
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Battleman Jessie Battleman 5/4/1932
Mrs. Jessie Battleman - The death of Mrs. Jessie Battleman occurred at her home. Point Aconi, on Monday evening, following an illness of two months duration. The deceased who the daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Grant, of Big Bras d'or had reached the advanced age of 82 years. She is survived by two sons, Roderick in New York; James at home; three daughters, Mrs. Robert W. MacLean, Sydney Mines; Mrs. Norman MacAskill, North Sydney and Miss Sadie at home. Her husband predeceased her some 25 years ago. One brother, Dr. Wm. Grant of Wolfville, N.S. and one sister, Mrs. Sarah MacKenzie of Big Bank, Boulardarie also survive. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning. The Post Record Maureen McNeil

Carmichael Mrs. Archibald Carmichael 5/10/1932
Baddeck - May 10 - There passed away on Monday May 9th at St Ann´s, Victoria county, Mrs. Archibald Carmichael after a brief illness at the age of 67 years. The deceased was a woman of fine Christian character and will be greatly missed in the community as well as in the home. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn four sons and two daughters, Norman Carmichael at home; D J Carmichael, John H Carmichael and Murdock Carmichael, the Misses Margaret and Marion Carmichael, all of the United States, and all arrived home to attend the funeral which will probably be held on Wednesday. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932]
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MacAulay Donald MacAulay 5/11/1932
The death occurred May eleventh in his home Englishtown of Donald MacAulay at the age of eighty seven years. The deceased was one of the vicinity´s oldest and highly respected citizens, a man of sterling character, who took an active part in all things for the good of the community. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, John MacAulay, Glace Bay; Neil MacAulay, Boston; Ross MacAulay on the old homestead. His wife and two sons, Dr Philip MacAulay, Ash River, N.S. and Dr Dan A MacAulay, Baddeck, predeceased him by a few years. Funeral service was conducted in the Presbyterian Church at Englishtown by Rev Malcolm Gillis, assisted by Rev M N MacDonald of Boularderie and Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Burial service was in charge of St Mark´s Lodge A. F. & A. M., Baddeck of which the deceased was a member for many years. Pall bearers were Brothers J K MacKenzie, L E MacDonald, J P MacLeod, W J MacRitchie, A Y MacDonald. Interment was made in the family lot in the Englishtown cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932] GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER R. Fraser

MacLeod Mrs. Donald MacLeod 5/16/1932
Baddeck, May 16 - There passed away in her home at Port Bevis on Friday morning May thirteenth, Mrs. Donald MacLeod at the age of seventy four years. The deceased was a woman of fine christian character and dearly beloved by all who knew her. Her home was noted for its hospitality and was a social center in the community. For the past forty eight years the Port Bevis post office has been in the home. The appointment was given to her husband in 1884 and after his death was given to Mrs MacLeod. She was a faithful member of Glenvalley United church at South Gut. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Angus J Smith, Glace Bay; two sons, John MacLeod on the old homestead at Port Bevis; Daniel engineer at Ross Ferry; one sister Miss Christy MacLeod, River Bennett; two brothers, D Y MacLeod, North Sydney and William MacLeod, River Bennett. The funeral service was conducted in the home by Rev James Fraser on Friday afternoon. He paid a very high tribute to the memory of Mrs MacLeod. He was assisted by Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Interment was made in the family lot in the old cemetery at Big [faded out] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932] DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh R. Fraser

Carmichael Mrs. Archibald Carmichael 5/18/1932
Baddeck, May 18 - The funeral of the late Mrs Archibald Carmichael, whose death occurred early last week, was held from the home at Munroe´s Point May eleventh and was attended by a very large number of sorrowing friends. The service was conducted by her pastor, Rev A C Fraser of North River, assisted by Rev Nelson MacDonald of Forks Baddeck and Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student at South Gut. She is survived by her husband, four sons and two daughters, John Carmichael of New York, who accompanied by his wife arrived Tuesday, J. D. Carmichael, M. C. Carmichael of Boston, arrived by motor on Monday; Miss Margaret Carmichael, Bermuda and Norman at home. Interment was made in the family lot in Munroe´s Point cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1932?]
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Brown Eliza Jane Brown 6/2/1932
[Funeral Notice]The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Jane Brown will be held from her late residence Mira Road, Friday, June 3rd. Service at 2 p.m. Interment Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Sydney Daily Post Janice Fralik-Brown

Brown Mrs. W. P. Brown 6/2/1932
A wide circle of friends in this city will receive with regret the news of the death on Wednesday afternoon of Mrs. W. P. Brown, 77, which occurred at her home, Mira Road. Deceased had been in failing health for some time. In addition to her husband, she is survived of three daughters, Mrs. W.J. Stuart, Salmon River, Mrs. Samuel Andrews, this city, and Alice at home; also two sons, Walter of the C.N.R. freight office staff this city and John at home. Sydney Daily Post Janice Fralic-Brown

Nolan Mrs. Nolan 8/20/1932
RADIO FLASHES NEWS OF DEATH Effort Made To Communicate With Duncan D. Nolan Glace Bay, Aug.19 - The radio was pressed into service tonight in an effort to get word to Duncan D. Nolan, Captain of the fishing boat Cecil P. L. The Cecil p. L. is engaged in fishing out of Ingonish and when the mother of Duncan D. Nolan died this evening, the family were at a loss as to how to get word to him of his mother's passing. The Marconi wireless station was called and they willing agreed to broadcast it tonight and later on the Station C.J.C.B. were called at Sydney and they also generously agreed to broadcast the death of Mrs. Nolan in the hope that he would get the word direct over the air or that someone in Ingonish would get it and let Mr. Nolan know of his mother's death. The Post Record Maureen McNeil

Sellon Walter Sellon 9/24/1932
WALTER SELLON PASSES AT ENGLISHTOWN HOME Baddeck - Sept 24 - The death occurred recently at Englishtown, of Walter Sellon, in his eighty second year. The deceased was in poor health for a number of years, not able to be about until the last two weeks of his life. He was one of the most respected residents of the community in which he lived. Besides his wife the deceased is survived by one daughter, Belle, Principal of Camrose High School, Alberta, who spent the summer months at home, and three sons, Capt Harry and Capt Dan of the Great Lakes and William, of Detroit, also one sister Mrs Angus MacRitchie of Jersey Cove. He was an elder of the United Church from which the funeral services were held, conducted by his pastor, Rev A C Fraser. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: may be 1932]
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MacDonald Mrs. Neil L. MacDonald 12/31/1932
MRS NEIL L MACDONALD The death occurred in her home at Glentosh, St Ann´s, on Sunday of Mrs. Neil L. MacDonald in her [?]8th year. The deceased was a devout Christian and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs MacEachern, of Glace Bay. Funeral service was conducted in the home on Tuesday morning by Rev James Fraser assisted by Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Interment was made in Big Hill cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932] [Editor's comment:  December 31 entered for indexing]
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Bagnell Ruth Bagnell 3/7/1933
The death occurred at the City hospital early yesterday of Mrs. Ruth Bagnell, well known Gabarus resident. She was 69 years old and had been ill but a short while. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Thorneycroft, Glace Bay and a son in the United Stated. The remains will be taken to Gabarus Tuesday for interment, reposing in the meantime at Corey's undertaking parlors, Dorchester street. Sydney Post Record , p 3 Donald Snow

MacLeod Neil MacLeod 3/10/1933
James A. MacLeod of Groves Point, Boularderie, is in receipt of news of the death of his brother, Neil MacLeod, who passed away at his home at Fortuna, California, on February 20th., following an illness of several weeks duration. The late Mr. MacLeod was born at Inlet, Baddeck, in May 1862, son of the late Mrs and Mrs. Murdoch MacLeod. In 1884 he moved to California and located at Scotia. In 1889 he married Miss Isabel MacDonald and soon after his marriage he moved to the Ferndale section where he engaged in dairying and ranching until 1919 when he moved to Fortuna and carried on a dairying business from his ranch just east of the town limits. The deceased was widely known throughout that part of the country and was held in very high esteem by his many friends. He was a member of the Eel River I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 210, of Myrtle Encampment No. 7, Eureka Canton, past president of the Veterans and a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 81. Surviving are his widow, four sons, Harry J. MacLeod, of Grizzly Bluff; Robert L. of Kiamath and Victor N. and Bruce of Fortuna; and two daughters, Mrs. Annie Baine of Skelly and Mrs. Mina MacDonald, of Robnerville. One brother, James A. MacLeod of Groves Point, Cape Breton, and seven sisters, Mrs. Dolly Matheson of Baddeck; Mrs. Bessie Millan of Boston; Mrs. Albert Hayden, of Wakefield, Mass., Mrs. Edwin Tanner, of Melrose, Mass.; Mrs. J. D. MacRae of Summerville, Mass. Mrs. Donald MacDonald of Toronto; and Mrs. Archie MacLean of Lacedena, Sask., and several grandchildren also survive. The funeral, which was largely attenced by sorrowing friends from all sections of the country, took place Feb. 22, at 1:30 in the afternoon, from the Hunter and Wise funeral parlors, Fortuna. Rev. Mr. Douglas, of Ferndale, officiated. Interment was made in the Ferndale cemetery where services were taken by the Odd Fellows. The pall bearers were: Harry Sweet, H. E. Nelson, Louis West, Alexander Massen, Charles Perrot and Samuel Cooper. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Cook James Cook 3/14/1933
The death of Mr James Cook occurred at his home on Cook street at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, following an illness of one year’s duration. The deceased, who was 82 years of age was born at Sydney Mines. He is survived by one brother, Charles at Sydney Mines and several brothers and sisters in England and the United States. Two grandchildren Mrs Richard Cleary and Jean, Mrs Wilkenson at home, and two great grandchildren, Ralph Wilkenson and Joan Cleary also survive. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

McSween Mrs. Neil McSween 3/14/1933
Sydney Mines, Mar 13 - The death of Mrs Neil McSween occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs Joseph Jessome, Florence, at an early hour on Thursday. The deceased was born at Balls Creek 76 years ago and has resided there all her life. Just three months ago she was stricken with illness and was taken to Florence where in spite of every care she failed to rally. The late Mrs McSween was widely known throughout the district in which she lived and was loved and respected by a very large circle of friends to whom her passing will be a real sorrow. Her husband predeceased her some 20 years ago. Surviving are seven sons, Seward in Ontario, Thomas of Detroit, George in Alberta; Frederick, of Glace Bay; William, of Boston; Bert of Frenchvale, and Alex at home, and seven daughters, Mrs Lena Dyer, Mrs Albert Stanlaske and Mrs Edward Sullivan of Boston; Mrs Ella Walker and Mrs Hector Gardiner, of Sydney Mines, Mrs Charlotte MacNeil, of Sydney, and Mrs Joseph Jessome of Florence. Sixty one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. On Sunday afternoon the remains were taken to French Vale where a very largely attended funeral service was held at the French Vale church, Rev Father MacDonald, C.C. of Whitney Pier took the services at both church and grave. Interment being made in the French Vale cemetery. The funeral arrangements were carried out by her sons. The pall bearers were Mr Ambrose MacMillan, Mr George MacInnis, Mr Lawrence Gouthro, Mr Neil MacMullin, Mr Benjamin Gouthro, Mr Thomas Petrie and Mr Martin MacPherson. Numerous spiritual offerings were received as well as messages, letters and cards of sympathy. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Sutherland Mrs Michael Sutherland 3/14/1933
The death of Mrs Michael Sutherland, Crescent street, occurred very suddenly in the Harbor View hospital on Sunday morning. The deceased had been progressing favorably after the amputation of her left leg, but took a sudden weak turn and passed away shortly after. The deceased was 70 years of age and is survived by four sons, Hugh, Leo, Michael and Allen and six daughters, Mrs B Austin, Mrs H Meara and Miss Blanch Sutherland, R.N., of New York, and Mrs Edward MacKeigan, Mrs Allen Bedford and Mrs Charles MacDonald, of Sydney Mines. Her husband predeceased her five years ago and one son Alexander was killed in the great war. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Beaton Annie Beaton 3/15/1933
MRS A BEATON, DOMINION DIES Funeral of Respected Lady Held At Ball’s Creek Glace Bay, March 14 - A Dominion correspondent writes as follows: A grand old lady passed away early Monday morning, March 6th, at Dominion in the person of Mrs Annie Beaton, widow of the late Alexander Beaton, formerly of Ball’s Creek, C.B. Mrs Beaton died at the home of her daughter and son in law, Mr and Mrs T Grant, Neville st. The late Mrs Beaton was a woman of many sterling qualities, to know her was to live her and during her time spent at Dominion she made a host of friends who will sympathize with her family in their loss of a dearly beloved mother. Until September last she was enjoying wonderful health but was stricken with a heart attack from which she failed fast. Up until her death she was to a remarkable degree in possession of her faculties and she set forth on her happy journey fortified by a steadfast faith in God. Mrs Beaton leaves to mourn her family of five daughters and four sons. The daughters are (Mary) Mrs Edwin Fader, Sydney; (Sarah) Mrs T Grant, Dominion; (Isabel) Mrs A MacKillop, Dominion; (Maggie) Mrs G McInnis, Balls Creek; (Lillian) Mrs P [H]ill [sic], Point Edward. The surviving sons are, Alex, of Lynn, Mass; John at Leitches Creek and Neil and Willie of Dominion. The late Mrs Beaton was born at Whitney Pier, the daughter of the late Isabel (McRae) McLennan and John McLennan. The funeral was held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs Grant on Tuesday afternoon. The remains were taken to Chalmers United Church, of which deceased was a faithful member, where the pastor, Rev J A McLellan officiated. Favorite hymns, selected by the late Mrs Beaton anticipating her own funeral were sung: Safe In The Arms Of Jesus, and In The Sweet Bye and Bye. After the service the remains were placed on board the S. and L. Railway Express and taken to the home of her son John Beaton, Leitches Creek, from where the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon. The funeral service was conducted by Rev Mr McDonald of Leitches Creek, after which interment was made, her body now resting beside that of her late husband who predeceased her 34 years ago. The pall bearers were all grandsons of the deceased and were: John Grant, Melburn Grant, Alex McNeil, William McNeil, David Beaton and Harry McInnis Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Mrs. H. H. MacKenzie 3/20/1933
MRS MCKENZIE IS LAID TO REST North Sydney, March 18 - The funeral of Mrs H H MacKenzie was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St John’s Anglican church. After service by Rev John Stead the cortege proceeded to Lakeside cemetery where interment took place. The pall bearers were S E Earle, William Earle, B R Rice, W N Rice, W Spracklan and R W Bedwin. The remains of Mrs MacKenzie arrived here from Canso last night for burial. The deceased has been living there for the past number of years with Mr and Mrs John Dunning who accompanied the body here. The deceased is the wife of the late H H MacKenzie, who before his death was proprietor of the Vendome hotel here which was destroyed by the big fire in 19??. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Barclay Roderick Barclay 3/25/1933
LAID TO REST Sydney Mines, March 25 - The funeral of the late Roderick Barclay took place from the home of his brother in law, Mr Robert MacLean, Windsor Avenue at Saturday afternoon, and was very largely attended, numbers from North Sydney, Sydney Mines and outside district were present to pay their last respects to one who was held in such high esteem by all who knew him. A short service was held at the house at two o´clock, when Rev N W Patterson of North Sydney read the Scripture lesson, Rev. M N MacDonald of Big Bras d´Or spoke briefly of the life of the deceased and the prayers were taken by the pastor, Rev Q A McDowell. Sleep On Beloved, Sleep And Take Thy Rest was beautifully sung by Mr John T MacDonald. At the conclusion of this service the funeral procession proceeded to St Andrew´s church, where the full service was taken by the pastor who was again assisted by Rev M N MacDonald and Rev N D Patterson. The services opened with the 28th Psalm sung by the choir. The Scripture lesson taken from the 21st chapter of the Revelations of St John the Devine, was read by Mr MacDonald, prayers were offered by the pastor and Mr Patterson and the choir rendered the following hymns Lead Kindly Light and Abide With Me. Mr McDowell took as his text St Luke 23-43 And Jesus said unto him; verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with Me in paradise, and dwelt upon the words of our Blessed Lord regarding our future life. As the funeral cortege left the church, the organist played The Dead March from Saul. The funeral cortege preceeded by the members of Royal Oak Lodge A.F. and A. M. [cut off] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson - no date] [dod 20 Mar 1933]
R. Fraser

MacDonald John MacDonald 3/25/1933
Baddeck, March 25 - The death of John MacDonald in his home in New York on March ninth was received by members of the family here. The deceased was born at Middle River, Cape Breton about sixty years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald. Besides his widow and two children he is survived by four brothers and six sisters, Daniel MacDonald and Murdoch MacDonald, Boston; Duncan MacDonald, Kenneth MacDonald, Kenneth MacDonald and Mrs Sampson, West Arichat; Mrs MacIntosh, Baddeck; Mrs Carmichael, Big Baddeck; Mrs Macey, Hunters Mountain; Mrs Blodgett, New Hampshire; Mrs Lord, Providence, Rhode Island. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1933?] GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER R. Fraser

Kenny John J. Kenny 3/26/1933
Baddeck, March 26 - News of the death of John J. Kenny, in his home at Cambridge, Mass. March 19th was received with regret by his many friends in Cape Breton. Mr Kenny who was born at Dadham[sic], Mass., seventy four years ago, has been almost an annual visitor to Baddeck for the past forty years. His wife, who was Miss Catherine Dennison of Big Baddeck, one daughter and four sons survive. Funeral services were held in St Mary´s church, Cambridge. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1933?]
R. Fraser

Allen Priscilla Allen 3/28/1933
MRS PRISCILLA ALLEN North Sydney - March 28 - The death occurred on Monday evening of Mrs Priscilla Allen at her home on Brook street after a month´s illness. The deceased was 68 years old and has been a resident of this town for the past three years, coming here from Sydney to reside. She was born in Prince Edward Island and is survived by four daughters, Mrs Phillip McKenzie of Baddeck; Mrs Wilson Growther[sic], Sydney Mines; Mrs John P Young, Florence; and Mrs Grace Sackos, Arlington, Mass. There also remain 20 grand children, all living. The funeral will take place from Brook street at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon with interment at Brookside cemetery, Sydney Mines. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [dod 3-27-1933]
R. Fraser

Nicholson Mrs. John Nicholson 3/28/1933
Sydney Mines, March 28 - The death of Mrs. John Nicholson occurred at the home of her son in law and daughter Mr and Mrs Daniel Dunlap of New Campbellton early on Wednesday morning, March 22nd. The deceased was within two months of her one hundredth birthday. She was formerly of Port Bevis where she spent most of her life. About three years ago she was compelled by failing health to move to the home of her daughter at whose house she died and who cared for her tenderly during her last illness. Surviving are two sons, John living at the old home at Port Bevis and William at Barre, Vermont and two daughters, Mrs Daniel Dunlap of New Campbellton and Mrs D R MacLeod of Tarbot. Rev M N MacDonald, pastor of the Presbyterian church Boularderie officiated at the funeral services. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1933]
R. Fraser

Bain Annie Bain 4/1/1933
On March 9th, there passed away to rest at New Harris, Annie Bain in her 83rd year, after an illness of a few weeks. The high esteem in which the deceased was held was testified by the large number of relatives and friends who gathered to pay their last respects at the funeral service of Miss Bain which was conducted by Rev Malcolm McDonald. The pallbearers were Neil Carmichael, William Carmichael, Dan Carmichael, Charles Sutherland, John Bain and Archie Bain, all relatives of the deceased, who with many more relatives and friends will mourn their loss. Sydney Post Record p 5 R. Fraser

Morrison Mary Morrison 4/1/1933
The death occurred at New Harris March 20th, of Mrs Mary Morrison an old and highly respected resident of that place. Mrs Morrison who was in the 93rd year of her age had enjoyed good health until a few days of her death when she was taken suddenly ill with a paralytic stroke. Her husband predeceased her several years ago and to mourn their loss she leaves one son and two daughters, Kenneth R, with whom she resided, Mrs Dan N McDonald and Mrs Neil Carmichael both residing in Tarbot. The deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church for many years. The funeral service was conducted by her pastor Rev Malcolm McDonald. The pallbearers were Charlie McDonald, George Clark, Dan McDonald, Hector McNeil, Dan Carmichael and Gordon McLeod all relatives of the deceased. The large funeral attendance testified to the esteem in which the late Mrs Morrison was held by all who knew her. Sydney Post Record p 5 R. Fraser

Townsend Frederick B. Townsend 4/1/1933
FRED B. TOWNSEND DIED THIS MORN Link With The Olden Days of Sydney Severed. A connection link of Old Sydney with the New was severed today in the death of Frederick B. Townsend, which occurred at his residence, 39 Douglas Place at an early hour this morning. Although not enjoying the best of health for the past year or more, his passing was quite unexpected and to a host of friends here and in various other parts of Cape Breton the news of his demise will come as a distinct shock and will be deeply regretted. A descendent of one of Sydney's oldest families, he earned by virtue of a gracious personality and kind and charitable disposition, the esteem and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a son of the late Captain Thomas Townsend, and was the last surviving member of a family of 12. In the early days of Sydney the Townsend name was syonomous with wooden ships and iron men, five of the sons having followed in the footsteps of their father and manned some of the finest crafts that ever sailed the seven seas. Fred B as he was more familiarity known as among the older residents of Sydney did not engage in the occupation of seafaring, but took up an important branch of this profession, namely cable operating. remaining in this field until superannuated a number of years ago, discharging the duties in a manner that won him highest recognition and commendation from his superiors. He learned the business in Sydney with the French Atlantic Cable Company, and was afterwards transferred to this branch office in St. Pierre, Miquelon, and after almost eight years of service there was assigned to office in Cape Cod, Orleans, Mass where he remained until placed on pension. In religions he embraced the Anglican faith and was a devout member of St. George's congregation as well as being a charter member of one of the Sydney Masonic lodges. Surviving are his widow and a daughter, Carmen, as well as a host of nephews and neices in various part of Canada and the United States. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, with burial to be made in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

McInnis Margaret McInnis 4/27/1933
North Sydney, April 27--The funeral of Mrs. Margaret McInnis was held yesterday from St Matthew-Wesley United Church, where service was conducted by the pastor, the Rev Neil D Patterson. The body was laid to rest in Lakeside cemetery. Mrs McInnes was one of the oldest residents of North Sydney, where she has lived for the past 60 years, and was the widow of Kenneth McInnis of this town, whose death took place in 1911. She was born at North River, near St Anne’s Bay, C.B., 85 years ago and has been in failing health since last November. She is survived by one son, Neil McInnis of the staff of Thompson & Sutherland, North Sydney, and 6 daughters, Mrs Beulah Jeffries, Mrs Stanley Urquhart, Boston; Mrs Peter McInnis, Mrs William Francis and Mrs Samuel Marshall, Halifax and Mrs A Merran, California Cape Breton newspaper R. Fraser

Townsend Anthony E. Townsend 4/27/1933
Many friends and acquaintances will regret to learn of the death at Louisburg on Monday of Mr. Anthony E. Townsend at the advanced age of eight-six years. The deceased gentleman was one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Louisburg, and had enjoyed perfect health, until a short while ago and his sudden pasing came as a distinct shock to his friends. Always active in anything which stood for the betterment of the historic town, where he was born and resided all his life, his word being his bond and this coupled with a fine Christian character, the late Mr. Townsend will be greatly missed from the community which he loved and laboured in for so many years. Surviving are two sons, Arthur with whom he resided in Louisburg and A.E.Townsend of Glace Bay, also one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Hunter of Regina. His wife predeceased him a few months ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Dickson of New Waterford and Mrs. Priscilla Townsend of Glace Bay also survive. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning from his late residence. After a brief service at the home conducted by Rev. Mr. MacMillan, services were continued at the United church. The full choir being present, the favorite hymns of the deceased were very feeling sung Jesus Lover of My Soul and Safe in the arms of Jesus. After the service at the church, the funeral cortege proceeded to the United church cemetery where interment took place. The pall bearers, all intimate friends of the deceased were J.MacAulay, John Matheson, R. Peters, C. Baker, J.A.MacDonand and M.Huntington. Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

MacDonald William J. MacDonald 5/3/1933
Baddeck, May 3 - The death occurred April 28th, at Kamloops, B.C., of William J. MacDonald, a native of Baddeck Bay. The deceased, who was about sixty three years of age, was a very highly respected and esteemed citizen of Baddeck Bay. He was appointed postmaster at Baddeck Bay, on the death of his father, Lauchlin MacDonald, who held that position [???y] years. Some years ago he entered the employ of the Dominion Bridge Company and went to British Columbia with a group of builders of that concern. Later in partnership with another Cape Bretoner, he operated a dairy ranch in Vancouver. The past few years since his health failed, he has resided in Kamloops. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs Morrison, Baddeck Bay and Miss Christine MacDonald; Neil MacDonald, Boston; [???] MacDonald, Baddeck. He was unmarried. Funeral arrangements will be completed on the arrival of the body which is expected in Baddeck on Saturday. [Clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1933]
R. Fraser

Walker Duncan Walker 5/3/1933
Port Hawkesbury, April 27 -- At St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, after a lengthy illness, in the 84th. year of his age, Mr. Duncan Walker passed away recently. His remains were brought to Port Hawkesbury and conveyed to St. Joseph Church from which the funeral was held the following day. Mr. Walker was a resident of Lower Inhabitants where he resided the greater part of his life. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife and several children. Services at church and grave side were conducted by Rev. A D Beaton, P.P. Interment was made at the Catholic Cemetery. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Ivey John Ivey 5/4/1933
North Sydney, May 3 -- The death of John Ivey occurred at his home on Margaret Street this morning after a lengthy illness. The deceased was born in Newfoundland in the year 1869 and came to North Sydney about 40 years ago. He has been employed with the town of North Sydney as an engineer at the water pumping station for a number of years, and although in poor health for the past year he has continued his work until the last. He is survived by his sorrowing wife, four sons, Harry, Jack, Wallace & Douglas, living in North Sydney and four daughters: Mrs. E P Thomas, Anne at Glace Bay & Mabel & Ruth, in Boston. Five brothers, Phillip, William, George, in North Sydney, Charley in Sydney Mines & Joseph in Vancouver, B.C. & two sisters Mrs. John MacKenzie, Vancouver, B.C. & Mrs. Perry in Montreal, also survive. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

MacPhee Mrs. Charles MacPhee 5/4/1933
Sydney Mines, May 3 -- The death of Mrs. Charles MacPhee occurred quite suddenly at her home in Little Bras d'Or April 21st. The deceased who was 76 years of age, was the daughter of the Late Lauchlin MacDonald of North East Margaree. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son John & one step daughter, Mrs. MacAloney of Summerville, Mass., who arrived here to attend the funeral. Three sisters Mrs. Catherine Burton of N.E. Margaree, Mrs. Euphemia MacLean of North Sydney & Mrs. Christena MacDonald of St. Peters and one brother A Y MacDonald of Baddeck, also survive. The funeral took place from her late residence April 24th. interment being made at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. The service was taken by Rev. Alven Robertson, pastor Calvary Baptist Church. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Newton Mrs. Robert Newton 5/4/1933
North Sydney, May 4 -- The death of Mrs. Robert Newton occurred this morning at her home in Little Bras d'Or at the age of 69 years. The late Mrs. Newton has been in poor health and has been confined to her bed for the past three weeks, she was an active woman in her neighborhood and she will be missed in the community. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, three sons: William, a constable in the R.C.M.P. at Bridgetown, N.S. and who was called home owing to the serious illness of his mother, and John & Angus at home; one daughter, Mrs. John McIsaac at Little Bras d'Or, and one sister: Mrs. Edward Gouthro at North Sydney. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock with interment to take place at Little Bras d'Or. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

MacDonald Mary Ann MacDonald 5/18/1933
MACDONALD, MARY ANN – The death occurred Wednesday, May 17, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, of Mary, wife of Michael R. MacDonald, of this town after a short illness of about two months when she suffered a hemorrhage attack. She was 58 years of age, a daughter of the late Donald MacAdam, of the North Side East Bay. With her husband and family she moved to Glace Bay about twelve years ago where she was most highly esteemed and respected, particularly for her charitable disposition, always visiting the sick, and also for the part she played in parochial activities. She was removed to St. Joseph’s Hospital about a week ago and last Monday when her illness became serious she received the consoling rites of the Catholic Church of she was throughout her life a most devout member. Besides her husband she is survived by four sons and four daughters: Dan, John, Neil and Michael at home, Mrs. Kay Gracie (New York); Mrs. Jennie DiPenta, Sydney; Mrs. Margaret House, Sydney, and Miss Florence at home. There are also surviving four brothers, Dan H., Rod and John of this town, and Alexander MacAdam of Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh MacGillivary, Sydney and Mrs. Andrew MacDonald, Meadows Road. A son, Ronald, while five, predeceased her. Sydney Post Record p 3 Reverend Edward House

McNeil Roderick N. McNeil 5/19/1933
- The death occurred at Dominion No.11 on Thursday evening at 9:30 of Roderick N. McNeil after an illness of several months. The late Mr. MacNeil was born in Irish Cove seventy three years ago but moved to Glace Bay when twenty years of age. He first started work at Reserve Mines as a miner in 1878, he also worked at Lingan and Low Point in the early days of hand pick mining. Being of a kind and loyal disposition he was highly esteemed and respected by a vast number of friends and acquaintances. He passed away fortified by the consoling rites of the Catholic Church of which he was throughout his life a devout member. Besides his wife he is survived by one son Neil, a machanist employed at the coal company shop, and one daughter Mrs. Daniel McKinnon, Brookside St. The family will have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral will be announced later. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

Audoux Sylvester Audoux 6/15/1933
MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL North Sydney, June 14 - At 7:45 this morning the funeral of Sylvester Audoux was held from his late residence on Gannon st. After service in St Joseph’s cemetery the cortege proceeded to Lakeview cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev Father J H McEachern. The pall bearers were: Daniel Steele,, Michael Gabney, Charles MacDonald, Angus McIntyre, Alex Jackman and Lauchlin Morrison. Surviving are his wife one son Joseph, two daughters Mrs William O’Connell, and Mrs Gordon Maxwell, living in North Sydney, and three sisters, Mrs Girouard, Montreal, Mrs Lauroulet, and Mrs LaFargue, St Pierre. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacPhail Angus W MacPhail 6/15/1933
Sydney Mines, June 14 - The death of Angus W MacPhail occurred at his home at Upper River Denys at seven o’clock on Sunday evening. Though in poor health for some months, during which time he had received treatment both at the City hospital at Sydney and the Victoria General at Halifax, he had only been confined to his bed for three weeks. The deceased was born at River Denys sixty three years ago. He was for twenty five years an elder, first, in the Presbyterian church, and after the consummation of union in Forbes United church where he was also a valued member of the choir. He was employed by the Cape Breton Electric Company for six years as conductor and motorman on the street railway between North Sydney and Sydney Mines, after which time he returned to his home at River Denys where he has since resided. The late Mr MacPhail was widely known through the island and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. A devoted husband and father, a good neighbour and a true friend and always at the head of any movement for the betterment of the community. His passing will be keenly felt by many. He was twice married,. His first wife, formerly Miss Effie Morrison of Wreck Cove, died about twenty five years ago. Some years later he married Miss Annie MacRae, of Boularderie, who survives him. Others surviving are three sons William M MacPhail, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; John F MacPhail of Boston and Thomas R MacPhail at home and one daughter Ethel also at home. One sister, Miss Margaret MacPhail of Boston, who arrived home four weeks ago and was with her brother at the time of his passing and one brother Rev M L MacPhail of Auburn, N.Y., also survive. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in the vicinity. Many attending from all parts of Cape Breton Island. The service, which was held in the grounds outside the home, was taken by Rev D J MacLeod, pastor of the United church at Orangedale and River Denys, who was assisted by Rev A D MacKinnon of the Presbyterian church at Whycocomagh. Rev J A MacLellan of Dominion, a former pastor at River Denys who gave an address in English. Mr MacLellan took his text from Job 16 -19. My witness is in Heaven and my record is on high and paid high tribute to the deceased with whom he had been closely associated, as pastor and coworker for nine years. Rev James Fraser, pastor of the United church at Big Bras d’Or then gave a short address in Gaelic taking as his test, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. The choir was in attendance and rendered very beautifully the following hymns: Unto the Hills Around do I Look Up, Asleep In Jesus, and Sleep On Beloved, Sleep and Take Thy Rest. A duet Alone With God was rendered with great feeling by Mrs D J MacLeod of River Denys and Mr Wm MacKenzie of Iron Mines, Whycocomagh. Mrs Daniel Ross presided at the organ. After the service the remains were borne to the family cemetery in the grounds of the homestead. Sydney Mines Personals Mr Alexander MacLeod of Centreville and Mr Malcolm MacLeod, Brown street, were among those who attended the funeral of the late Angus W MacPhail at Upper River Denys on Tuesday afternoon. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Powers Laura M. Powers 6/15/1933
LAID TO REST North Sydney, June 14 - The funeral of Laura M Powers was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from her late residence on Pleasant St., after service at the house conducted by Rev Mr Smith the large cortege proceeded to Lakeside cemetery where interment took place. The pall bearers were Leo Steele, Rod McAskill, Joseph Whalen, Thomas Blaine, Jack Finlayson, Sidney Jones. The deceased is survived by her sorrowing mother, one brother Dr J T H (Bert) Powers, in Norfolk, Conn., and two sisters, Bessy A Powers, at home and Mrs Harry W Smith of Buffalo, N.Y., who is living here at present. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Boutilier Osborne Boutilier 7/4/1933
GLACE BAY, July 1 - The funeral took place recently of Osborne BOUTILIER, 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs Harvey Boutilier, Hickman street. The youth who was a popular local newsboy died in the Glace Bay General Hospital from spinal menigitis. On Wednesday Rev. J. Crewe, rector of St Mary's church conducted the funeral service, Buriel was at the Anglican cemetery. The Halifax Chronicle George Newbury

MacLean William Sylvester MacLean 7/10/1933
The death occurred at the T.B. annex this morning at 3:30 of William Sylvester MacLean, age 24 years. The late Mr MacLean has being [sic] in poor health for the past year and although death was not expected he passed away this morning. He leaves to mourn his loss his young widow, his aged mother, three sisters, Mrs Duncan Campbell, Whitney Pier, Mrs Peter Pellois, Dorchester street, Sydney, Mrs Machiel [sic] D MacNeil, Hay Cove. Seven brothers, Ben, Neil, John, and Anthony at home; Steve, Michael and Mickey in Vancouver, B.C. Funeral announcement later. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McLean Mrs. Malcolm J. McLean 7/10/1933
Glace Bay, July 10 - Mrs Malcolm J McLean, highly esteemed resident of Centreville, Reserve Mines, passed away at her home Saturday night. She is survived by her husband and six children, five sisters and two brothers. Burial will take place at Christmas Island following requiem mass at St Joseph’s church, Reserve at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Smith Rebecca Smith 7/10/1933
Mrs Rebecca Smith passed away on June 22, 1933 at Sydney Forks, C.B., in the ninety ninth year of her age. She was born at Cape Dolphin, Victoria County, C.B. on May 1st, 1834, a daughter of the late Donald McLean. Her husband predeceased her in 1926 at the age of ninety years. A son and daughter survive. M. Smith of Sydney Forks and Mrs Christopher McLean of Birch Grove. The funeral took place on June 24th from the home of her son at Sydney Forks to Blackett’s Lake cemetery, the funeral service being conducted by Rev Dr John Pringle. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Forrest Sarah Forrest 7/19/1933
The death occurred at her home at Centerville, Sydney Mines, yesterday afternoon about two o’clock of Mrs Sarah Forrest, well known and highly esteemed resident of that community. She was 74 years old, and had been ill since last Wednesday, when stricken with heart seizure, her passing being quite unexpected and came as a distinct shock to a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances. Her husband predeceased her a number of years ago, and surviving are s son, Seward, and a daughter, Mrs D N McDonald, 534 Charlotte street, this city. Also two brothers, H H Clarke, North Sydney, and John Clarke, Sydney Mines, and two sisters, Mrs H Crowdis, Baddeck, and Mrs James Weir, Centreville. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock (daylight saving time). Burial will be made in Lakeview cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Nearing Mrs. Thomas Nearing 7/19/1933
Glace Bay, July 19 - The death occurred last night at her home at McKay’s Corner of Mrs Thomas Nearing, aged 68, one of the most highly esteemed residents of Glace Bay, where she resided practically her whole lifetime. She is survived by her husband, fours sons and five daughters. The sons are Joseph, formerly vice president of U.M.W., District 24; Philip, captain of the Reserve baseball team; John, foreman with C.N.R. at Point Tupper, and James , at New Aberdeen. Daughters are Miss Ethel, of nursing staff Harbor View Hospital, Sydney Mines; Miss May at home, Mrs Thomas Power, South Boston, Mass.; Mrs Anthony Tasker, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs Wm. Turnbull, New Aberdeen. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Morrison Jessie Morrison 7/26/1933
Florence, C.B., July 26 - The death of Mrs Jessie Morrison occurred in Harbor View hospital on Friday night after a few months illness. The deceased was seventy nine years of age, and was born in Victoria county and resided in Sydney Mines for the past forty years. She was a devoted member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church and attended regularly until the past two years. The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs Colin Kennedy and Mrs Joseph Morrison of Boston, and Mrs Malcolm McLennan of Sydney Mines, and one brother, James McInnis of Florence; also three stepsons, Angus in Sydney Mines, Archie in New Aberdeen and Kenneth of Sydney; and one daughter, Mrs Albert Luker, of Florence. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at the home. Rev Mr McDowell conducted the service. Interment took place at Brookside cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson - written on: 1933]
R. Fraser

McArel William McArel 7/29/1933
WILLIAM MCAREL GLACE BAY, DIES Pioneer Business Man Dies Suddenly Glace Bay, July 27 - The death occurred at his home on Yorke street today of William McArel, one of the pioneer business men of this town. Mr McArel, who was a member of the firm of McArel Brothers, for many years conducted a large departmental store on Commercial street, retiring when the building was destroyed by fire in 1920. He was an outstanding type of citizen who was never too busy with his own affairs to not lend his valued services to any project for the betterment of his fellow man or the community as a whole. He is survived by his widow and one son, William, who is a student at McGill university and at present home on vacation. Surviving also are his brothers, Henry and David of Glace Bay and Robert, of Port Morien. The funeral takes place this afternoon. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Morrison Donald Morrison 8/3/1933
Sydney Mines, Aug 3 - The death of Mr Donald Morrison, a well known and highly respected resident of the town, occurred at his home on Queen street at seven o’clock last evening, following an illness of one week. The deceased who was seventy five years of age, was born at Sydney Mines, the son of the late Mr and Mrs Malcolm Morrison. In his early life he spent some years in Boston and later was employed by the Dominion Coal Co. at Glace Bay. About twenty five years ago he returned to Sydney Mines and has since been in the employ of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. He was a member of the United Church and an elder in Carmen church. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons, George of Boston, and Gordon and Donald at home. One sister, Miss Margaret Morrison also survives. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family by a large circle of friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McLeod Daniel C. McLeod 8/9/1933
Dominion, No. 6 - Aug 8 - The death occurred in the General Hospital at Glace Bay this afternoon of Daniel C McLeod, aged fifty five years, and one of the best known and most highly respected residents of this place. Mr McLeod had followed the mining industry from his youth and had until very recently been employed in No. 24 colliery at Glace Bay. He was taken seriously ill about two weeks ago and removed to the General Hospital at Glace Bay, where he underwent an emergency operation a few days ago from which he failed to rally. He is survived by his widow and a large family, all of the children being grown up. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Gillis Michael L. Gillis 8/22/1933
FUNERAL ON THURSDAY The funeral of the late Michael L. Gillis, who dropped dead Tuesday morning, will take place on Thursday morning, the funeral leaving his late residence at No. 27, Hub, at 7:30 for St. John's church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.
Tricia (Gillis) Senior

MacDonald Donald Francis MacDonald 8/25/1933
Sydney Post Record The death of Donald Francis MacDonald, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. MacDonald, of Hillside, Mira, occurred in the City Hospital on Thursday evening after an illness of some three months. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald who are prominent residents of Hillside and most popular with their friends are receiving messages of sympathy from all sides in the loss of their bright little son Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

McPhee Hugh McPhee 9/2/1933
HUHG [SIC] MCPHEE, SYDNEY NATIVE, DIES IN OTTAWA Former Well Known Resident of City Passes - Burial at Charlottetown Friends in this city, particularly war comrades and ex-service men, received with deep regret the news of the death of Hugh McPhee, 28, chief clerk Federal Pensions Bureau, which occurred suddenly at his residence in Ottawa early yesterday morning. Aside form the brief announcement of his death no further particulars were received by his family here. A native of Sydney, he enlisted and served overseas with the old 17th Field Battery, came back badly wounded, but with several major decorations and a distinguished war record. At the close of the war he was associated with pensions staff in Halifax, and was later transferred to Ottawa where his ability soon moved him to the ranking position he occupied with that department at the time of his death. He was married and is survived by his widow and two daughters. Also his father, Alexander McPhee, Rockdale avenue, and three brothers, Murdoch, at home; Walter, Sydney Mines, and Stewart, in New Jersey, and four sisters, Miss Elizabeth and Mrs Harvey Woodill, at home; Mrs Kunkle , New Jersey, and Mrs Dan McPhee in New York. The remains left Ottawa last evening for Charlottetown, P.E.I. where interment will be made. Leaving on last night’s express to attend the obsequies were the father of the deceased and brother and sister. Sydney Post Record p 1 R. Fraser

Stevens Alex Stevens 9/2/1933
THIRD OFFICER OF COAL COLLIER DIES IN CITY HOSPITAL Alex Stevens Succumbs To Burns Suffered While Extinguishing Blaze On Steamer Blackheath - Burial Will Be Made Here - Burns suffered at sea on Thursday afternoon ended fatally for Alexander Stevens, 40, Third Officer on the Dosco collier Blackheath, at the City Hospital early last evening. Unaccompanied, Stevens, went, torch in hand, into the propellor tunnel shaft of the Blackheath for purpose of checking equipment and mechanical operations. While there some waste and oil ignited in some unknown manner and Stevens after hectic fight succeeded in extinguishing the flames but was badly burned in doing so. Utterly exhausted and suffering excruciating pain, he managed to crawl through into the engine room and collapsed unconscious on the floor. First aid was applied and ship’s officials, on learning of the accident, immediately put back to this port, a distance of over 160 miles, docking here Friday morning about one o’clock. Dr J G B Lynch administered treatment at the hospital but Stevens never regained consciousness and succumbed to burns and shock last evening about six o’clock. As the cause of death and attending circumstances are well established, there is no need of a corner’s [sic] inquiry, Dr J K McLeod, city medical officer, told the Post-Record last night. The remains were removed from the hospital to Lowden’s morgue and arrangements for burial this afternoon were made. Stevens is a native of England. Sydney Post Record p 1 R. Fraser

Beaton John A Beaton 9/6/1933
The funeral of the late John A Beaton of Leitches Creek aged 54 whose death occurred in the Metropolitan Hospital Walkerville, Ontario, took place from the United church at Leitches Creek. Rev Wm Frazer conducted the service both in the church and by the graveside. The remains were accompanied home by his wife and three children, Robert remaining in Windsor. Mrs Russell D Lewis is a daughter of the deceased. Numerous cards of sympathy and floral tributes were received by the family testifying to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Mrs Beaton was a daughter of the late A J Beaton of this city. Mr Beaton was formally [sic] on the staff of the D.I. R. Co. engineering department. Much sympathy goes to the wife and family in their sad bereavement. J A BEATON Word was received in the city, Aug 30 of the death of Mr J A Beaton, Maidstone, Ontario, after a few weeks’ illness. Surviving are his widow, and children, Clarance, Robert, Mae, and Ella in Ontario; and Mrs Russel D Lewis, Sydney River, also two brothers, Nelson at Leitches Creek and Angus in Mexico. [Sydney Post Record Friday 1 Sept 1933 p 3] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Gunn Daniel Gunn 9/14/1933
DANIEL GUNN MINE VICTIM AT PRINCESS Sydney Mines, Sept 14 - Daniel Gunn, a Sullivan machine helper in Princess colliery, was instantly killed while at work in the pit shortly after seven o’clock this morning by a fall of stone and coal. Gunn was later removed from the mine and an inquest will be held this afternoon. The victim of Cape Breton’s latest mine tragedy was 58 years of age, unmarried, and is survived by two brothers, William, Florence, and Wilfrid, Sydney Mines. DANIEL GUNN LAID TO REST Large Number Attend Funeral of Mine Tragedy Victim Sydney Mines, Sept 18 - The funeral of Daniel Gunn, whose tragic death occurred here last Thursday, took place from his former home at New Harris, Victoria Co., on Saturday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in the New Harris cemetery after a funeral service at the home, which was taken by Rev N M McDonald, pastor of the Presbyterian church there. Beside his brother William of Florence and Wilfred of Sydney Mines, there survive his father, Mr Alexander Gunn and one brother John residing at the old homestead at New Harris, and four sisters, Mrs Kenneth MacKenzie of New Harris, Mrs Murray of Port Hawksbury, Mrs Albert Wood of North Sydney and Miss Catherine Gunn who recently returned home from Boston and is now living at home. Sincere sympathy to the bereaved family by a host of friends at Sydney Mines. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 19 Sept 1933 p 6] Sydney Post Record p 1 R. Fraser

MacKinnon Daniel B. MacKinnon 9/19/1933
MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Friends Pay Final Tribute To Late Mrs Daniel MacKinnon Sydney Mines, Sept 18 - The funeral of Mrs Daniel B MacKinnon took place from her late residence at Black Point, this afternoon. The service at the home was taken by Rev Quincy A McDowell, pastor of St Andrews Presbyterian church who was assisted by Mr Lyall Detler, who read the Scripture lesson and took some of the prayers. Members of the choir who were present rendered the following hymns: What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Rock of Ages, Safe In The Arms Of Jesus. Mr McDowell spoke eloquently and touchingly of the life of the deceased and gave a message of comfort to the sadly bereaved husband and family, after which he closed the service with prayer and the pronouncing of the benediction. The funeral cortege then passed on to Brookside cemetery where the remains were laid to rest. The pall bearers were Purves MacKeigan, Christopher Robertson, Thomas Inch, John Muir, Whitfield Boyd, and Thomas Lockman. Many beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Brown Peter Brown 9/22/1933
The death of Peter Brown, 84, occurred at his home on Mira Road last Wednesday, with his passing attributed to the effects of a stroke suffered the previous Friday. Two sons survive, Walter and John, both of Sydney; and three daughters, Mrs. William Stewart, Salmon River; Mrs. Sam Andrews, Sydney and Alice at home. The funeral will be held this afternoon, with interment at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Sydney Post-Record p.3 Janice Fralic-Brown

Bagnell William Bagnell 9/23/1933
LOUISBURG, Sept. 20 - The funeral of the late William Bagnell, 69 whose death occurred on Friday at the City Hospital was held on Monday afternoon from his late residence to First United Church and was largely attended, despite the inclemency of the weather. Services at house, church and graveside were conducted by Rev. D.A.McMillan. Interment Willow Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, Mrs. Verne Payzant, Que.; Mrs. Emerson Grant, Louisburg; 3 sons, Joseph and Nelson, Louisburg and Oscar residing in Cambridge, Mass. The Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

MacDonald Annie MacDonald 9/26/1933
Baddeck, Sept 20 - There passed away in her home at Hunter’s Mountain Sept 12th, Mrs Annie MacDonald, widow of the late John MacDonald at the advanced age of eighty seven years. She was a woman of true christian faith and was well beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a large family of step children who sincerely mourn her loss. Kenneth MacDonald, St Peter’s; Dan MacDonald, Worcester, Mass; Duncan MacDonald in the West; Murdock MacDonald in New Hampshire; Mrs Angus MacIntosh, Baddeck; Mrs William Carmichael, Big Baddeck; Mrs Robert Macey, Hunter’s Mountain; Mrs Blodget, New Hampshire; Mrs Lord, Providence, R.I. The funeral service was conducted by Mr Foote, assisted by Rev Mr McKinnon of Baddeck. Interment was made in Middle River cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacRae John MacRae 9/26/1933
Baddeck, Sept 20 - The death occurred in his home at Middle River at an early hour on Monday morning, September eleventh of John MacRae, aged sixty nine years. Mr MacRae was a well known and highly respected citizen. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas MacRae, with whom he resided; Alexander MacRae in New Hampshire; four sisters, Mrs John A MacDonald, Mrs Mary MacLeod and Miss Bella MacRae, Middle River; and Mrs Munroe in Portland, Maine. Funeral service was conducted by Mr Charles Foote, student missionary in Farquharson Memorial church. Interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 9 R. Fraser

LeNoir Sarah A. LeNoir 10/9/1933
LeNoir, Sarah A. nee Madden age 90 died 7 Oct.1933 Sydney, NS; burial Arichat, Richmond Co., daugther of Dr. A.A.Madden, Arichat, w/o D.H.LeNoir, daughter and son survive; Sydney Post Record pg. 3 Maureen McNeil

Hill Mrs Samuel Hill 10/17/1933
Sydney Mines, Oct 16 - Mrs James MacLean, Brown street, received a wire today informing her of the death of her sister, Mrs Samuel Hill, who passed away at the Kentville Sanatorium this morning after an illness of three months. Previous to her marriage she was Miss Treffina Haggett, daughter of Mr and Mrs George T Haggett of North Sydney. During her residence in Sydney Mines, Mrs Hill made many warm friends who will deeply regret her passing. She was a member of the Surcom Lodge, Loyal True Blues. Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Robert and Hilda. Her parents, three brothers John and George Haggett of North Sydney and Russell of Kentville and three sisters Mrs Jame MacLean of Sydney Mines, Mrs Fred Holleysworth of North Sydney and Miss Ruth at home. The remains will be brought to North Sydney for burial. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Scott Marie Scott 10/17/1933
Sydney Mines, Oct 16 - Mr Charles Cook, Guy Street, has received the news of the death of his daughter, Mrs Marie Scott, who passed away in a st John hospital on Oct 4th after a long illness, fortified by the last rites of the Catholic church. The deceased, who was thirty six years of age, was born at Sydney Mines, the daughter of Mr Charles Cook and the late Mrs Cook. She is survived by four children, Charles, Jean, Jessie and Marjory. Tow brothers, Henry Cook of Sydney Mines and Frank of Melrose, Mass. and one married sister living in Virginia also survives. Burial took place in St John following requiem high mass. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Weare Jessie McMillan Weare 10/17/1933
Sydney Mines, Oct 15 - Mrs Michael MacKinnon, Pitt St., recently received word of the death of her sister, Mrs Jessie McMillan Weare who passed away at her home in Bethel, Conn., October first. Mrs Weare had been in failing health for eight years and for the past six months her condition had been critical. The deceased was born at Sydney Mines and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick McMillan (tailor). She had resided in Montgomery, Ala., until about ten years ago when she and her family moved to Connecticut. She was a devout member of the Catholic church, a woman of sterling character and her passing will be deeply regretted by all who knew her. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs Thomas F Kennedy of New York city; Mrs Paul S O’Dwyer, of Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs J L Bawla of Little Road, Arkansas and Mrs Ruth Morrill of Bethel, Conn. Three sisters, Mrs Florence Campbell, Mrs Peter Matheson and Mrs Michael MacKinnon and one brother, Mr Alexander MacMillan, all of Sydney Mines, also survive. The funeral took place October 4th. Interment was made in St Mary’s cemetery, Bethel, following requiem high mass in St Mary’s Church. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Gardiner Mrs Allen Gardiner 10/18/1933
The death occurred this morning at 8 am of Mrs Allen Gardiner, Table Head. She was 53 years of age and a resident of Glace Bay for many year. She is survived by four sons, David, Fraser, George and Joseph, of Table Head. Her husband was a member of the 25th Battalion, killed in the world war. A son, Mark, was drowned in 1927. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Muriel Ruth MacKenzie 10/18/1933
On Sunday the 8th the death occurred at her home on Richardson avenue of Muriel Ruth MacKenzie, wife of W A MacKenzie, Commercial Traveller. The late Mrs MacKenzie was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex Gillis of George’s River, C.B. and was born at George’s River on the 8th of November, 1895. Besides her husband, she left a nine year old daughter, Mona Callia and an infant daughter two months old. Her funeral services, which were simple and impressive, were conducted on Tuesday the 10th by Rev Mr Aikten of St Andrew’s United church assisted by Dr Pringle, St Andrew’s United church choir rendered the hymns Abide With Me, and Lead Kindly Light, whilst the song Trees, a great favorite of the deceased, and which she regarded as a hymn, was rendered by Mr James Bancks. Two sisters also survive, Mrs J K Ross and Mrs James P Nuttall, as well as one brother, John A Gillis. The pall bearers were S A MacKenzie, Wilson Gillis, Major J W Maddin, K.C., F A Grant, Lawrie Rigby an George MacArthur. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McPherson William J. McPherson 10/18/1933
Scores Attend Funeral of Rail Organizer Representatives from every walk of life turned out yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of William J McPherson, General Organizer of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees, held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs Robert Drake, Falmouth street, to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made. At the house in the presence of scores of mourners, Rev Wilfred Gaetz, pastor of First United Church, conducted service, during which he took occasion to pay personal tribute to the deceased, and members of the choir under the direction of Professor A F MacKinnon, rendered the following favorite hymns of the deceased: Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go. Present at the service was Rev Francis Holborow, Rector of Christ Anglican Church. At the close of the service the lengthy funeral cortege headed by members of the local branch of the Railway Brotherhood proceeded to the cemetery where graveside prayers were recited by Rev Mr Gaetz, followed by the impressive committal service of the Brotherhood conducted by B H Crawford. The wealth of floral tributes, scores of messages and other tokens of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore tangible testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Acting as pall bearers were D A McGillivray, Adam Stewart, Ross Baker, Murray Matheson, B H Crawford, and W R Poole, North Sydney, all members of the Railway Brotherhood. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Townsend Elias Townsend 10/27/1933
The funeral of Elias Townsend, an aged and esteemed resident of this community took place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Tutty on Thursday afternoon to St. Bartholomew's church where services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Gabriel. Interment at Clarke's Road. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Tutty with whom he resided and one son, Neil, residing in New Waterford. Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

Wilson Mrs W E Wilson 10/27/1933
Glace Bay, Oct 27 - Mrs W E Wilson, passed away this morning at her home No. 5 Douglas street, and in her passing Glace Bay has lost a highly esteemed resident. She was seventy seven years old. Born in Blight, England, Mrs Wilson when quite young came to Cape Breton with her husband, whose father was manager of the colliery at Sydney Mines. After living at Sydney Mines and at Low point, Mr and Mrs Wilson came to Glace Bay fifty five years ago and resided here since. Mr Wilson’s three sons enlisted when the great war broke out and are buried in Flanders Field. They were Dick, Sam and John Willie, who were, before leaving here, prominent athletes. A daughter, Mrs Robert Flynn, also predeceased her and she is survived by her husband and four daughters. Mrs Stuart MacCawley, Mrs John McIntyre, Mrs Bert McPherson and Miss Ella, the last named residing with her parents. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Bingham William Bingham 11/10/1933
Saint John, N.B., Nov 9 - William J B Bingham, retired telegraph operator and native of North Sydney, died here today. North Sydney, Nov 17 - Mrs H Hackett has been notified of the death in St John, N.B., of her brother, William J B Bingham, who passed away at his home in that city on Thursday last. Mr Bingham at one time resided in North Sydney and was on the local telegraph staff but later retired from telegraphy and engaged in real estate. He was born at St Ann’s Cape Breton, where his father the late Colonel Bingham made his home, after leaving his native land in England, and where his remains are buried. Mrs Hackett will have the sympathy of her friends and neighbors in the loss of her brother. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 16 Nov 1933 p 6] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McLean Catherine McLean 11/10/1933
Glace Bay, Nov 10 - Mrs Catherine McLean died at her home on Berkley street yesterday. She is survived by five sons and two daughters, Funeral takes place Sunday to Black Brook cemetery. MRS CATHERINE MCLEAN Glace Bay, Nov 10 - Mrs Catherine McLean, aged 59 years, and for many years one of Glace Bay’s most highly respected residents, passed away at her home at No. 6 Berkley street, ward three. Her husband passed away thirteen years ago, and since that time Mrs McLean has not enjoyed the best of health, and two months ago she suffered a severe heart attack from which she failed to rally. Through her illness she always maintained the same cheerful, optimistic spirit for which she was ever noted, and always felt that she would ultimately recover from her long illness. She leaves to mourn a loving mother, two daughters and five sons. The daughters are Mrs Chris Knowles, now at home, and Miss Jean, residing at home. The sons are Donald and Clarence in Philadelphia, Rod in Detroit, and Murray and Gillis at home. Surviving also are two brothers, Neil and Dan Patterson of Glace Bay, and four sisters, Mrs J Gilholm, Mrs Henry Berry and Miss Mabel Patterson in Massachusetts, and Mrs James Campbell, in Vergeville [sic], Alberta. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. Following services at the home at 1:30, the remains will be taken to Black Brook cemetery for interment. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 11 November 1933 p 2] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Kempt Catherine Kempt 11/16/1933
North Sydney, Nov 15 - The death of Miss Catherine Kempt took place on Wednesday evening at her late home on William street. Miss Kempt was 84 years old an a resident of Boston for many years. She was born at Grand River and spent the latter years of her life in North Sydney with her brother, the late Captain John Kempt, who died here two years ago. Charles Kempt and Charles Peters of North Sydney are relatives. The funeral took place on Friday from her home to Lakeside cemetery, the Rev J W Smith of St Giles Presbyterian church officiating at the services. The pall bearers were Charles Kempt, Charles Peters, Malcolm MacAskill, John McLean, John Johnston and Roderick Johnston. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacDougall Roderick MacDougall 11/16/1933
North Sydney, Nov 17 - The death of Roderick MacDougall, son of Mrs Hector MacDougall, Summer St., this town, occurred at Hamilton Memorial Hospital last evening following as illness of only a short period. Mr McDougall was 28 years of age and had spent practically all his life in North Sydney. He was widely known in town and took an active interest in various branches of sport. He was highly popular among the younger people in town and enjoyed the respect of all with whom he was associated. During the last few years he was employed with Brennan’s wholesale here and was regarded as a valuable worker by his employers. Recently his health became impaired and upon the advice of his physician he entered Hamilton Hospital last Friday for treatment. Undergoing an operation Saturday it was though for a time that improvement was noticeable, but this week his condition became worse and yesterday his life was dispared [sic] of. Death ensued last evening as a result of complications which set in following the operation. He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs L D Kay, this town, and two brothers, Gordon and Joseph, both residing at home. His father predeceased him over three years ago, while an older brother, George met a tragic death while hunting near North Sydney in 1919. Mrs C Harrington, proprietress of the Albert Hotel, is an aunt of the deceased. MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL North Sydney, Nov 19 - The funeral of the late Rod A McDougall was held from the residence of his mother, Mrs hector McDougall, Summer Street, this afternoon and was largely attended by friends of the deceased young man whose death occurred suddenly Thursday night. Rev Father McEachern officiated both church and graveside services. The lengthy cortege left the home about 2:30 and proceeded to Lakeview Cemetery where interment was made. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 16 Nov 1933 p 6] Sydney Post-Record R. Fraser

Beaton Laura Beaton 11/27/1933
Residents of the Point Edward district turned out in large numbers this morning to attend the funeral of Miss Laura Beaton held from her home to the Anglican church cemetery there where interment was made. Service at the church and at the graveside was conducted by Rev W K Morrison, rector of St Mark’s parish, Coxheath. Many floral offerings were received by the bereaved relatives, also cards and other tokens of sympathy, which testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacRae Isabelle MacRae 11/27/1933
The death occurred early this morning of Isabelle MacRae, six year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Angus MacRae, Sydney River. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Howatson James Howatson 11/29/1933
North Sydney, Nov 28 - The death occurred at Little Bras d’Or November 27th, of James Howatson, aged 80 years, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by one brother, George, living with his daughter, Mrs A S McDonald, Sydney, and one sister, Margaret, residing at the old homestead. The funeral takes place this afternoon, interment being made at Little Bras d’Or cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Vatcher George Vatcher 11/29/1933
North Sydney, Nov 28 - The death occurred on Friday November 24th of George Vatcher, aged 85 years after an illness of three weeks duration. He is survived by fours sons, Stephen, at Lemoine Brothers, North Sydney; Thomas, of Sydney; James, of Halifax and Hugh of Labrador, one daughter, Mrs Mary Ferguson of Winchester, Mass. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from St John’s Church of England. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

House Margaret House 12/1/1933
HOUSE, Margaret – The death of Mrs. Margaret House, wife of Augustus House, West Street, occurred at the City Hospital on November 31, 1933, after a lingering illness. The late Mrs. House was born in England and was twice married. Surviving besides her husband are four sons, Thomas, Arthur, George and John, also one step-daughter, Mrs. George Woodhead of Sydney, one brother in England and one sister Mrs. I. Duxbury of this city. CAPE BRETON POST, Reverend Edward House

McKay Isabella McKay 12/15/1933 12/11/1933 Page 4..Friday, December 15, 1933 The Halifax Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Mrs. Isabella McKay Sydney, Dec. 11 - Mrs. Isabella McKay, mother of Dan McKay, prominent Sydney labor leader, died at her residence 560 Esplanade, early this morning after a lingering illness. She was 78 years old, a native of Malagawatch, Cape Breton. The remains will be shipped to Lime Hill, Inverness county, Tuesday for burial. The Halifax Chronicle George Newbury on 7/20/2014 approx 1855
McDermid Donald McDermid 12/18/1933
DONALD MCDERMID Sydney Mines, Dec 18 - The death of Donald McDermid a well known and highly respected citizen fo Cape Dalphin[sic], occurred at his home on Sunday Dec 17th. Although not enjoying the best of health for some time he was able to be around until a few days ago. The deceased was born at Breton Cove, Cape Breton, 88 years ago and spent most of his life between Breton Cove and Cape Dalphin. He was a loving husband and father and a good friend to all. His passing will be greatly felt in the community. For many years he has been elder in the Big Bras d´Or Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs McInnis of Breton Cove. Four sons, John Alex and Daniel in Detroit, Malcolm and James at Cape Dalphin. The funeral takes place services at the home at 11 am and at Big Bras d´Or Presbyterian church at 1 pm, Rev M N McDonald, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made at Big Bras d´Or. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1933]
R. Fraser

Bagnell Peniah Bagnell 12/20/1933
LOUISBURG, Dec 18- December 10, the death of Mrs. Peniah Bagnell, widow of David Bagnell of Gabarus occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bullock. Deceased was in her 92nd year and resided here for the past _0 years, where she endeared herself to many by her amiable disposition. Three years ago she fell and fractured her hip and had been confined to her bed practically ever since. She is survived by one brother, George MacGillivary of Sydney and one daughter Mrs. Bullock, who cared for her during her illness. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. D.A.McMillan of First United Church, assisted by Mr. Campbell, Presbyterian student at Mira. Intement at Willow Grove Cemetery. Sydney Post Record , p 11 Donald Snow

Gillies M. E. Gillies 12/26/1933
The death occurred Monday at his home in Hay Cove, Richmond County, of M. E. Gillies, 88, after a very short illness. The deceased lived at Irish Cove all his life, until moving to his last residence one year ago. The late Mr. Gillies was the first councillor elected for District 13 and until his death was the last surviving member of the council of 1878. He was a brother of the late Joseph Gillies, barrister of this city and at one time Federal member of parliament for Bridgeport. The deceased is survived by his widow Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

MacKeigan Charles W. MacKeigan 12/26/1933
Stricken with a heart seizure about 7 o'clock last evening, Charles MacKeigan, formerly of Marion Bridge, but employed for some time at Halifax, died last night. In addition to his widow and three children in Halifax, he is survived by his parents, three brothers and a sister at Marion Bridge. The remains will arrive in the city by train tomorrow morning with interment at Marion Bridge. Sydney Post Record Jan 4, 1933 MARION BRIDGE, Jan 2 - The community was shocked on Tuesday morning, on learning of the sudden passing of Charles W. MacKeigan of Halifax. Mr. MacKeigan was apparently in his usual good health until Monday evening when he was suddenly stricken with heart failure. Deceased was well and ------- known in Marion Bridge having lived here as a boy. He is survived by his widow who accompanied the remains here, three children, Billy, Charles and Phylis, Halifax. His aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter MacKeigan, three brothers, Johnny, Dan and Thompson, one sister, Mrs. Wm. MacDonald, residing in Marion Bridge. The funeral was held from the home of his parents on Thursday afternoon under the auspices of the A. F. and A. M., of which he was a member. Rev. R.A.Ross of the United Church. Bill Kennedy, of Sydney and Angus J. MacDonald of Glace Bay officiating. Many grieving friends and relatives gathered to pay their final respects to one who was so highly regarded. The many floral offerings testifying to the esteem in which the late Mr. MacKeigan was held. Scores of cars followed the funeral possession to Riverview cemetery where interment was made. The graveside services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Ross. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

Maguire Walter Maguire 12/26/1933
Mrs. Arthur Maxwell, of the Capitol Theatre staff, has received news of the death of Walter Maquire, 50 head of the Modern Floor Surfacing Company in Bridgeport, Conn, who collapsed as a result of a heart attack just as he rung the front door bell of a house in which he was to repair floors Mr. Maguire was a veteran of the Great War having served overseas from 1914 until the Armistice, with the Canadian forces. His widow and four children survive Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

Walker David Walker 1/1/1934
The death of David Walker, aged 66, took place at his late residence 503 Charlotte Street on Sunday morning at five o'clock. He was a man of sterling character and beloved by all who knew him. He was a native of Big Ridge but spent most of his life in Sydney, being employed at the International piers for the last several years. Leaving to mourn their loss are his widow, two sons, John & Angus, and two daughters, Alexia & Florence. A daughter, Christena, predeceased him several years ago. Funeral arrangements later. Cape Breton Post Page 12 Norma Day

Matheson Wallace Matheson 1/5/1934
4. Source: NB marriage record/WWI papers/obit photocopied in WWI papers - sorry, name of newspaper is obscured. It is a major paper, judging from the two pages included. 5 Jan 1934 Halifax - Wallace Matheson husband of Elizabeth Annie Smollett b. 17 Sept 1874 Sydney Mines 59 years old s/o William and Ellen (Hennessey) Matheson Interred: Camp Hill Cemetery NB marriage record/WWI papers/obit photocopied in WWI papers Sheila Matheson

McGowan W. J. McGowan 1/5/1934
North Sydney, Jan 4 - News received by friends at Big Bras d’Or announces the death of W J McGowan, who passed away suddenly in New York last week. The deceased was a retired police sergeant of the New York police and was over 70 years of age. Two years ago he visited his daughter, Mrs A D Livingstone and Capt Livingstone, at Big Bras d’Or. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Vickers Lillian Vickers 1/5/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 4 - The death occurred on Wednesday evening of Lillian wife of Jacob Vickers, at her residence on Forrest street, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Jacob and George, Sidney and Joseph; three daughters, Mrs James Vickers, Nellie and June. One brother, Edward Marsh of this town and her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Marsh also residing in this town. The late Mrs Vickers is well known having lived all her life here. The funeral took place on Friday morning from the church of Immaculate Conception. Requiem High Mass was said by Rev Fr. F C McKinnon. Service at the graveside was taken by Rev Fr McIsaac. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Fraser William Thomas Fraser 1/6/1934
The death occurred at his home at Edwardsville of William Thomas Fraser, the last of a widely known and highly respected family of that district at the advanced age of 85 years. The late Mr Fraser was the son of Captain John Fraser and Sarah Fraser. The family consisted of seven sons and a daughter: John, James, Joseph, Thomas, George, Henry, Perry and Ada. It will be well remembered by the older residents of Sydney and surrounding districts that his father with two sons George and Henry were lost at sea in the great gale sixty three years ago. Thomas went to sea with his father as a boy and continued so until middle age. Owing to his kind and cheerful disposition he was greatly loved by all those with whom he came in contact. he has left to mourn his loss one son Henry residing at Edwardsville, a daughter Mrs John Lewis and four grand children also at Edwardsville. Although not in robust health for the past year, his death came as a shock to his family, and news of his passing will be received with regret by a host of friends and relatives. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Bonar Mrs Henry Bonar 1/8/1934
North Sydney, Jan 7 - The death occurred on Friday night of Mrs Henry Bonar, aged [80?] years of George’s River at the Cape Breton hospital. She is survived by three brothers, Michael, Amos and William McPhee and one sister, Mary Jane, all living at George’s River. The funeral took place on Sunday from the late home of the deceased and interment was made in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Little Bras d’Or, Rev Father Barry officiating. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Bagnell Barbara R. Bagnell 1/9/1934
Following an illness of several months the death occurred early Sunday evening at the home of her son Dave, on Charlotte street of Mrs. Barbara R. Bagnell, well known resident of this city. She was 78 years old, a native of Gabarus, C.B. and had lived here for many years. Her husband predeceased her many years ago and other surviving sons are Herbert, in Glace Bay, and William McDonald, Esplanade. Funeral arrangements will be announced later Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

Grantmyre Harriet Grantmyre 1/15/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 14 - The death occurred on Friday evening of Mrs Harriet Grantmyre at the home of her daughter, Mrs Angus Murphy, Little Bras d’Or Bridge, after a long illness patiently and cheerfully borne. The late Mrs Grantmyre was born at Little Bras d’Or 84 years ago and was a life long resident of that community, where she was beloved by many. Her husband, the late James Grantmyre, predeceased her some years ago. Left to mourn their loss are two daughters, Mrs Angus Murphy at Little Bras d’Or Bridge and one daughter, now residing in the United States. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2 pm. Rev N J Thomas, pastor of the United Church, Florence officiating at the home and graveside. Interment will be made in the family lot in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. [m.n. Wayson] Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Maxwell John Maxwell 1/15/1934
Sydney Mines, January 12 -- The death occurred on Friday afternoon of John Maxwell at his residence on Main Street after a short illness. The deceased was born at Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, 62 years ago and came to this country about 22 years ago and has been in the employ of C E Ballard all that time. Left to mourn their loss is his wife, who before her marriage was Annie Ross of Bulle, Invernesshire, Scotland, one daughter, Nellie, living in Sydney Mines and several relatives in Scotland. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon from the residence of William Haddow, Fraser Avenue. Rev. A A McDowell, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church officiating. Sydney Post Record p6 Norma Day

Morrison John Archie Morrison 1/15/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 14 - The death occurred on Sunday morning of John Archie Morrison in Harbor View hospital following a long illness. The deceased was a life long resident of Sydney Mines and a son of the late Mr and Mrs Donald Morrison, Cranberry. he is survived by his wife who before her marriage was Theresa Brown, one daughter, Mrs Thos Peet, living in Sydney Mines. Two sons, Charles and Wilbert, living at home; two daughters and two sons living in the United States. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Wayson Catherine Wayson 1/15/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 14 - Mrs Catherine Wayson, Groves Point, passed away on Monday morning after a long illness. The deceased was born at Big Harbour, 65 years ago, but for some years has made her home at Groves Point. Her husband the late Robert Wayson, predeceased her eleven years ago. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev Quincey A McDowell officiating,. Interment will be made in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. [maiden name McMillan] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Anna MacKenzie 1/18/1934
North Sydney, Jan 18 -- The death occurred suddenly in Chicago on Friday of Miss Anna MacKenzie, formerly of North Sydney, who graduated as deaconess from the Moody Bible School and was engaged in mission work in Chicago. She was born at Boularderie, 62 years ago and is survived by five sisters,[name omitted] North Sydney, Mrs J C Beaton and Mrs M D McLeod. Sydney, Mrs Jessie Munro, Boularderie, Mrs. Margaret Lee, Manchester, D. K. MacKenzie, North Sydney and Murdoch MacKenzie, California. The late Rev. Kenneth Munro, who died in Montreal two years ago, was a nephew. The funeral was held in Chicago Sunday. Sydney newspaper R. Fraser

MacKenzie George MacKenzie 1/18/1934
Sydney Mines, January 17 - The death of George MacKenzie, aged 68, occurred at his home on Vickers Lane this morning after an illness extending over a lengthy period. Mr. MacDonald had been employed as head carpenter at Princess Colliery for over thirty years and was widely known throughout the district. Up until ill health forced his retirement several months ago he was about his tasks daily. Mr. MacKenzie came to Sydney Mines about forty years ago from Boularderie where he was born, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alex MacKenzie. During his residence here he acquired a wide circle of friends among whom he was held in highest esteem. He was an active worker for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and his death will be keenly felt by his fellow members. He is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters, Mary & Harriet. The funeral will be held from his late residence Friday afternoon the Rev. Quincy A McDowell officiating. January 24, 1934 - Friends Pay Final Tribute To Well-Known Citizen Sydney Mines, January 22 - The funeral of the late George MacKenzie was held from his residence on Vickers Lane on Friday afternoon and although the weather was disagreeable it was well attended. Rev. Quincey A McDowell officiated at the home and the grave side. The favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, The Lord Is My Shepherd, and Oh Safe to the Rock,. Miss Rachel MacLean was accompanist. The pall bearers were: A Ross Fraser, Robert W Brown, John Hayes, George Hayes, Hugh Charles MacLean, Prescott Roper. The late Mr. MacKenzie was born at Boularderie 62 years ago, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Alex McKenzie. When quite a young man he moved to the Western States where he spent several years returning to Sydney Mines about 39 years ago, where he married Miss Emma Brown, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Brown of Sydney Mines. He is survived by his wife and two daughters: Mary Anna Bell & Harriet. Interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in the Brown family lot. Sydney Post Record p 3 Norma Day

MacLennan Mary MacLennan 1/18/1934
MISS MARY MACLENNAN Baddeck, Jan 13 - The death of Miss Mary MacLennan occurred on Friday January 5th in the home of her nephew, Murdock MacLennan, Murray, St Ann’s. The deceased, who had reached the advanced age of ninety-two years, was well known and greatly beloved by many friends over the province. For forty years she was housekeeper in the old Albion hotel, Halifax, since that time she spent some time as housekeeper in Duntulm House, (now the Hotel Baddeck) here, and later resided in the home of Ben Evett at Big Harbor. Two years ago she returned to St Ann’s. Funeral service was conducted on Sunday by Rev A C Fraser of North River. Interment was made in the cemetery at St Ann’s. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McKenzie George McKenzie 1/18/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 17 - The death of George McKenzie, aged 68 occurred at his home, Vickers lane this morning after an illness extending over a lengthy period. Mr McDonald[sic] had been employed as head carpenter at Princess colliery for over thirty years and was widely known throughout the district. Up until ill health forced his retirement several months ago he was about his tasks daily. Mr McKenzie came to Sydney Mines about forty years from Boularderie where he was born, the son of Mr and Mrs Alex McKenzie. During his residence here he acquired a wide circle of friends among whom he was held in high esteem. He was an active worker for St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and his death will be keenly felt by his fellow members. He is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters Mary and Harriet. The funeral will he held form his late residence Friday afternoon the Rev Quincy A McDowell officiating. GEO MCKENZIE LAID TO REST Friends Pay Final Tribute To Well Known Citizen Sydney Mines, Jan 2[?] - The funeral of the late George MacKenzie was held from his late residence on Vickers Lane on Friday afternoon and although the weather was disagreeable it was well attended. Rev. Quincey A McDowell officiated at the home and graveside. The favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, The Lord Is My Shepherd, and Oh Safe to the Rock. Miss Rachel MacLean was accompanist. The pall bearers were A Ross Fraser, Robert W Brown, John Hayes, Geo Hayes, Hugh Chas. McLean, Prescott Roper. The late Mr McKenzie was born at Bouladrie[sic] 63 years ago, son of the late Mr and Mrs Alex McKenzie. When quite a young man he moved to the Western States where he spent several years returning [cut off] [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 24 Jan 1934 p 6] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacDonald Neil R. MacDonald 1/22/1934
Expressions of deep regret were heard on all sides, when it became known that Neil R MacDonald had passed away at his home on Victoria road, Friday evening. The late Mr MacDonald was born at Englishtown, Victoria county, sixty seven years ago, and was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Peter MacDonald. In his early manhood, he spent several years in New York, following his profession. Returning to Sydney 35 years ago, he carried on a successful occupation as a contractor and builder for a period of years, after which he accepted a position as foreman carpenter for the Dominion Coal Company, which position he held until the time of his death. A man highly esteemed and honored by a legion of friends and acquaintances in this city and elsewhere, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. The late Mr MacDonald was a man of sterling worth and integrity, whose word was his bond, and in his passing away Sydney losses a valued citizen, his place in the community life will be hard to fill. Surviving besides his widow, are five daughters, Margaret, Evelyn, Catherine, Anna and Raye and one son Peter, all at home. Also two brothers Angus of New York, Rod of Hoboken, New Jersey and two sisters, Mrs Angus MacAskill of Boston and Mrs Christine Sutherland of Hampton, New Hampshire, to all of whom deep sympathy is extended in their bereavement. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [MacVicar´s index: Neil R MacDonald; 67; d. 19 Jan 34, Sydney, NS; b. Englishtown, Vic Co; s/o Peter MacDonald; wife, 5 daus, son survive. Source: 22 Jan 34 p 10] Cape Breton paper p 10 R. Fraser

McRae Mrs. Alex McRae 1/24/1934
Sydney Mines, Jan 21 - The community of Hillside, Boularderie, was greatly shocked on Friday to learn of the death of Mrs Alex McRae, a highly respected resident of that district. Although Mrs MacRae had reached the advanced age of 83 years, she appeared to be quite well on Thursday retiring as usual on Thursday evening, but when her son William with whom she and her husband resided , went to call her on Friday morning, it was found that she had passed away quite peacefully during her sleep. Of a kind and loving disposition she will be greatly missed in the community. She is survived by her husband, Alex MacRae, two sons, William at Hillside, with whom she resided and Murdock of Boularderie Centre. One daughter, Mrs Scott MacKenzie of Middle River. The funeral is to be held on Monday afternoon. Interment being made at Big Bras d’Or, Rev J Fraser, pastor of the United church of Big Bras d’Or officiating. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Birmingham Catherine Birmingham 1/26/1934
Sydney Mines, January 24 - The death occurred on Wednesday morning of Mrs. Catherine Birmingham at her home on Guy Street. The late Mrs. Birmingham was born at County Mayo, Ireland, 80 years ago, coming to this country 27 years ago and residing at Sydney Mines during that period. Her husband predeceased her a few years ago. She is survived by six sons: Thomas, James, Patrick, John, Andrew, Michael; two daughters: Mrs. William Blinkhorn & Mrs. William Hancock; 26 grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren. The funeral took place on Friday morning. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Hardacre Joseph Hardacre 1/26/1934
Sydney Mines, January 24 - The death occurred on Tuesday evening of Joseph Hardacre of Florence, N.S. Although in ill health for some time his passing came as a shock to his many relatives and friends. The deceased was born in Chorley, Lanchshire, England 53 years ago, coming to Canada abut 24 years ago and during that time has been employed as a miner in the Florence Colliery. He is survived by his mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Hardacre residing at Florence; one sister, Alice Jane residing with her mother; and one sister, Mrs. Pearson, living in England. The funeral took place Friday afternoon in Trinity Church Cemetery. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

McLean Mrs. John McLean 1/26/1934
Sydney Mines, January 24 - The death occurred early on Wednesday morning of Mrs. John MacLean, Ocean Street. Mrs. MacLean retired on Tuesday evening evidently in the best of health, during the night was seized with a fit of coughing and before medical aid could be obtained, had passed away. She is survived by her husband and several children. The funeral will be held on Friday. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Nicholson Mrs. Angus Nicholson 1/31/1934
MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL MRS ANGUS NICHOLSON, FLORENCE, LAID TO REST North Sydney, Jan 30 - The funeral of Mrs Angus Nicholson, of Florence, whose death occurred in Harbor View hospital Friday evening, was held from her late residence to St Joseph's church, Little Bras d'Or Monday morning. Rev Fr. McLauchlin celebrated requiem high mass and interment was made in Little Bras d'Or cemetery immediately afterwards with Rev Father McLaughlin officiating at the graveside. Mrs Nicholson was 61 years of age and had resided the greater part of her life at Florence where she was well and favorably known by a wide circle of friends. Her death followed an illness which extended over a lengthy period. Mrs Nicholson's husband predeceased her by about five years, and surviving are four daughters, Mrs Robert King, Tobin road, Mrs Peter McDougall, Tobin road, Mrs John Paul, Tobin road and Gertrude at home. Two sons, William Nicholson, Tobin road and John in the Yukon also survive. A brother, Alex McKenzie resides in Australia and one sister, Mrs S. Peters, of Glace Bay, also survive. The large number of spiritual offerings and cards of sympathy received testified in a measure to the esteem in which the deceased lady was held in the community. Pall bearers at the funeral Monday were Messrs Robert Handley, John Paul, Peter McDougal, John Tobin, Robert King and Frank White. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacBurney Robert MacBurney 2/8/1934
There passed away at Ross Ferry, Boularderie, on February 1st, a citizen highly respected and greatly beloved in the person of Robert MacBurney, aged 71. The late Mr MacBurney with his wife who was Miss MacFarlane of Kempt Head, Boularderie, moved a few years ago from Boston, Mass., to Ross Ferry where he conducted a general store until the time of his death. Deceased had been in ill health for some time but was able to be about and to attend to his business until the end. Came, suddenly, and unexpectedly. Besides his wife he is survived by five brothers, three of whom reside in Boston, and two in Ireland. The funeral service was held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. James Fraser who was assisted by Rev M N MacDonald. Deceased was a member of St Mark’s Lodge, No. 25, A.F. & A. M., Baddeck, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted. Interment was made in Man O War Point cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Scott Mrs. J. Scott 2/12/1934
North Sydney, Feb 11 - Mrs J Scott, well known and highly respected resident of Sydney Mines, suffered a stroke and before medical aid could be secured had succumbed while visiting in North Sydney this morning. Mrs Scott was seventy years of age and had come to North Sydney to attend services at St Matthew-Wesley United Church here. She left the bus a short distance from the church and when in front of the edifice she was seized and crumpled to the sidewalk. Passers by carried the lady to the church where Dr A K Roy was secured and upon examination found life extinct. Mrs Scott was a native of Scotland and had resided in Sydney Mines for a long period where she had acquired a wide circle of friends by whom she was held in highest esteem. The remains were taken to Sydney Mines where they were prepared for burial and later removed to the home of her son, Charles on Pond Street where she resided., her husband having predeceased her some years ago. Beside her son Charles, who is employed as time keeper at the machine shop, Mrs Scott is survived by another son John of Sydney Mines, William in Boston and Mrs Jessie Slaven, also of Boston. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Coleman Mrs. George Coleman 2/13/1934
North Sydney, Feb 12 - The death of Mrs George Coleman occurred at Hamilton Memorial Hospital this morning about nine o’clock after an illness of lengthy duration. Mrs Coleman was the wife of Dr George Coleman, well known veterinary surgeon of this town, and she was in her 31st year. For some time past Mrs Coleman has been suffering from an internal malady which necessitated her entering Hamilton hospital for treatment several weeks ago. Her condition was such, however, that little could be done for her and death ensued. Previous to her marriage Mrs Coleman was Miss Florence Matheson of Boularderie. She was widely known in this district and enjoyed a wide circle of friends by all of whom she was held in highest esteem. Besides her husband Mrs Coleman is survived by two children, Bruce and Georgie. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Ross George R. Ross 2/13/1934
A wide circle of friends throughout Cape Breton wll learn with regret of the death of George R Ross, a well known resident of Sydney for the past 35 years. Born in Salt Springs, Pictou County, 61 years ago, the late Mr Ross is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs Elmer Langley, Port Hawksbury, and Mrs R MacMillan, Baddeck, and three sons, Dr Ray Ross, this city, John in Chicago, and Murray in Toronto. Mr Ross, who has been retired from active business for the past three years due to failing health, suffered a stroke last Wednesday and his death, ensuing at an early hour this morning, was not unexpected. Services will be held at his late residence, 71 Rockdale avenue, Wednesday at 2:30 o’clock, with interment at Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Flemming Thomas J Flemming 2/14/1934
Sydney Mines, Feb 13 - Miss J A Flemming of Sydney Mines has received a message advising her of the death of her brother, Thomas J Flemming, which occurred in Montana, on Jan 25th, of heart failure. He was about 72 years of age and had lived in Montana since leaving Cape Breton in February, 1883, fifty one years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, who was Miss Grace Livingood of Anaconda, Montana to whom he had been marrried about forty years, and one daughter, who is married and living in Montana. He also had a married daughter and a short time ago he had the distinction of becoming a great grandfather. He was for some time high sheriff in Anaconda for Deer Lodge county, but at the time of his death was in the employ of the Anaconda Copper Co. Other members of his family living are his twin sister, Margaret J, now Mrs G J Walsh of Brookline, Mass., Miss Johanna A Flemming of Sydney Mines, Miss Josephine A Flemming of Sydney and Mrs E F Garnier of North Sydney. Also other relatives living in Cape Breton and the United States. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacAulay John D MacAulay 2/16/1934
Baddeck, Feb 14 - The death of John D MacAulay, 76, occurred at Baddeck last Thursday after an illness of one months duration. Coming of a typical Scottish family, the late Mr MacAulay was a much loved personality throughout the community, and for many years was elder in the Presbyterian church. Funeral services in Gaelic and English were held last Sunday afternoon, at his late home and in Knox Church, and both services were conducted by Rev S Buchanan Carey, assisted by Rev John MacKinnon and Rev John MacNeil. In addition to his widow, the late Mr MacAulay is survived by four sons and two daughters. The sons are Donald, Mass.; Ian, Boston; MacDougall, Seattle and Charles, Pictou. The daughters surviving are Mrs M D McCharles, R.N., and Catherine, of the Kentville Sanitorium staff. Interment took place at Beinn Bhreagh, within the estate of the late Alexander Graham Bell. Daniel MacAulay of Halifax arrived Saturday evening to attend the funeral of his brother Mr John D MacAulay. [Sydney Post Record Friday 16 Feb 1934 p 11] Sydney Post Record p 11 R. Fraser

Vickers Mrs. George H Vickers 2/16/1934
Sydney Mines, February 15 - The death occurred in Harbor View Hospital at an early hour on Thursday morning of Mrs. George H Vickers, King Street and came as a great shock to her many friends and relatives. Although not in the beat of health for the past year, she seemed of late to be in better health until last Friday when she was suddenly stricken. She was taken to Harbor View Hospital on ____ and although every effort was put forth on the part of the doctors and nurses she failed to respond and passed away quite peacefully in the early hours of Thursday morning. The late Mrs. Vickers was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Young and was born at Little Bras d'Or about 57 years ago. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Michael Doody of Vancouver & one son, William of Hollywood; four brothers here: John, Wilson, Edward, Michael. and two sisters: Mrs. O'Handley of Sydney Mines & Alice of Halifax. Cape Breton Post Page 5 Norma Day

McGrath Daniel McGrath 2/17/1934
Injuries Claim Aged Man's Life At Mill Creek Daniel McGrath Succumbs To Injuries Received In Fall On Ice North Sydney, February 16 -- The death of Daniel McGrath, highly respected resident of Mill Creek, Boularderie, occurred at his home this morning from effects of injuries received in a fall about two weeks ago. Mr. McGrath was seventy years of age and has resided at Mill Creek and vicinity for the greater part of his life. He was widely known in this district and was held in highest esteem by all with whom he came in contact. About two weeks ago while engaged about his duties on his farm Mr. McGrath slipped on the ice and fell sustaining injuries which kept him at home ever since. His death was attributed to the injuries sustained at that time. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons at home, two daughters, Mrs. Pascal LeBlanc, Alder Point and Mrs. Frank Cantwell, Bras d'Or and several other members of the family residing in the United States. Tuesday, February 20, 1934, Page 6 Daniel McGrath Laid To Rest Friends Pay Final Tribute To Well Known Resident North Sydney, February 19 ---- The funeral of the late Daniel McGrath took place from his late residence in Mill Creek Sunday to St. Joseph Church, Little Bras d'Or, where requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. J J McLaughlin after which the cortege proceeded to the Little Bras d'Or Cemetery where interment was made, Rev. Father McLaughlin also officiating at the grave side. The death of Mr. McGrath occurred suddenly early Friday morning at his home in Mill Creek where he has resided for the last 45 years. Mr. McGrath was born at L'Ardoise, Richmond County, 70 years ago. He is survived by his wife, three sons: Gordon & Percy at home; James in Buffalo, N.Y.; six daughters also survive: Viola & Matilda, Boston; Mrs. Captain Ogilvle, Bridgewater; Mrs. A Dwyer, Halifax; Mrs. Pascal LeBlanc & Mrs. Frank Cantwell, Little Bras d'Or. In addition, three brothers and one sister also survive. Thomas & James, L'Ardoise & Emmett of Sydney Mines, & Mrs. William Chafe, Trenton, Massachusetts. Sydney Post Record p 6 Norma Day

Coleman Bruce Coleman 2/20/1934
North Sydney, February 21 - Bruce Coleman twelve year old son of Dr. George Coleman, died at Hamilton Hospital this afternoon following an operation. The little fellow had been ill only a few days from what is said to be acute appendicitis. He was removed to the hospital this week and today underwent an operation. He failed to rally from the operation, however, and death ensued a short time later. A particularly sad feature of the death is that the boys mother succumbed to a lengthy illness within the last fortnight. Besides his father, well-known veterinary surgeon of North Sydney, Bruce is survived by one sister. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Lockman William Lockman 2/20/1934
North Sydney, February 21 - Mrs. Angus Morrison received word today of the death of her father, William Lockman, at Bridgeport, Tuesday evening. Besides Mrs. Morrison residing on Purves Street here, Mr. Lockman is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Howard Wilkie, Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

O'Toole John O'Toole 2/20/1934
North Sydney, February 21 - John O'Toole of Alder Point, died suddenly while at his work on Saturday last. He is survived by his widow, five sons: William in Sydney; John in Baddeck; Joseph in Sydney Mines; Patrick & Raymond at home & two daughters: Mrs. John Boutilier & Mrs. Andrew LeBlanc, Alder Point. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, interment being made in the Catholic cemetery at Little Bras d'Or, Father J J McLaughlin officiating. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Young Wilson Young 2/20/1934
Sydney Mines, February 19 - The death occurred on Sunday evening of Wilson Young at his late residence Ocean Street after a long illness. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Young and was born at Little Bras d'Or. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Theda. Three brother, John, Edward, Michael; two sisters: Mrs. D J O'Handley of Sydney Mines & Alice, residing in Halifax. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family as this is the second death in a week. A sister, Mrs. George H Vickers, having passed away suddenly last week, the funeral being held on Saturday. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

Cartwright Fred Cartwright 2/26/1934
Youth Takes Own Life at George's River Body Is Found Hanging From Truss In Barn Fred Cartwright, aged 21, Takes Own Life, Coroner's Jury Decides North Sydney, February 25 - That the deceased Fred Cartwright came to his death by his own hand, was the verdict returned by the coroner's jury empanelled to inquire into the death of Fred Cartwright, aged twenty one, whose dead body was discovered by his foster father hanging from a truss in the Cartwright barn at George's River yesterday. The deceased was the adoptedson of Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Cartwright, well known residents of George's River, and had resided in that district for the greater part of his life. He was well known in North Sydney & vicinity where he visited weekly conducting a house to house sale of farm produce. His foster parents were unable to give any reason for the act of the unfortunate man, stating that he retired Friday night in his urual giid soirits. All Friday evening he sat and listened to the radio in the house and appreared as cheerful as usual. Saturday morning when Mr. Cartwright arose he as usual went to his son's room and called him. He received no answer and upon investigating found that the room was empty. Going to the barn he again hailed the boy, but received no response. Furhter search of the barn, however, revealed the gruesome sight of the young man hanging from the roof of the hay loft. The body was cut down and authorities notified. Life was extinct when medical aid arrived and Dr. J W McLean, coroner, immediately empanelled a jury to investigate the cause of death. After viewing the body the jury, under the foremanship of Thomas Roach, returned a verdict that the young man came to his death by his own hand. The cornorer's jury consisted of the following: Thomas Roach, foreman, Joseph Young, Alex O'Handley, Alex Madore, Phonse Almon, Lauchie Almon, John Wells, Alex Almon, Gordon Anesty, Joe Jesso, John Blenlow and John Moore. Cape Breton Post Page 7 Norma Day

O'Handley Mrs. S. O'Handley 2/27/1934
Word was received by relatives yesterday of the death of Mrs. Stephen O'Handley nee Mary V McDonald, R.N., which occurred at her home in Boston, Sunday, following a brief illness. Her remains, accompanied by her husband, will arrive in Sydney on Thursday morning and interment will be made at Red Islands, C.B. Cape Breton Post Page 3 Norma Day

Pero Walter Pero 3/19/1934
RUBBY-DUB CLAIMS LIFE OF WALTER PERO Rubbing Alcohol Claims Life Of Youthful Miner Walter Pero, Native of Boularderie, Dies in General Hospital After drinking Rubbing Alcohol - Deceased Had Been Employed in No. 11 Mine But Lately Had Not Been Working Glace Bay, March 18 - Walter Pero, aged twenty-seven years, a former native of Mill Creek, Boularderie, died this evening in the general hospital, a victim of rubbing alcohol, which he drank Friday evening. Pero was removed to the general hospital at 2:30 Saturday morning by the police after dr. D M McDonald had been called and ordered the man immediately sent to the hospital. Investigation made by the police this afternoon after Dr. Calder had informed them that there was no hope for Pero disclosed that he had met Edward Arsenau of Main street Saturday afternoon about four o’clock near Senator’s Corner. Pero had said he was not feeling well and that he had 25 cents with which he intended to purchase a bottle of rubby dub. Arseneau urged him not to drink the rubby-dub but Pero replied that he had been drinking and that he had not eaten anything all day. Mrs Leo Doyle, Log Row stated to the police that Pero came to her house about five o’clock Friday evening, stating that he had not eaten all day. He was pretty full then and after getting his supper he remained until nine o’clock. Before he left he told Mrs Doyle that he had been drinking beer and wine and that he had drank a fifty cent bottle of rubbing alcohol raw out of the bottle. Pero, stated Mrs Doyle, in her statement to the police returned to her place about half past ten, appearing to have sobered up somewhat. Before she retired Mrs Doyle gave him a lunch, but he did not eat much and laid down on a couch down stairs. Leo Doyle, stated to the police that he returned from work at one o’clock. Pero spoke to him, asking if it was a fine night. Mr Doyle had something to eat and then retired. His wife told him that Pero had been quite drunk but had sobered up and added that Pero told her he drank a fifty cent bottle of rubbing alcohol. Mr Doyle said he was only a short time in bed when he heard Pero groaning and going to where he was, found Pero walking around the room holding onto his stomach as if in great pain. Pero asked Doyle to get him a drink of baking soda, afterwards asking for a drink of water. The pain continued to get more severe and moved to his heart and left shoulder. Doyle went out and returned with Dr. McDonald, who after an examination of Pero ordered his immediate removal to a hospital. Mr Doyle then rushed to Senator’s Corner where he met police officers and a few minutes later officers Hugh McLean and Buddy McDonald were on their way to the General Hospital with Pero. On Saturday he seemed to be improving and it was felt there was no immediate danger but today he took a turn for the worst and Dr. Calder who was in attendance with Dr. McDonald, notified the police. He sank rapidly and at five thirty he passed away. On his way to the hospital Pero told the officers that he had drank the rubbing alcohol, but refused to divulge where he had secured it. The unfortunate young man had formerly been employed in No. 11 colliery, but of late had not been regularly employed. His father, Charles Pero resides near Sydney Mines and he has several other relatives in and around Sydney Mines and the Boularderie district. The remains were taken to Curry’s Undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. After conferring with Crown Prosecutor Patterson, Chief McInnis decided that in view of the knowledge in the hands of the police an inquest was not necessary, it being agreed by all that the man had come to his death by his own rashness in drinking raw rubbing alcohol. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

MacGregor Agnes MacGregor 3/23/1934
The death of Mrs Agnes MacGregor, aged 91, occurred at her home, Malagawatch, Cape Breton, some days ago, following an illness of some months duration. Mrs MacGregor was formerly Miss MacLeod of Island Point, Boularderie, and came to Malagawatch about 73 years ago. Her husband, Donald MacGregor, predeceased her some years ago. The late Mrs MacGregor is survived by two sisters, Mrs Jessie MacRae, Saskatoon and Mrs Leitch in San Diego, also four daughters, Mary at home, Mrs Dan McIntosh, Mrs Duncan, of Boston, and Bessie in California. Three sons, Alex Sr., in Texas, Robert in Toronto and Alex Jr. in New York, also survive. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacRae Mary MacRae 3/23/1934
Baddeck, March 22 - One of the oldest women in Victoria County passed away on March 14th in the person of Mrs Mary MacRae, widow of the late Phillip MacRae of Baddeck, at the age of ninety eight years. During the past number of years Mrs MacRae has been confined to her room and was tenderly cared for by Mrs MacIntosh in the latter’s home. The funeral was held from Greenwood church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mary Matheson of Boston. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McLean Donald A. McLean 3/23/1934
DONALD A MCLEAN INTERRED The funeral of the late Donald A McLean was held from his residence at Marion Bridge, Monday, and was largely attended. Service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Alexander Murray, pastor of the Presbyterian church, this city, assisted by Rev Mr Ross, of Marion Bridge United church, and Allister McOdrum. Deceased was well known in the Marion Bridge district, and a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances keenly regretted his passing. Besides his widow, formerly Miss Mary Morrison, of Big Glen, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs Peach of Reserve, and Mrs Mary A McDonald, of Big Ridge, but now residing in this city. Pall bearers were John W Munroe, Hector McOdrum, Alexander McDonald, D J Ferguson, D J McDonald and D A McDonald. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McDonald Daniel G. McDonald 3/28/1934
Dominion, March 27 - One of the pioneer citizens of this town passed away this evening in the person of Daniel G McDonald. Mr McDonald, who was eighty three years of age, was taken ill on Saturday with pneumonia and passed away this evening at the home of his daughter and son in law, Mr and Mrs Dan McLellan, with whom he lived. One of the oldest miners in this town, Mr McDonald was well known throughout all the colliery districts, having worked in his younger years at most of the mines in the southern coal fields as well as working on the sinking of the shafts of some of the later day collieries. He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him and who will be sorry to learn of his passing. His wife predeceased him and he is survived by one son, John Alex McDonald, president of the A.M.W. of N.S., at Glace Bay and four daughters, Mrs Dan McLellan and Mrs Donald Ferguson, of Dominion and Mrs Angus McDonald and Mrs Walter McPhee of Sydney Mines. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

Young Margaret Young 3/28/1934
The funeral of Miss Margaret Young will be held from the residence of Mr Dan McQueen, Dutch Brook, March 29th. Service beginning at 2 pm. Interment at Dutch Brook. Sydney Post Record R. Fraser

Churchill Jane Churchill 3/29/1934
Sydney Mines, March 28 -- The death occurred on Wednesday morning of Mrs. Jane Churchill of Florence. The late Mrs. Churchill was born at Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland, eighty one years ago, coming to Florence about seventeen years ago, where she has resided during that period making a host of friends. Her husband predeceased her some years ago and she is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Annie French & one son: Nathan Churchill, both residing in Florence. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, service at the home in Florence at 3:30 p.m. and at Trinity Church, Sydney Mines at 4 p.m. Interment made in Trinity Church Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Cape Breton Post Page 6 Norma Day

MacKenzie Mrs. John A. MacKenzie 3/29/1934
North Sydney March 28 - Mrs John A MacKenzie, 58, a life long resident of Boularderie Centre, died suddenly at the family home on Saturday following a paralytic stroke, the news of which shocked her many friends in this town. The deceased had been in good health up until the time she suffered the shock which a short time later caused her demise. Besides a host of friends in northern Cape Breton she is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs Jessie MacNeil, of New York, who arrived home Tuesday, and Miss Lena residing at home also one son Lauchlin. Sydney Post Record p 6, Thursday March 29 1934 Mrs Neil MacLean, King street, is spending a few days at Boularderie Centre, called there by the death of Mrs John A MacKenzie. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McKinnon William A. McKinnon 4/2/1934 4/1/1934 Monday, April 2, 1934 The Halifax Chronicle, Halifax, N.S. Nephew of Former Cardinal Passes Succumbs in North Sydney Hospital Following Operation NORTH SYDNEY, April 1 - Undergoing amputation of an arm when blood poisoning developed, William A. McKinnon, 75, Christmas Island, C.B., succumbed at Hamilton Hospital here early Saturday morning. He was a grand nephew of the late Cardinal McDonald, one time perfect of the American college in Rome, and for years had been engaged in the building trade in leading American cities. One sister, Annie, in Boston, and three brothers, John, in Christmas Island, Angus, Dominion, and Daniel, in New York, survive. The Halifax Chronicle G. Newbury

Jardine Hanora Jardine 4/9/1934
Sydney Mines, April 7 - The death occurred on Friday at noon of Mrs Honora Jardine, wife of William Jardine, at her home on Crescent Street after a long illness. The deceased was born at Little Bras d’Or [?]4 years ago, coming to Sydney Mines [20? 29?] years ago. [???] Survived by her husband, two daughters Mrs John Finlayson of Florence and Miss [Beatrice?] Jardine living at home. Three sons John and Thomas residing in Sydney Mines and [Daniel?] of California; one brother Frederick Marsh of Lingan and three sisters Mrs Wm Blackman, Augusta, Maine; and Mrs George Williams and Mrs Walter MacDonald of Boston, Mass. [Note that the mf is out of focus for this page and is extremely difficult to read] Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Nicholson Jessie Nicholson 4/9/1934
North Sydney, April 7 - The funeral of the late Jessie Nicholson was held this morning from the residence of Mr and Mrs Peter McDougall, Tobin Road. The cortege proceeded to the C.N.R. station at Sydney Mines where the remains were placed on the morning train and taken to Boisdale for interment. Rev Michael Gillis conducted the Requiem services. Her parents Mr and Mrs Malcolm Nicholson accompanied the remains from Sydney Mines. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Alexander F MacKenzie 4/11/1934
Baddeck, April 7 - The death occurred at his home at Middle River of Alexander F MacKenzie at the age of [78?] years. The late Mr MacKenzie was in failing health for the past two years and March 14th suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he passed away the following Tuesday. Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters and four sons. Miss Ena MacKenzie, Hartford, Conn.; Miss Margaret MacKenzie and Mrs Louis Fucey, New York, both of whom arrived home in time for the funeral. Mrs. Daniel MacDermid, Middle River; Farquharson MacKenzie, Oakland, California; Cornelius and Daniel in Alberta and Norman on the homestead, Middle River. The funeral which was largely attended was held on Thursday from Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a valued elder. The service was conducted by Rev S B Carey, of Baddeck, and interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 11 R. Fraser

MacLeod Margaret MacLeod 4/11/1934
Baddeck, April 7 - The death occurred at the home of her nephew, Mr Angus MacLeod on Monday night, April 2nd of Miss Margaret MacLeod, in her 90th year. The deceased was the last member of one of the most prominent families in Victoria County. Her late brother, Rev Malcolm MacLeod was a noted preacher. Two nephews are filling a large place in the life of the church of their choice in this province. One the Rev A A MacLeod, M.A., B.D., minister of the United church, Kentville, and the other, Rev J D MacLeod, B.A., who served overseas in the great war, minister of St Andrew’s United Church, Truro, and both were present at the funeral for their remembrance of a worthy aunt was constant all these years, and the nephew, with whom she lived, and his wife ministered with great tenderness and affection to the deceased. Another nephew and niece, Malcolm MacLeod, Cardston, Alberta, and Miss Christine MacLeod, Havergil[sic], Mass., also survive. The late Miss MacLeod had full use of her faculties to the end. She lived a life of unselfish service, much loved and much honored. A short service was held in the home, immediately followed by service in Greenwood church of which she was a faithful member for many years. The service was largely attended. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, a solo The Lily of the Valley was sweetly rendered by Miss Gladys MacKinnon. Her pastor, the Rev John MacKinnon, B.D., who was assisted by Rev John MacNeil, referred with great feeling to the many excellent qualities of the deceased, saying in part That a good woman, full of years and grave had finished her earthly course, whose deathbed was calm and sweet as sleep, comforted with the knowledge that at the end of life’s journey, she would be greeted by the Master Himself. So that we are to give thanks to God for such a life. The pall bearers were: Phillip MacLeod, Angus Morrison, Rod MacRae, Captain Dan MacRae. GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER R. Fraser

McFadyen Margaret McFadyen 4/11/1934
The death occurred at the family residence, 143 Townsend St., on Wednesday evening of Mrs. Margaret McFadyen, relict of the late Angus McFadyen, who passed away over two years ago. The deceased was a native of Lake Ainslie and had almost reached the 83rd milestone of life’s journey having been born on May 9, 1851.She had been ill for some time and her death was not unexpected. Shortly after marriage at Lake Ainslie in 1873, they moved to Greek River P.E.I., where they resided until coming to Sydney in 1900.For a number of years they resided at Whitney Pier, where she was connected with St James Church and was active in varied departments of that church’s work. After taking up residence in the city proper several years ago, the family transferred membership to St. Andrew’s United Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Belle MacLean, Boston, Mrs. Christy MacDonald, and Peter’s Road P.E.I. Mrs. Alexis Murchison, Sydney, and four sons, Frank, Shawinigan Falls Que., Calvin, John M., and Edward D., in Sydney. One son and one daughter predeceased her. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 from 143 Townsend St. Internment will be in Hardwood Hill Cemetery Sydney Post Record Ken Cairns

Brown John Brown 4/13/1934
Glace Bay, April 12 - The death occurred at the General Hospital this morning at four o’clock of John Brown, aged 26 years. He was a son of Mr and Mrs I G Brown, No. 69 Union street, and had only been ill a short time. He leaves to mourn him four sisters and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs Baxter Harris, Florence; Florence, Ida and Gladys at home. The brothers are David and Chester, both of Glace Bay. The deceased was well known here and was a valued member of Loyal Temple Lodge, I.O.G.T., and of Eastern Star Lodge, L.T.B.A. His passing at such an early age is greatly regretted by a large circle of friends. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Currie Pius Currie 4/13/1934
PIUS CURRIE, 35, DIES IN N.Y. Former Well Known Glace Bay Man Dies In Hospital Glace Bay, April 2- Pius Currie, who passed away at Mount Morris, New York, will be buried there, with his brother, L. D. Currie, M.L.A., as chief mourner of the family present, Mr Currie having left for New York Sunday night. The late Pius Currie was 35 years of age, and after completing his high school course at St Anne’s he entered the employ of the general machine shop here, and when he left here for New York a few years ago was a very skilled mechanic. He was attached to the mechanical staff of a large state hospital. [rest cut off] Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

McKenzie Mrs. J. M. McKenzie 4/13/1934
MRS J M MCKENZIE Glace Bay, April 13 - Mrs J M McKenzie passed away at the family residence on Yorke street early this morning. She is survived by her husband, several sons and daughters. LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL Glace Bay, April 15 - With hundreds of mourners in attendance from all parts of Cape Breton, the funeral of the late Mrs John M McKenzie took place this afternoon. Following a brief service at the home on Yorke street, the remains were taken to Epworth United church, where a very impressive funeral service was conducted by the pastor, Rev Mr Guild, pastor, assisted by Rev C R F MacLennan, pastor of Knox United church. During the service the choir very beautifully sang favorite hymns of the deceased lady, Nearer My God to Thee, Abide With Me and On to The Hills[sic]. Following the services the remains were taken to Greenwood cemetery, followed by a large concourse of people, and laid to rest, the committal services being conducted by Rev Mr Guild, assisted by Rev Mr McLennan. Then followed the burial service of the Rebekah Lodge, which was conducted by Mrs John McLean, Mrs D J McLean, Mrs Angus McLean and Miss Margaret Rooney. The pall bearers were Messrs Fred Wadden, Parker Holmes, A E Pyke, John McPherson, Walter Mattinson and V L Taylor. Mrs McKenzie passed away at an early hour Friday morning. Troubled for some time with a diabetic trouble, it was only withing[sic] the past few weeks that Mrs McKenzie’s ailment became really serious, and while her death was not wholly unexpected, it is nevertheless greatly regretted by a large circle of friends, who sympathize with the sorrowing husband and children in the loss of a devoted wife and mother. Born in Saint John, N. B., Miss Tilly Duncan, she came to Glace Bay before the town was incorporated and was perhaps the first milliner to come here. After her marriage to Mr McKenzie she took an active part in any community movement, and her services were ever in demand. She was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge, and at her death was the oldest charter member here. She was also a valued member of the Ladies Auxillary of the General Hospital and of the Y.M.C.A., and a willing worker in both of these societies. Besides her husband, well known insurance broker, she leaves two sons, Donald, who resides on Highland street, and James McL, who resides at home, as does her only daughter, Mrs Stanley Scott. Surviving also are two sisters in Saint John, N.B., Mrs John McKay and Mrs Thomas Deane and two other sisters in the United States, Mrs Ethel Louise Tufts, in Berkley Hills, Boston, and Mrs Ida Brown in Long Island. A brother, Thomas Duncan, also resides in the United States. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 17 April 1934 p 2] Attended Funeral-- Among the out of town people attending the funeral of the late Mrs John M McKenzie on Sunday were the following: Mr and Mrs W H Cuzner and A C Fraser, from Sydney Mines; Mr and Mrs Fraser McKenzie, from Boularderie; Mr and Mrs W T Dean, Mrs Duncan McLennan, A [...] McLennan, Miss Margaret McLennan, Kenneth McLennan, Mr and mrs Murdoch Buchanan, Mrs William Ros[sic], Mrs Griselda McWatt, Miss Rebecca McDonald and Rod McDonald, of Sydney; and Mr and Mrs Angus McLean, of No. 6. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 17 April 1934 p 2] Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McKillop Mrs. Angus McKillop 4/13/1934
MRS MCKILLOP DOMINION, DIES Well known Dominion Resident passes in St Joseph’s hospital Dominion, April 13 - One of the most estimable and highly respected ladies of this town passed away in St Joseph’s Hospital at Glace Bay last evening in the person of Mrs Angus McKillop, of Neville street, Dominion. Taken to the hospital about a month ago, Mrs McKillop seemed to be making a satisfactory recovery for a time, but recently her condition became worse and she passed away last evening. Her fine Christian traits of character, kindly disposition and unfailing charity made her friends in large numbers who will be profoundly sorry to learn of her death. Her first husband was John McNeil, and she is survived by her second husband, Angus McKillop, as well as two sons and three daughters from her first marriage. The surviving sons are Alex and William McNeil, at home, and the daughters are Miss Christine McNeil, at home; Mrs Simon Gouthro, of Boston, who is now visiting at her home, and Mrs Garfield Farrell, who was recently here on a visit to her mother, and who returned to her home in Boston. Surviving also are four brothers and four sisters. The brothers are William and Neil Beaton of this town; John in Ball’s Creek, and Alex in Boston. The sisters are Mrs Theodore Grant, of Dominion; Mrs Hill, of Westmount, Sydney; Mrs Faders, Sydney and Mrs George McInnis, Ball’s Creek. The funeral arrangements have not been decided on yet.
R. Fraser

Musgrave Annie S. Musgrave 4/13/1934
The death occurred this morning of Mrs Annie S Musgrave, 86, at the home of her daughter, Mrs E E Lewis, Point Edward. Mrs Musgrave had been in ill health since last October. She was Cape Breton born having been a native of Ball’s Creek. A number of her years were spent in Port Morien and in the United States and for the past 15 years she had resided at Point Edward. She was a widow for the past 13 years. Surviving, besides the daughter with whom she resided, are two daughters, one in New York and the other in Lexington, Mass., and a son, Chester, in Roslindale, Mass. He is expected to arrive here by Sunday morning’s train. A brother Charles Smith, of Beverly, Mass. also survives. Burial is to be in Mitchell Island cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Boutilier Blowers Usher Boutilier 4/14/1934 4/12/1934 Monday, April 14, 1934...Sydney Post Record Obituary Blowers Boutilier The death occurred Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness of Blowers Boutilier, well known and highly esteemed resident of Sydney River. He was 83 years old, and lived at Sydney River all his life and was a plasterer by occupation. His widow survives. Burial will be made this afternoon at St. Mark's cemetery, Coxheath. Sydney Post Record G. Newbury

MacGILLIVARY Mrs. (Capt) Euphoria MacGILLIVARY 4/16/1934
Following an illness of some months duration, Mrs. (Ca pt) Euphoria MacGILLIVARY, aged 78, died early Sunday morning at the home of her son-in-law, James Footed, 380 Townsend street. During the past two years, Mrs. MacGILLIVARY had not enjoyed the best of health but was of a very cheerful disposition, and bore her illness with wonderful patience. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church, a life-long resident of Gabarus and was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing. Mrs. MacGILLIVARY is survived by her husband, Ca pt Euphoria MacGILLIVARY, two daughters, Mine (Mrs. Otis B. Read), Haverhill, Mass.; Beatrice (Mrs. James Footed), Sydney with whom she resided during the past number of months, and one son William, residing in Montreal, also one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonald Forchu. A son Daniel, predeceased her ten years ago in Arizona. (Maiden name Margaret (Maggie) Bagnell Born 12 APR 1856) Sydney Post Record Donald A. Snow

Walker Alexander Walker 4/20/1934
East Lake Ainslie, April 16 - The death of Alexander Walker of Mason Point, West Lake Ainslie, occurred in St. Mary's Hospital, Inverness, April 19. The late Mr. Walker's illness was of short duration and his passing came as a shock to his numerous relatives and friends. He has resided at West Lake Ainslie practically all his life where he was highly esteemed. The deceased who was unmarried, had made his home for the past six months with his sister, Miss Flora Walker, at Mason Point. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning from St. John's Roman Catholic Church, West Lake Ainslie, Rev. J A MacPherson, P.P. officiating at high mass and interment was made in West Lake Ainslie cemetery. Cape Breton Post Page 7 Norma Day

Carson Peter Carson 4/26/1934
North Sydney, April 25 - Mrs M D McDonald, Boularderie has received the sad news of the death of her father, Peter Carson who passed away at his home in Redwood, Calif., on April 6th, at the age of 76. The deceased was widely known throughout many parts of Cape Breton and was at one time a blacksmith at Millville. On account of ill health he and his family moved to California over six years ago. Mr Carson was a former elder of the Presbyterian church at Big Bras d’Or for 30 years and was last of the elders ordained in the time of the late Rev D Drummond. He superintended Sunday school at Millville for many years and conducted the Y.P.C.E. and was always punctual at meetings. Of him it might be truly said, Well done, good and faithful servant. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons and four daughters. D J, Murdock, and Jean at home and Mrs D A MacDonald and Mrs K A McDonald of Redwood, California and Mrs M D MacDonald, Boularderie. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McKenzie Roderick (Rory) McKenzie 5/2/1934
Sydney Mines, May 1 - The death occurred at Florence on Sunday of Roderick (Rory) McKenzie. The deceased was born at Boularderie, eighty years ago. He retired from farming and moved to Florence about twenty-seven years ago. He made a large circle of friends. He is survived by his wife, one sister, Miss Annie Mackenzie of Florence and two brothers, Murdoch who resides in Pictou County, and Duncan at Florence. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon Rev N J Thomas officiating. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McPhee Walter McPhee 5/7/1934
Sydney Mines, May 6 - The death occurred at his home on Burchell street, Saturday night of Walter McPhee, well known and highly respected resident. He had been ill for some time and to a wide circle of friends and associates the news of his passing will be keenly regretted. He was 44 years old, a member of the Town band and Canadian Legion, having served overseas with the 106th Battalion. Besides his widow, he is survived by his father, Alexander McPhee, Woodill street, Sydney also three sisters, Miss Elizabeth McPhee, R.N., Mrs Harvey Woodill, Sydney and Mrs Clarence E Kunkle, New Jersey, and four brothers, Jack in Montreal, Stewart, New Jersey, Dan in New York and Murdock, Sydney. Another brother Hughie predeceased him less than a year ago in Ottawa, and his mother passed away a few years ago. Burial will take place here on Tuesday. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McKay Mary McKay 5/8/1934
MRS MARY MCKAY Sydney Mines, May [6?] - The death occurred Friday morning of Mrs Mary McKay a well known an highly respected citizen of Sydney Mines, in her home on [King?] street, after a short illness. The [late?] Mrs McKay was a daughter of the late Mrs & Mrs John McKenzie and was born at Boularderie [76?] years ago. [4 lines too out of focus to read] Her husband predeceased her several years ago. She is survived by two daughters Miss Kate McKay of Sydney Mines and Mrs M L McNeil of Boston, Mass. The late Frank McKay, was a son. Funeral announcement will be made later. Interment will be made in Man O War Point cemetery, Boularderie. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McKinnon Michael McKinnon 5/18/1934
MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Michael McKinnon Laid To Rest At Sydney Mines Sydney Mines, May 17 - The funeral of the late Michael McKinnon took place from his late residence Pitt street on Wednesday morning and was largely attended. Requiem high Mass was celebrated in the church of Immaculate Conception by Rev C F McKinnon P.P., interment being made in St Mary’s cemetery, Rev C F McKinnon officiating at the graveside. The pall bearers were D McKinnon, Jos. McLean, Hugh McDonald, N. McIntosh, Archie Brown and Hugh Steel. The late Mr McKinnon was born at North Sydney fifty five years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Allan McKinnon. His death occurred on Monday morning after a long illness which he patiently bore. He was a devoted member of the Catholic faith and before his illness one of their ardent workers. For a number of years he has been employed with the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., Ltd., and was very popular with his fellow workers. He is survived by his wfe who before her marriage was Miss Mary McMullin of this town and one daughter Sarah residing at home, and two brothers residing in British Columbia, Joseph and Peter, twin brothers of the deceased. A large number of Mass cards and cards of sympathy were received. Sydney Post Record p 9 R. Fraser

Stewart James Stewart 5/18/1934
YOUTHFUL MINE WORKER CAUGHT BETWEEN BOXES Deceased Was Son of Jack Stewart, U.M.W. Board Member Sydney Mines, May 17 - As a result of being crushed between two coal boxes at the Toronto mine at Little Bras d’Or this morning, James Stewart, 21, son of Jack Stewart, U.M.W. Board Member, succumbed in Harbour View Hospital this afternoon. The youthful miner had been employed at Toronto mine for some time which is operated by the Bras d’Or Coal Company. This morning a coal trip ran away and he was crushed between two boxes of coal and sustained injuries that caused his death three hours later. All possible was done at Harbour View hospital but despite medical and nursing attention he passed away. He is a son of Mr and Mrs John C Stewart, Beech street. Besides his parents, he is survived by several brothers and sisters to whom the community extend sincere sympathy. Sydney Post Record p 9 R. Fraser

MacRae Isabel Mary MacRae 5/19/1934
Following a lingering illness Isabel Mary MacRae, daughter of Capt Dan MacRae of the S.S. Lakeview and Mrs MacRae, died early this morning at the family residence in Baddeck. Deceased was 26 years of age and had been ill for the past two years. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Mrs Vance Saunders (Olive) of Bridgewater and Mrs Murdock MacDermid (Katherine) of Baddeck, both of whom were at her bedside when death came. Funeral service is to be held at Greenwood Church on Monday afternoon. The funeral of Isabel Mary MacRae will take place from her late residence at Baddeck on Monday afternoon. Service at Greenwood church 2 pm. Interment in Baddeck. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McIntyre Jessie McIntyre 5/19/1934
Glace Bay, May 19 - Mrs Jessie McIntyre, aged 79 years, one of the most highly esteemed ladies of the town passed away in the General Hospital this morning. Her husband predeceased her and she is survived by a sister, Mrs Fraser of North Sydney, and a brother Hugh Morrison of Marion Bridge. An adopted son Gordon McIntyre was drowned at Mira some years ago. Mayor D W Morrison, Glace Bay, is a nephew and Mrs Dan McRitchie, of Halifax, at present visiting Mayor and Mrs Morrison, is a niece. The remains were taken to the home of Mayor Morrison from whence the funeral will take place Monday, interment to be at Gabarus. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Howatson Mrs J Howatson 6/18/1934
Sydney Mines, June 16 - The death occurred in Portland, Oregon on June 9th of Mrs Joseph Howatson, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Langwith. Mrs Howatson has lived in Portland for the past forty-five years, her last visit to Sydney Mines was twenty six years ago. She is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters, all residing in the State of Oregon, also one sister Mrs George Whidden in Petaluma, California and three sisters in Sydney Mines, Mrs Alfred Greig, Miss Edwin Oram and Mrs George Greenwell. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Corbett Jeanette Frances Corbett 6/26/1934
The funeral of Jeanette Frances Corbett will be held from her late residence, 200 Union street, Wednesday, June 2th[sic]. Service beginning at 2:30 pm. Interment Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McKenzie Parthenia McKenzie 6/26/1934
Mrs Parthenia McKenzie, widow of Kenneth McKenzie, died Friday, June 22nd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E W Campbell, Pasadena, Calif. The deceased was born at Port Morien 88 years ago, but lived the greater part of her life in Sydney. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs E W Campbell, of Pasadena and three sons, Albert, William and Archibald all of Sydney. Sydney Post Record p3 R. Fraser

MacQueen Thos. A. MacQueen 7/3/1934
Boularderie was saddened by the loss of one of its best known and esteemed resident when Thos. A. MacQueen, aged 70 years passed quietly away at his home in Hillside, Boularderie, July 3. [1934 writtten on] His death came unexpectedly after three weeks illness due to a paralytic stroke, but as his condition was since reported as improving, his sudden passing came as a shock to his family and friends. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Neil MacQueen, of Plaster Mines, Victoria County, and for about forty years was a resident of Kempt Head, where he conducted a successful farm. He moved to Hillside, Boularderie in the fall of 1933. A man of quiet and unassuming disposition, his fine character had won for him the esteem of a large circle of friends. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Johann Morrison, of Kempt Head, and three sons, Malcolm David Drummond, of 23 Douglas Place, Sydney, an employer [sic] of the Ideal Ice Cream Co., Philip L. at home and John Murdoch, a theological student, at present in one of the mission fields in the Province of Manitoba, also one daughter, Margaret, at home. A son, William Dawson, predeceased him about thirty years ago. A sister, the only survivor of a once large family, resides in Dorchester, Mass., being Mrs. D. J. MacDonald. The funeral which was very largely attended, was held Thursday, services being conducted at the home and at the grave by his pastor, Rev. M. N. MacDonald. The pall bearers, all personal and intimate friends of the deceased, were P. J. Lynch, Kenneth MacKay, J. P. MacKenzie, W. K. Morrison, J. R. Fraser and James MacLeod. Interment was made in the family lot in Man-O- War Point cemetery.
R. Fraser

MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie 7/4/1934
The death occurred at her home Nyanza, Victoria Co., of an aged and esteemed resident in the person of Mrs Mary MacKenzie. Of a kind and gentle disposition she will be greatly missed. For the last year she suffered from an internal malady, she bore her suffering with great patience never known to complain through her great suffering. Her husband predeceased her many years ago, left with a family of very young children she worked and strived to bring them up. She is survived by a family of six, Lizzie, Mrs Roderick MacRae, with whom she resided; Anna Bell, Mrs Plantigar, Boston, Mass., and by four sons, Alex in the U.S.A.; John at Middle River, Charles and Dan at Nyanza; also by two sisters Mrs A F MacRae, Nyanza, Mrs Angus Ferguson of Baddeck and who is at present seriously ill and who has not been informed of her sister's death and by two brothers, John MacNaughton and Duncan MacNaughton, St Patrick's Channel. A J MacNaughton, Glace Bay, is a nephew. The funeral service which was conducted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Middle River was very impressive and touching after which the remains were laid to rest beside her husband in the beautiful cemetery at Middle River. This esteemed lady was 79 years of age. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Ferguson Daniel Ferguson 7/5/1934
LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL Friends Pay Final Tribute To Late Daniel Ferguson Sydney Mines, July 4 - Funeral service over the remains of Daniel Ferguson took place from his late residence, Main street Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large number of relatives and sympathising friends. Service was conducted in Carmen United Church by Rev Carter Windsor who delivered an eloquent and comforting address. Several hymns, favourites of the deceased were rendered by the choir with Miss Rachel McLean presiding at the organ. The funeral cortege, which was one of the largest seen here for some time then wended its way to Brookside cemetery where interment was made with Rev Mr Windsor officiating. The pall-bearers were William Cunliffe, Thomas Dorsay, Daniel McLellan, Alex Cameron, Charles Cooke, and Malcolm McLeod. Many floral tributes banked about the casket bore beautiful testimony to the esteem in which the late Mr Ferguson was held. Among those from out of town attending the obsequies were Mrs Jack McNab, Mr and Mrs John Howley, Mrs Annie Ferguson, Mrs John R McDonald, William Rose, of Reserve; Mrs Wilson Gillis, Mrs Alexander McKinnon, Georges River. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McQueen Thomas McQueen 7/5/1934
Sydney Mines, July 4 - The death occurred at Groves Point last night of Thomas McQueen after a short illness. Mr McQueen suffered a stroke three weeks ago but his condition was reported as improving and his death came as a shock to all who knew him. The deceased was 64 years of age and a former resident of Kempt Head moving to Groves Point about two years ago taking over the McKenzie Farm. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held at Boularderie. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Briggs James Briggs 7/17/1934
LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL Sydney Mines, Nov 25 - The funeral of the late James Briggs was held from his residence, Halfway Road Friday afternoon and was largely attended, Rev C Windsor officiating. Members of Carmen United church choir with their organist Miss Rachael MacLean, were present, and the following hymns were sung: Nearer My God To Thee, O Safe To The Rock, and Abide With Me. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery. The late Mr Briggs was well known, having resided in Sydney Mines for the past twenty five years. His wife predeceased him about six months ago. Surviving are five sons, James, Harry, Christopher, Ernest and Stanley, an one daughter, Annie, all residing in town, to whom sympathy is extended by their many friends. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

King John King 7/17/1934
JOHN JING [SIC] INTERRED North Sydney, Nov 25 - The funeral of the late John King was held on Thursday morning from his home at little Bras d'Or to St Joseph's church where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev Father John McLaughlin. Burial was in St Joseph's cemetery and Fathe McLaughlin read the prayers of committal at the grave. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Alexander MacKenzie 7/17/1934
Baddeck, Nov 19 - The remains of the late Alexander MacKenzie, last week arrived at Englishtown, on Wednesday. The deceased was born at Englishtown thirty five years ago, a son of the late George MacKenzie and Mrs MacKenzie, now of Boston. Besides a widow and young son, he is survived by his mother, one brother Daniel MacKenzie, and three sisters, Mrs Munroe, Mrs Hulgh[?], Mrs McQuire all of Boston. The remains were accompanied home by his widow, his mother and Mr Munroe. The funeral service was conducted by Mr Gibson of South Gut in the Presbyterian church, which was well filled with relatives and friends, who came to pay their last respects to a man who was well beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was laid to rest in the family plot in Englishtown cemetery on Thursday. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Walker Margaret Walker 7/17/1934
North Sydney, July 16 - News of the death of Mrs Margaret Walker at the age of ninety years occurred at her home in Point Aconi on Saturday was received here with profound regret. The late Mrs Walker was a woman of truly Christian character and she will be missed by a large circle of friends in that district. A sister survives at home, and John W Nicholson, Blowers street, is a nephew of the deceased. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Jessome Alexander Jessome 7/30/1934
MINER KILLED AT NORTHSIDE North Sydney, July 29 - Alexander Jessome, 24, received fatal injuries when struck by a fall of stone while working at the coal face of Toronto mine, Little Bras d'Or last night. At the time of the distressing accident Jessome was working at the coal face with his brother Patrick Jessome. He was removed to the surface and on examination it was learned he was beyond medical aid and passed away a few minutes later. The deceased was a native of Millville, Boularderie where he leaves a widow and two children. The late Mr Jessome was well and favorably known in this district and was considered a careful and energetic miner. His untimely death was learned with profound regret by his fellow workers and friends. Sydney Post Record p1 R. Fraser

Maxwell Stuart Maxwell 7/30/1934
STUART MAXWELL, SYDNEY YOUTH, IS KILLED IN DETROIT Word was received Saturday night from Detroit, U.S.A. that Stuart Maxwell, only son of Mr and Mrs James R Maxwell, 179 Terrace Street, was fatally injured Friday night, July 27th while at his work at the General Motors plant and died Saturday morning. Burial takes place in Detroit. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife nee Iris Colwell of Detroit and four sisters, Elizabeth in Halifax, Beatrice in Ontario and Grace and Eleanor at home. Sydney Post Record p1 R. Fraser

McDonald Ann McDonald 7/30/1934
Following a lengthy illness, the death occurred at her home in Mira last evening of Mrs Ann McDonald, aged and esteemed resident of that district. She was 88 years old and is survived by several sons. Interment will be made in Oakfield Cemetery. Sydney Post Record p1 R. Fraser

MacIntosh Donaldson R MacIntosh 8/2/1934
The death occurred recently at his home at Pleasant Bay, C.B. of Donaldson R MacIntosh one of the best known residents of that district. He was 90 years old and was born at Craig Hall, Scotland and came to Pleasant Bay with his parents in early childhood. He was an Elder of the Pleasant Bay Church or the past 26 years and had always been actively identified in matters that pertained to the community welfare. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs Charles McLean, of Pleansant Bay, Mrs D A Smith, United States, Mrs J McPherson, Cape North, Mrs Cyrus Ching, Mrs J Furrier, and Mrs Dawson, all in the States, and one son James, at home. Funeral service was conducted by Donald McLeod, B.A., student pastor of the United church, in the presence of hundreds of friends, associates and acquaintances. Favorite hymns rendered by the choir were Sands of Time Are Sinking, There Is A Happy Land, There Is No Night In Heaven. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacDearmid Mrs Donald MacDearmid 8/6/1934
North Sydney, Aug 4 - Funeral service over the remains of Mrs Donald MacDearmid, of Cape Daulphin, took place Sunday with service in St James Presbyterian church. An impressive service was conducted by Rev M N McDonald, assisted by Rev Quincy McDowell, of Sydney Mines. The deceased was one of the best known residents of the community and her passing was learned with profound regret by a large circle of friends. Members of her family were present at her passing including Malcolm, with who she made her home on the old homestead; James of New Campbellton; and Mrs M J McInnis, of Breton Cove, St Ann's. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McLeod William McLeod 8/20/1934
SYDNEY MAN DIES IN CRASH WM. MACLEOD MEETS DEATH IN AUTO FATALITY Car Overturns Three Times Following Blowout On Grand Lake Road - McLeod Instantly Killed; Two Companions Suffer Injuries When their car overturned three times on the Grand Lake Road, Saturday evening about eight o'clock, while they were returning to this city after attending a ball game at Glace Bay, William McLeod, 28, was instantly killed and his associates Leo Cooke and Duncan McIntyre, painfully injured. The accident, the worst and most distressing to occur here this season, is believed to have been caused by a blowout in the left front tire. The car swerved to the opposite side of the road, rode the ditch for a few feet, and after hitting a small drain platform crashed into a large rock at the side of the road in spinningly somersault and landed in the gutter again, wheels up. McLeod, who is a son of Mr and Mrs A A McLeod, 34 Catherine street, Whitney Pier, was driving the car according to several eye witnesses, he was tossed from the bouncing machine into the air for about 20 feet and landed face downward on the wooden platform. Cooke, also thrown from the car, was found on the side of the road, while McIntyre was pinned under the wreckage. Heard Crash Residents nearby attracted by the sound of the crash rushed to the scene and placed the victims aboard a passing automobile which conveyed them to the City Hospital. There, it was found that MacLeod was dead and McIntyre and Cooke, the latter having regained consciousness, suffering greatly from shock, cuts and bruises. Heart Pierced Examination at the morgue showed that McLeod's heart was pierced in two places, presumably caused by some sharp protruding piece of wreckage. This, it is believed, was the cause of death, although his left arm was broken, body lacerated and bruised, and skull cap torn. Screaming Brakes Screaming automobile brakes attracted the attention of Michael Kane, who was in a house occupied by a Graham family near the scene of the accident, and in peering out the window he noticed the car swing to the side of the road. He rushed outside to see the car complete its final somersault an discerned a twisting form drop from the air onto the drain platform. Saw Accident Miss Winifred Adams, the other eye-witness, also in the house at the time, said she saw the car coming along and after it crashed into the ditch and hit the rack, she noticed a man thrown into the air and fall on the platform. The car she told the coroner's inquest yesterday afternoon, appeared as if it was dragging along the road before it went into the ditch. She said it turned over three times and two men were thrown from it. Kane Testifies-- Kane, in testifying before the inquiry, said he found Cooke lying near a large rock at the side of the road and he then walked over to where McLeod was lying face downward on the platform. In his opinion McLeod was killed instantly. Going to the overturned car he perceived someone under it and lifted the side of it until others extricated the victim from the wreckage. Tire Blew Out-- Belief is that the tire blew out and the car listed wildly to the side of the road and tore along the drain, McLeod attempted to bring it under control and (Continued on page 7) swing it back to the highway again. But while doing so, the car hit the unnoticed rock and went into a triple spin. Visited Scene-- Deputy Chief of Police R J McDonald with Chief of Police W R Tracey, proceeded to the scene of the fatality after being notified from the hospital by Dr Malcolm McAulay and took measurements which he submitted before the inquest. The pavement, he said, is 18 feet wide at this particular spot and the platform which covers the drain leading to the Graham property if 14 feet in length. Car Hit Platform-- He found the car had hit the east end of the platform and then stopped 43 feet away. There were wheel marks for a distance of 60 feet leading to the gutter, he said. In answer to a question from Dr J K McLeod, Coroner, witness said a flat tire might have caused the accident. He said there was a street light near the scene of the fatality. Car Wrecked-- The car, later towed to Logue's garage here, is a total wreck and beyond repair. The two wheels on the left side were torn off, only the spokes remaining. The entire hood is gouged out, back stoved in, and windshield and windows smashed to slivers. The steering wheel was also demolished, only the post remaining and the front of the machine also twisted and rent. Examination of the left front wheel showed a large rent on the side of the tire, indicating that a blowout had occurred. Garage Thronged-- Last night and today hundreds thronged the garage to view the wreckage. McLeod, is unmarried and is survived by three sisters, Mrs Otis Hyndman, Mrs Alex MacDonald, this city, Mrs Robert Burchell, wife of Postmaster Burchell, Glace Bay, and three brothers, Earl, Burt and Thurston. Deceased Well Known-- The deceased was well known in Sydney and throughout the district and his tragic death has occasioned widespread regret. He was employed at the pattern shop at the seel plant, prior to which he was engaged by McDonald's Wholesale Limited, as truck driver. Still In Hospital Cooke, who is still in the hospital, is salesman for McDonald's Wholesale and hsi home is at Reserve. He will likely be able to leave the hospital within another few days, officials stated tonight. Removed To Home-- McIntyre is a son of Mr and Mrs Joseph McIntyre, 347 Esplanade. After receiving treatment at the hospital last night he was assisted to his home and will be confined to bed for another week. Coroner's Inquiry-- Yesterday's coroner's inquiry received evidence from two witnesses, Miss Adams and Michael Kane, after which Dr McLeod declared an adjournment until Cooke and McIntyre are well enough to testify. Dr Malcolm McAulay who examined McLeod and who attended the two other victims will also be summoned as a witness. FUNERAL HELD-- One of the most impressive and largest funerals ever witnessed in this city, was held on Tuesday afternoon, when the late Wm. MacLeod, victim of Saturday's tragic auto accident was laid to rest. A brief service was conducted at the family home on Catherine street by Rev Dr. John McIntosh an intimate friend of the family. The funeral service was continued at St James United church, which was filled to capacity with sorrowing relatives and friends who had come to pay their final tribute of respect to this highly esteemed yung man. Rev Dr MacIntosh delivered a comforting funeral address and spoke words of solace to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters in their irreparable loss. Rev Dr. Pringle was also present, and led in a touching prayer. The St James choir, with Mr Gus MacKnight, organist led in the singing of the following favorite hymns of the deceased. Unto The Hills Around and Abide With Me. Mr Ian MacLeod sang with much expressiveness the sacred solo When the Mists Have Rolled Away. Of a quiet and kindly disposition Billy as he was familiarly known, will be deeply missed not only by his friends, but also in the family circle where he was so beloved. At the time of his death the deceased young man was employed as pattern maker at the local steel plant, where he was a general favorite among all with whom he associated. This sudden tragedy has created bereavement and sorrow in a family highly esteemed in this city and they have the sincere sympathy of their legion of friends in their tragic loss of a devoted son and brother. The pall bearers all intimate friends of the late young man were Rufus Daye, W R MacPherson, Wilfred Gillis, M Campbell, Donald MacPherson, Murray Matheson. At the conclusion of the church service the funeral cortege which was very lengthy, wended its way to Eastmount cemetery where interment took place, with Rev Dr McIntosh officiating at the graveside. A wealth of floral tributes, cards and messages of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore silent testimony to the universal respect and esteem in which the deceased young man was held by all who knew him. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 22 Aug 1934 p 12] ATTENDS FUNERAL Mr Neil MacLeod of Glace Bay, was a visitor in the city attending the funeral of the late Mr William MacLeod. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 22 Aug 1934 p 12] Sydney Post Record p 1 & 7 R. Fraser

Williams Ronald Williams 8/20/1934
RONALD WILLIAMS, 27, DROWNING VICTIM AT INGONISH SATURDAY Word received here yesterday told of the drowning of Ronald Williams, 27, at South Ingonish, Saturday afternoon. His body was recovered by searchers early today. Particulars of the tragedy were not received, but it is believed Williams lost his life while swordfishing. He was married and is survived by his widow and several children as well as his parents and a number of sisters and brothers. Sydney Post Record p 1 R. Fraser

Munroe Mrs. C. Munroe 8/21/1934
Glace Bay's Old Lady Passes At Home On South Street Glace Bay, Aug 20 - Mrs Christy Munroe, Glace Bay's beloved grand old lady passed away at her home on South Street this afternoon, at the ripe old age of ninety three years and countless numbers will mourn the passing of this estimable old lady, one of the few remaining links connecting the old Glace Bay with the present. Mrs Munroe was born at St Annes, daughter of the late Captain and Mrs McLeod, but had lived the greater part of her long life in Glace Bay. Her husband, the late John Munroe, predeceased her in 1914. She was the last of one of the best known and most esteemed families in Victoria county and her friends numbered many far from here now as well as hundreds in various parts of Cape Breton. She was a lifelong member of St Paul's Presbyterian church here, and only a few weeks ago, she celebrated her 93rd birthday, the event being a memorable occasion, with scores of her local friends calling on her to congratulate her and many messages of congratulations being received from other friends in distant parts. She retained her faculties to a marked degree to the very last and took an active interest in community affairs, particularly in the welfare of the many families in town by whom she was idolised. No children survive, the immediate survivors being four adopted children, who are Miss Tillie Munroe of the town hall staff, Mrs Arnold Brindley, also of Glace Bay, Mrs Mitchell of Ryan Bridge and Mr Melvin Larsen, of Waterford. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Rice Brenton R. Rice 8/21/1934
LARGE NUMBER PAY TRIBUTE TO LATE B R RICE North Sydney Postmaster Laid To Rest In Lakeside Cemetery North Sydney, Aug 20 - Funeral services over the remains of Brenton R Rice, for 22 years postmaster, took place from his late residence, King street this afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in this town. A very impressive service was conducted at Calvary Baptist church, which was filled to capacity, and of which the deceased was a deacon and faithful worker in all its branches. The service was conducted by Rev Gordon S Vincent, formerly of Calvary Baptist church, but now of Wheeling, West Virginia, who was ably assisted by Rev Alvin C Robertson, present pastor of the church, and Rev Mr Crandell of Clyde Avenue Baptist church, Sydney Mines. A full choir, augmented by the congregation rendered several hymns, favorites of the deceased, under the direction of Professor Harold Briers. The long cortege, headed by the members of Royal Albert Lodge, A.F. and A. M., wended its way to Lakeside cemetery, where the ritual of the Masonic order was impressively carried out by Past Master James J Kenna. The pall bearers were Harrry E Whitman, Daniel J Campbell, Stanley H Earle, Angus Young, T Porter Moffatt and Cecil Sutherland. Many floral offerings banked about the casket bore beautiful testimony of the esteem in which the late Mr Rice was held by a large circle of friends. The cortege was made up of those from all walks of life from this town, Sydney Mines, Glace Bay and other districts where the deceased was well and favorably known. His death occurred on Friday in Hamilton hospital after two weeks illness. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mary at home, and one son Lorne residing in California; also five brothers and one sister, Walter N, town; Geo., Liverpool, N.S.; John M, Winnipeg; Howard, Canso; Parker, Sydney; Mrs George Smith, Sydney Mines. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacLennan John K. MacLennan 8/22/1934
Baddeck, Aug 20 - News of the death of John K MacLennan of Newport, Rhode Island, was received recently by relaties at Middle River. He was the last survivor of a well known and highly respected family from the Newport Daily News.[sic] John K MacLennan for forty six years a resident of Newport, R.I., and engaged in the tailoring practically all that time died at his residence Gibbs Avenue at midnight August fifth. He had been in poor health for several months and recently suffered several severe shocks the last on Wednesday from which he did not rally. Mr MacLennan was born at Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1844, a son of John and Sarah MacLennan and came to Newport in 1883 with his brother, the late Neil MacLennan and with him was employed by the King-MacLeod Company. Having learned tailoring trade, the two brothers soon established themselves in that business under the firm name of MacLennan Brothers. In 1897 they separated each conducting a tailoring business. Neil continuing until his death in 1929. John K was associated with the late William Leys in the organization of the William Leys Dry Goods Company. Mr MacLennan had joined a Masonic Lodge in Nova Scotia and shortly after coming to Newport affiliated with St Paul's Lodge of this city. He was also a member of Newport chapter Royal Arch Masons, Washington Commandery Knights Templar and Van Rensseleur Lodge of Perfection, also of Weenat Shassit Tribe of Redmen and the Miantononic Club. He had been a member of First Presbyterian church since its establishment and had served as trustee and elder, holding both offices at the time of his death. He married Miss Isabella Morrison of St Peter's, Cape Breton, who survived with a son J C Earle MacLennan, president of the Knight-Overland Company of Newport Incorporated. Mr MacLennan had a large patronage among both the regular and summer residents and was held in high esteem among the business men of the city. He was an active worker in the church, where he had been frequently called upon for service in many capacities, which he freely performed. He was of a kindly disposition and his genuine hospitality attracted many friends to his home. His funeral was held on Tuesday August seventh, form first Presbyterian church. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev Harry Fulton Coat. The burial was in the Island cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 12 R. Fraser

McDonald Catherine McDonald 8/22/1934
Glace Bay, Aug 22 - Taken seriously ill Monday night, Mrs Catherine McDonald passed away at the home of Mr and Mrs Gus McCuish, Brookside street, this evening. Although ailing for some time, Mrs McDonald, who was 72 years of age, was taken seriously ill Monday night and continued to sink rapidly, passing away this evening. Born at Groves Point, Boularderie, in 1862, Mrs McDonald had been a resident of Glace Bay for the past 36 years. A charitable, kindly neighbor, a woman of many fine traits of character, she was beloved by all who knew her, and many homes in Glace bay and elsewhere will be saddened on learning of her demise. Her husband, the late Peter McDonald, predeceased her a year and a half ago, and she is survived by a family of six children, two sons and four daughters. The sons are Donald (Slacky), who resides in Hamilton, Ont. And who was visiting his mother, and had started to return to Hamilton before his mother's condition became serious, and who was overtaken at Yarmouth with the sad news and who immediately returned to town, and John Peter, who resided with his mother. The daughters are Miss Sarah, Mrs Gus McCuish, of Glace Bay; Mrs Donald Weir, of Hamilton, Ont. And Mrs John McKillop, of Bothwell, Wash. Surviving also are three [sic] sisters, Mrs Margaret Morrison, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, and Mrs Alexis Nicholson, of Bridgeport, Conn. Mrs McDonald was a devout member of Knox United church and her funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon with services commencing at the home at 3 o'clock and burial at Greenwood cemetery Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser.

Phalen Mrs Dennis Phalen 8/22/1934
New Waterford, Aug 21 - The death of Mrs Dennis Phalen, Lingan, which occurred last evening at the New Waterford hospital, came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs Phalen enjoyed good health until her recent illness about two weeks ago. She remained at her home in Lingan where every medical effort was put forth and professional nursing administered, with very little response. She was then removed to the New Waterford Hospital where she passed away. Mrs Phalen was a widow of the late Manzy Forward, and before her marriage was the daughter of Mrs James Ferguson and the late James McNeil of New Waterford. For many years she worked on the staff of No. 12 Company store at which time she made many friends. After her first marriage she moved to Lingan, where she has since resided. Mrs Phalen leaves to mourn her a husband and eight children, her mother Mrs James Ferguson, three sisters, Mrs Jack Prior, Mrs Jack LeDrew, Mrs Nash Syms, and two brothers, Jimmy and Gus all of New Waterford. Funeral arrangements are not yet definitely planned. Sydney Post Record p 12 R. Fraser

McLean Sarah McLean 8/27/1934
After an illness of several months the death occurred Saturday afternoon of Mrs Sarah McLean, well known resident of this city. She was 72 years old, a native of Baddeck, C.B., and is survived by one daughter, bookkeeper at Miles' Grocery. Also two sisters, Mrs James D Hartigan, Whitney Pier, wife of deputy Mayor Hartigan; Mrs Charles Ross, of this city, and one brother, Edward McKay, at Baddeck. A J McKay, Supt. of Provincial Training School, Truro, is a nephew of the deceased. Her husband predeceased her a number of years ago. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Stewart Mrs. William J. Stewart 9/5/1934
[Funeral Notice] The funeral of the late Mrs. William J. Stewart, Salmon River, Mira, will be held from the residence of her brother, Mr. John Brown;, Mira road, Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment Hardwood Hill cemetery. Thu. Sept. 6, 1934, p. 12 Sydney Post-Record The death of Mrs. William Stuart, 55, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Brown, Mira Road, occurred at Salmon River yesterday. In addition to her husband, the deceased lady is survived by one daughter, Dora, two brothers, Jack on the old homestead and Walter with the C.N.R.; two sisters, Miss Alice Brown and Mrs. Hugh Goldie. Funeral services will be held from the residence of her brother Jack, Mira Road, tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. with interment at Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Post-Record Janice Fralic-Brown

McNeil Neil George McNeil 9/19/1934
NEIL G MCNEIL, WIDELY KNOWN RESIDENT, DIES Reserve, Sept 18 - The death occurred at his home in Centreville last night of Neil George McNeil, one of the best known men of this place. In his youth, Mr McNeil sailed the seven seas and visited during his days before the mast, all the principal ports of the world and was well read and a most interesting man in the know. After giving up sea faring, he returned to Reserve and was employed in the mines here until a few years ago when he was pensioned by the company. He was rated as one of the best hand-pick miners ever to dig coal at Reserve. A big powerful man, old residents tell interesting stories of his prowess and few in the province ever bested him in a hand to hand conflict. 'Neilly George' as he was known to a host of friends, was an outstanding citizen of this place and was for some time the representative of Reserve in the County Council. He was also for years prominent in the labor movement in this part of the country. Generous and charitable to a marked degree he was every [sic] ready to assist a neighbor or friend in time of trouble and his death is universally regretted by all the citizens of this place as it will also be by many friends in other parts of Cape Breton. He was born at Boularderie 73 years ago, but had lived the greater part of his life at Reserve. Besides his widow, who was formerly Margaret McDonald of East Bay he is survived by three sons, Neil D, John Hugh and George all married and living at Reserve, the last named being the former well known boxer, whose ring activities were cut short by a serious mine accident. Five daughters also survive. Mrs Joseph D Burke (Sadie), Sydney; Mrs J H Jamieson (Katie), Glace Bay; Mrs Edward Smith (Mary), Reserve; Mrs James Hill (Julia), Reserve and Mrs David Boutilier (Jessie) at home. Two sisters Mrs Hector Robertson, Roost Glace Bay and Mrs Neil McLean, Dominion also survive, as well as a large number of grandchildren. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon service at the home at two o'clock and burial in the Gordon Cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Bell Mrs Thomas Bell 9/21/1934
Sydney Mines, Sept 20 - Word was received here today stating the death had occurred suddenly in Detroit of Mrs Bell, wife of Thomas Bell, first manager of the local branch of the Canadian Cooperative Society. Mr Bell was also employed at Princess colliery prior to his departure with his family for Detroit. Mrs Bell had many friends and acquaintances here all of whom will learn of her passing with regret. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Johnson Sarah Johnson 9/25/1934
North Sydney, Sept 24 - The death of Miss Sarah Johnson occurred at her home at Beaver Cove on Saturday. The late Miss Johnson was eighty six years of age, was born there and resided on the old homestead. She was of a kind and loving disposition and will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends, Mrs George Nicholson, of this town, is a sister of the deceased. The funeral will be held on Tuesday. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Philip MacKenzie 10/1/1934
Baddeck, Sept 29 - The funeral of the late Philip MacKenzie of Plaister Mines, whose death occurred in the Hamilton Memorial hospital at North Sydney, was held Tuesday from the home and was one of the largest ever seen in this community. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev John MacKinnon, B.D. , of Baddeck, assisted by Rev James Fraser, of Big Bras d'Or, and Rev D A MacMillan of Louisburg. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung. The deceased who was fifty seven years of age was born at Plaister Mines, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick MacKenzie, and for many years worked in various parts of Canada employed by the Dominion Bridge Company. He was a man of fine character, who was well known and news of his tragic death will be received with deep regret. He was not married and spent the past year at the old home. Last Wednesday while assisting his brother at work in the barn hoisting a hay rack away for the winter, when a hook gave way and the rack crashed down on Mr Mackenzie, crushing his leg a few inches above the knee. Dr MacMillan of Baddeck was called and after giving first aid took the injured man to that hospital. Several people from Baddeck saw him on Friday and Saturday. He seemed very bright, so news of his passing came as a great shock to everybody. The remains arrived at Baddeck on the S S Lakeview, on Monday accompanied by his sister and cousin Mr Frank MacKay, of Sydney Mines. He is survived by one sister, Miss Josie MacKenzie, Plaister Mines, three brothers, Hugh MacKenzie, Secretary of the United Church Mission in Tiensin, North China; Malcolm MacKenzie, with the Dominion Bridge Company, Montreal and John P MacKenzie on the old homestead. The service at the graveside in Highland cemetery, Baddeck Bay was conducted by the Masons of St Mark's Lodge Baddeck, of which he was a faithful member. The pall bearers were: J K MacKenzie, Philip MacLeod, Malcolm MacLeod, Kennie MacRitchie, Dan MacRae, L E MacDonald. PHILIP MCKENZIE North Sydney, Sept 24 - After a short illness the death of Phillip McKenzie occurred at Hamilton hospital on Sunday. The late Mr McKenzie was a native of Plaster Mines, Victoria county, and received an injury several days ago which resulted in his death as above stated. The deceased is survived by three brothers, Hugh, secretary of the United Church mission China; Malcolm in Quebec; John, and one sister, Josephine at home. The remains were forwarded to his home this morning. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 25 Sept 1934 p 6] Sydney Post Record p 12 R. Fraser

Townsend Mrs. Anthony Townsend 10/13/1934
Word reached the city this morning that Mrs. A. Townsend, of Glace Bay, formerly Harriet MacDonald, of Sydney, died suddenly about three o'clock this morning. She leaves her husband, an infant and her father R. MacDonald, Kings Road, sister Harriet MacDonald, and one brother, Sidney, both at home. Mrs. Townsend is well known throughout the Maritime she having been only a few years ago, been president of the Rebekah Assembly. Previous to her marriage she was employed with Dominion Coal Co. Sydney Post Record, 15 OCT 1934, page 2 MRS ANTHONY TOWNSEND GLACE BAY. Oct 13 - The death occurred this morning at General Hospital of Mrs. Anthony Townsend, Cottage St., age 37, previous to her marriage she was Miss Sarah McDonald for many years a valued member of the stenographic staff of the Dominion Coal Company, being private stenographer for Supt. Nicholson, when she resigned to become the bride of Mr. Townsend. She was very prominent in the Rebecca order being past president for the Maritimes and Newfoundland, she is survived by her husband and an infant child, by her father Ronold McDonald, King's Road Sydney, a sister Harriett and a brother Sydney at home another sister Mrs. Charles McPherson and a brother John in Cleveland. Funeral arrangements later. Sydney Post Record, page 7 Donald A. Snow

McDonald Mrs. Donald McDonald 10/15/1934
GLACE BAY, Oct 13 - Death occurred yesterday morning at the home of her son, David McDonald, Maple Avenue, of Mrs. Donald McDonald an old resident of the town, funeral Sunday afternoon. Sydney Post Record, page 2 Donald A. Snow

McIntyre Mrs. Michael McIntyre 10/15/1934
GLACER, N.S. Oct 13 - The death occurred yesterday in St. Joseph's Hosptal of Mrs. Michael McIntyre aged 31 of Caledonia Mines she is survived by her husband and several children and a number of relatives. [Written as it appeared in the newspaper.] Sydney Post Record, page 2 Donald A. Snow

MacKenzie Margaret MacKenzie 11/8/1934
The death occurred Wednesday morning of Mrs Margaret MacKenzie at her home, 36 Morrison street. Deceased had been ailing for over a year but passed away quietly on Wednesday morning. She was the wife of the late Peter McKenzie, formerly of Beechmont, C.B., but resided in Sydney for the past 30 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs W H Richards (Margaret) and three sons, Alex, Dan and Jack and one sister, Mrs A Andrews, all residing in Sydney. The funeral will take place at one o'clock Friday from the residence of her son, Alex MacKenzie, 33 Morrison St. Burial will be made at Beechmont cemetery. [Although on same page, these obits contain different info for the same person] MRS MARGARET MACKENZIE The death occurred yesterday at her home, 36 Morrison street, of Mrs Margaret MacKenzie, aged and esteemed resident of this city. She was 84 years old, and had been in ailing health for the past two years and was confined to her bed for the past eight months. Her husband predeceased her about four years ago, and surviving are three sons, Alex F, John T, and Dan P, also one daughter, Mrs B Richards, Park street. She was a native of Whycocomagh, and interment will be made at Beechmont, C.B. Friday afternoon, funeral to leave the house about 1:30 o'clock. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

Campbell Mrs John W Campbell 11/12/1934
North Sydney, Nov 10 - Residents of West Side Middle River and surrounding districts have lost one of their best known and highly respected residents in the passing of Mrs John W Campbell on Sunday last, in her 85th year. The late Mrs Campbell was great loved by all and was known far and wide for her Christian works and genial hospitality. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon with her pastor Rev J d H MacDonald, whose frequent visits and kind ministry she enjoyed in her last illness. Assisting Mr MacDonald were Rev W R MacKay, of Reserve, a former pastor, and Rev C R F MacLennan, Glace Bay, a close friend of the family. Many floral tributes banked about the casket bore beautiful testimony of the esteem in which the deceased was held by friends throughout the Island district. Among the offerings included a wreath from the teaching staff of Central school, Glace Bay, of which her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Campbell, is principal, also a spray from the choir of Drummond Memorial church, Boularderie. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in Middle River cemetery. The late Mrs Campbell leaves to survive the following, all of whom were at her bedside. The Misses Flo D, Elizabeth M, Mrs D N McDonald, Middle River; Mrs Frank MacKay, Boularderie; and Mrs (Rev) James Fraser, Big Bras d'Or. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Foyle Charles Foyle 11/12/1934
North Sydney, Nov 10 - Charles Foyle, a well known and highly respected resident of this town for the past twelve years, passed away at his residence, Archibald Avenue, on Friday evening after several weeks illness. The late Mr Foyle was born at Hunter's Moutain, Victoria County, seventy two years ago, and for a number of year, conducted one of the finest farms in that district. He was organised and charter member of the Baddeck Masonic lodge. Surviving besides his widow are a daughter Wilena and son Leslie both at home, one brother Albert Foyle, in Newark, N.J. Mrs Dan Allen of this town is an aunt of the deceased. Service was held at St John's church today with Rev John Stead officiating after which the remains were taken by W J Dooley Funeral Service to Baddeck for interment. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Oram Matilda Oram 11/12/1934
Sydney Mines, Nov 10 - This town learned with profound regret the passing at an early hour this morning of Mrs Matilda Oram, widow of the late Edwin Oram, Vickers Lane, after two weeks illness. The deceased was highly respected and her passing, although not entirely unexpected came as a great shock to her immediate family and a large circle of friends. She leaves to survive three daughters and two sons, Mrs D R McAulay, Mrs Thomas Bruce, and Mrs Gus Falle, Joseph and Edwin all of this town, also three sisters, Mrs Alfred Greig, Mrs D W Greenwell, of Sydney Mines, and Mrs George Whidden in California. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacKay Roderick MacKay 11/20/1934
Little Bras d'Or, Nov 19 - This community and surrounding district was saddened this afternoon when Roderick MacKay passed away at his home Little Bras d'Or Bridge following eight weeks illness. Mr MacKay although in failing health for several weeks his passing came as a distinct shock to the immediate family and a large circle of friends. Born at Groves Point, Boularderie, 62 years ago he left his native home to engage in the meat and grocery business at Sydney Mines where he carried on a thriving business and made a host of friends in that community. In 1908 he moved with his family to Little Bras d'Or Bridge where they constructed the post office and operated an up to date garage. He leaves to survive his widow, one son and three daughters, Alexander and Marjorie at home, Mrs James D MacKay, Detroit, and Mrs Alexander MacLeod, North Sydney, to whom the Post Record join in expressing deep sympathy. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Patterson Eva F. Patterson 11/20/1934
North Sydney, Nov 18 - This town lost one of its most loved residents in the passing of Miss Eva F Patterson at an early hour this morning following an illness of some duration. The deceased had been in failing health for a number of months and although her death was not entirely unexpected it came as a distinct shock to the immediate family and a large circle of friends. The late Miss Patterson was born in London, England, 76 years ago, but came to Canada when only a mere girl of twelve years. For the past twelve years she made her home in North Sydney where she made friends quickly by her unassuming manner and friendly disposition. She was a faithful member of St John's Anglican church and when enjoying better health always took an active part in its activities. She leaves to survive one sister, Mrs Angel of this town. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the home of Mr and Mrs Walter E Long, Stanley street with service in St John's church with Rev john Stead officiating. Interment will be made in Lakeside cemetery. North Sydney, Nov 19 - Mrs M A Angel arrived home last night from Hazel Hill, called by the illness and subsequent death of her sister, Miss Eva F Patterson. While at Hazel Hill she was guest of her daughters, Mrs Harold McLaughlin and Mrs George A Stevenson. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser M A

Boutilier John T. Boutilier 11/21/1934 11/19/1934 Wednesday, November 21, 1934 Sydney Post-Record, Sydney, N.S. Glace Bay News John T. Boutilier Laid To Rest Large Number Attend Funeral Of Dominion Resident DOMINION, Nov. 20 - The funeral of the late John T. Boutilier took place yesterday from his late residence at the Gardiner Mines. A very large number of friends of the late Mr. Boutilier attended. A brief service was held at the home by Rev. Mr. Jones of Waterford, after which the remains were taken to the Anglican church here, where an impressive service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Jones, after which the remains were taken to Centreville, where the burial took place. The many floral offerings and messages of sympathy sent by old friends of the late Mr. Boutilier testified to the very high esteem in which hew as held by all who knew him. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

Fortune James Fortune 11/22/1934
New Waterford, November 21 -- New Waterford today lost another of its landmarks and one of the oldest residents here, James Fortune, who passed away at his home at the ripe old age of 85, this afternoon at 3:30. The son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Fortune, the deceased was born at Little Bras d'Or. After living at Bras d'Or during the younger years of his life, he worked in the mines at Bridgeport and came to New Waterford 24 years ago. He worked in the mines up until 14 years ago when he retired. He was in quite good health up until a few weeks ago when he was forced to take to his bed and from then on he failed slowly. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Angus MacKenna & Mrs. Angus Gillis, both of Sydney Mines & one brother: John Edmund Fortune of North Sydney. He is also survived by twelve children, two daughters: Mrs. C Henry of New Waterford & Mrs. Luke Gardiner OF Boston; ten sons: Dan in Chicago, Marcus in Halifax; Clement & Ray in St. Andrew's Ontario; John in New Brunswick, James Joseph, Romeo, Sylvester & Charles, all of New Waterford. During the time of the Great War, nine members of his family served overseas, seven sons and two son-in-laws and all are now living. In all he is survived by 46 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The bereaved members of the family are being extended the sympathy of the community. Cape Breton Post Page 14 Norma Day

MacLellan Mrs. Allan MacLellan 11/27/1934
NEW WATERFORD, Death during the early hours of this morning again removed an aged and esteemed person from a wide circle of friends in this community in the person of Mrs. Allan MacLellan. The deceased lady , after a lengthy illness, at one o'clock Tuesday morning succumbed to the call for eternal slumber, after having received the last rites of the Catholic Church. She was 82 years of age, and is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Dan MacInnis, Mrs. Thomas Keating, Mrs. Claude Weatherbee, all of New Waterford, and two sons, Michael in California, and Allan in New Brunswick. The deceased was born in Frenchvale.
Bruce Gouthro

Dunlap Mrs James Dunlap 12/7/1934
North Sydney, Dec 6 - The community was shocked this morning to learn of the death of Mrs James Dunlap which occurred in Hamilton hospital at an early hour. The late Mrs Dunlap was born at Leitches Creek, fifty four years ago, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Musgrave. She was a woman of sterling character, a kind wife and mother, and in her passing the community and church will lose a true friend. The deceased is survived by her husband, three daughters, Myrtle, Charlotte, Ella and one son James, all at home, also three sisters, Mrs J McDonald, Mrs Frank Weatherbee both in Glace Bay; Mrs Dan McDonald, Halifax; five brothers, Sidney, Fred, James and Bert Musgrave, here, and Charles in the United States. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. Rev Alvin G Robertson will conduct the service. MRS JAS DUNLAP LAID TO REST North Sydney, Dec 10 - Many sorrowing relatives and friends attended the funeral of the late Mrs James Dunlap held from her late residence Leitches Creek this afternoon. Service at the house was conducted by Rev E A Kinley, who led in prayer, Rev J W Smith town, read the Scripture, Rev Alvin G Robertson of Calvary Baptist church in a few words spoke of the devotion of the deceased to her family, church, and friends, Rev Mr Nickerson, Leitches Creek, offered prayer. At the home the choir of Calvary church under the direction of Professor Harold Briers rendered favorite hymns of the deceased includingAbide with Me, Sometime We'll Understand, and Christians Goodnight. Interment was in Lakeside cemetery, and the large number who attended stood with bowed head as Rev Mr Robertson, Rev Mr Smith and Rev Mr Nickerson read the prayers of committal. The pall bearers were F E Jackson, John MacQueen, John MacLean, John McLean, Charles Munn, Jr, B P Cann, F O Moffatt. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 12 Dec 1934 p6 Sydney Post Record p 15 R. Fraser

Battleman Sadie Battleman 12/12/1934
Sydney Mines, Dec 10 - The funeral of the late Miss Sadie Battleman was held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her sister, [line missing], avenue. Rev Quincey McDowell officiating, after which the cortege proceeded to Big Bras d’Or where service was conducted in the Presbyterian church which was filled to overflowing with relatives, neighbors and friends of the deceased. Rev M N McDonald and Rev Mr McDowell officiated. Interment was made in Big Bras d’Or cemetery. The late Miss Battleman was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Battleman. She was born at Point Aconi forty six years ago, and a sister of the late Roderick and Norman Battleman. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Norman McAskill, North Sydney and Mrs Robt MacLean, Oxford avenue and one brother James at Point Aconi. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Boutilier Sidney Boutilier 12/12/1934
CAUSE OF DEATH IS ESTABLISHED Inquiry Held Into Recent Death Of Sidney Boutilier Sydney Mines, Dec 11 - A spark from a mine lamp igniting an open can of powder caused an explosion of a crop pit at Old No. 7 a few days ago that cost Sidney Boutilier his life, and his father Bert Boutilier serious injuries it was definitely established today when officials under W A D Gunn, of Sydney carried out an investigation of circumstances surrounding the tragedy. Accompanied by Robert Dickson, superintendent of Scotia, colliers W Finney, engineer; George Morrison, barrister; Inspector of Mines, A L McDonald, Raymond Ratchford, acting Board Member for the A. M. W.; Company police officers, Charles McNeil, Daniel McVarish, Corporal McLean and Constable John Bennison, the party journeyed to Little Pond where the father of the dead miner was questioned at length. As far as can be determined a spark from a mine lamp ignited the open powder and a terrific explosion followed that sent splinters of stone and coal almost burying both men and causing instant death to the younger man while the father received serious injuries to his leg and body. Cape Breton Post R. Fraser

Camus Mrs John Camus 12/15/1934
North Sydney, Dec 14 - The death of Mrs John Camus occurred at her home Archibald Avenue this morning. The late Mrs Camus was a woman of sterling character, and when her health permitted took an active part in affairs which pertained to the church and community. Her death followed several months illness which she bore with patience and fortitude. The deceased was in her seventieth year, and is survived by her husband, one sister, Miss Dolly Fraser, and one brother, Jack Fraser both residing in town. A daughter, Mrs Colin Gillis and son Jack predeceased her. She was a faithful member of St Joseph's church. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Johnson Donald Johnson 12/15/1934
North Sydney, Dec 14 - Donald Johnson one of the best known and highly respected residents of Leitches Creek passed away at his home last night following an illness of three weeks duration. The deceased had been in failing health for some time but was able to carry on activities about his farm until three weeks ago when he took to bed. Born at Leitches Creek 80 years ago the late Mr Johnson resided there all his life and conducted one of the most modern farms in the district. He was a well known figure and always took an active part in community affairs. His wife predeceased him eight years ago. He leaves to survive three sons and four daughters. Alexander in Detroit; James in Sydney and Samuel living at home, Mrs Neil Stewart, Mrs Fred Bartlett, Detroit, Mrs Dan R MacDonald, Sydney Mines and Mrs Robert Bartlett, Leitches Creek. Two brothers also survive, Samuel in California and Murdoch at Leitches Creek. The funeral will likely take place Saturday afternoon from the family home to Leitches Creek cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Battleman James Battleman 12/22/1934
Point Aconi, Dec 21 - Following an illness of four days the death occurred here today of James Battleman, 80, well known and esteemed resident of this district. His sister, Miss Sadie Battleman, predeceased him just two weeks ago, and surviving are two more sisters, Mrs Norman McAskill, who is now confined to her home with illness, and Mrs Robt McLean, both of Sydney Mines. Deceased was a farmer by occupation and was unmarried. The funeral of James Battleman will take place from his late home Point Aconi Sudnay 1 pm. Service Big Bras d'Or Presbyterian church 3 pm. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Graham Mrs C Graham 12/22/1934
Florence, Dec 21 - Ailing for some time, Mrs C Graham, died at her home here today. Her husband, two daughters, Mrs Tom McLean, Mrs Angus McDonald, both of Sydney Mines, and four sons, Charles, Sydney, Frank, and John survive. She was well known here and a wide circle of friends and acquaintances will keenly regret her passing. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Patterson Jessie Patterson 12/26/1934
Mrs Jessie Patterson, mother of Crown Prosecutor Malcolm A Patterson, died at her residence on Alexandra street at an early hour this morning following an illness of six weeks duration. Born at Blackett's Lake, 77 years ago, she had lived in Sydney the greater part of her life and was widely known, held in the highest esteem by a host of friends, acquaintances and relatives, her passing will be received with deepest regret. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church and had been actively identified with all its activities, and her loss form this circle alone will be keenly felt. Her husband, Alexander Patterson, predeceased her about seven years ago, and surviving are one daughter, Mrs Arthur Reeves, and two sons, Crown Prosecutor Patterson, and John Patterson, of the Sydney Post Office staff. One sister, Mrs Simpson, Duluth, Minn., also a number of grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral of Mrs Jessie Patterson will take place from her late residence to Alexander street, Friday, December 28th, Service at 3 pm at the home, Presbyterian church, George Street at 2:30 pm. Interment Hardwood Hill cemetery. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 27 Dec 1934 p 7] Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

Green George Green 12/27/1934
George Green, for the past 35 years a resident of Sydney, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs J Anderson at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, after a lingering illness of nearly two years duration. The late Mr Green was born at St Eleanora, Prince Edward Island 87 years ago, and first came to Sydney in 1899. He is survived by two sons, Eric B in Saskatchewan and Sherman in Buffalo, and two daughters, Mrs Anderson and Mrs H W Ingraham, of Baltimore. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McKenzie Elizabeth McKenzie 12/27/1934
arrangements not yet being completed. A very large number of friends here, as many also in Sydney and elsewhere, will learn of the passing of this lovely old lady with a great deal of regret. Glace Bay, Dec 17 - The death occurred this morning of Mrs Elizabeth McKenzie, aged 89 years, who passed away at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr and Mrs W D Rutherford, Winnifred Square, with whom she had resided since coming here from Sydney two years ago. She is survived by four daughters and one son. The daughters are Mrs Rutherford, in Glace Bay, and Mrs W H Wilson, Mrs G H Stevens and Miss Annie McKenzie in British Columbia. The surviving son is Mr J M McKenzie, York St., Glace Bay. Surviving also are two brothers, Rev John MacLennan, in Berkeley, California and A N MacLennan, Sydney, and the surviving sister is Mrs Rebecca McDonald of Sydney. The funeral will take place to Hardwood Hill cemetery, Sydney, where burial will be made likely Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacDonald Mrs. Daniel J MacDonald 12/29/1934
Following an illness of several weeks the death occurred at the City hospital late last night of Mrs. Daniel J MacDonald of 16 Harrington Place, this city. Deceased was well known here and a host of friends and relatives will learn of her passing with keen regret. She is survived by her husband and three children: Jean, 4; Margaret, 12; Donnie, 14. Her widowed mother, Mrs. J Richardson, 258 Esplanade, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Smith and Mrs. P Walsh, also survive. Cape Breton Post Page 7 Norma Day

Phalen Elizabeth Phalen 12/29/1934
Glace Bay, December 29 - The death occurred at midnight Friday night of Mrs. Elizabeth Phalen of Big Glace Bay. The late Mrs. Phalen was born at Sydney Mines 76 years ago being a daughter of George Walker, one of the pioneer mining men of the Cape Breton coal fields. While still a child, Mrs. Phalen moved with her family, to Glace Bay where she attended the first school in town. Since her marriage to Andre Phalen, who predeceased her 19 years ago, she has resided at Big Glace Bay. Of a family of eleven children, six survive her. They are: Mrs. Arthur Soucy, Mrs. James Shaw & Henry, all residing in the United States; Joseph in Northern Ontario; Anne, of the teaching staff of Dominion No. 6 school, & John, at home. Surviving also are two sisters: Mrs. Mary Havellyn & Mrs. Agnes Webber, both of Massachusetts. The funeral will take place to St. Anne's Cemetery, Glace Bay, services at St. Anne's Church 3 p.m. Sunday. Cape Breton Post Page 7 Norma Day

Battersby Wm. R. Battersby 1/3/1935 1/2/1935 Thursday, January 3, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Wm. R. Battersby Following a lengthy illness the death occurred yesterday of Wm. R. Battersby, aged and esteemed resident of Sydney River. He was 83 years old and was the last surviving member of that prominently known family. A number of nieces and nephews survive. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from his late residence at Sydney River to St. Mark's Anglican church, Coxheath, and burial will be made in St. Mark's Anglican cemetery. & Funeral Notice The funeral of William Robert Battersby will be held from his late residence Sydney River on Friday, January 4th at 2 o'clock. Service at St. Mark's church, Coxheath at 2.30 p.m. Interment St. Mark's cemetery. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

Battersby Wm. R. Battersby 1/3/1935
Following a lengthy illness the death occurred yesterday of Wm. R Battersby, aged and esteemed resident of Sydney River. He was 86 years old and was the last surviving member of that prominently known family. A number of nieces and nephews survive. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from his late residence at Sydney River to St Mark's Anglican church, Coxheath and burial will be made in St Mark's cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McLellan Catherine A. McLellan 1/3/1935
WIFE OF DOMINION MINISTER PASSES Mrs J A McLellan Dies Early This Morning Dominion, N.S. - Jan 3 - This community was saddened when the news spread of the death at Chalmers Manse of Mrs J A McLellan, wife of the pastor of Chalmers United church who died early this morning after an illness of three weeks. Born at Middle River, Victoria county her maiden name was Catherine A McDonald, she with Rev Mr McLellan came to Dominion about seven years ago from Valleyfield, P.E.I. Her many fine traits of character endeared her to all. She took very active part in the work of the church and was ever ready to assist in any worthy community cause. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Ethel who is a member of the town school teaching staff at New Waterford; surviving also are 2 sisters, Mrs T M McLeod, 59 Union street, Sydney, and Mrs K D Nicholson, New Waterford, also two brothers John H McDonald, Baddeck, and Angus J McDonald, Middle River. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon. Service at Chalmers church starting at one p'clock. Burial will be in the cemetery at Blackett's Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser
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Harding Alfred Freeman Harding 1/10/1935 1/10/1935 Thursday, January 10, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Receives Sympathy North Sydney, Jan. 9 - F. J. Harding this town has the sympathy of a large number of friends in the death of his father, Alfred Freeman Harding, whose demise occurred at his home in Portsmouth, England, at the age of 70 years. Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Harding journeyed to Portsmouth on a visit. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury
Exact date of death not known, used published date
Newell Mrs. Joseph Newell 1/10/1935
Mrs. JOSEPH NEWELL The death occurred at the City Hospital about 10.30 o'clock this morning of Mrs. Joseph Newell of 677 Victoria Road. She underwent a major operation a few days ago, rallied for a time and her condition grew worse last night, death ensuing this morning. Deceased was 43 years old and was well known throughout this city. Her husband and family survives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

Rudderford John Rudderford 1/10/1935 1/10/1935 Thursday, January 10, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Northside News Sydney Mines Man Triply Bereaved Two Letters Received By Adam Scott Convey Word Of Three Deaths SYDNEY RIVER, Jan. 9 - No news is regarded as good news but yesterday's mail brought sad tidings to Adam Scott, leading labor man of Scotia collieries, who learned of three deaths in distant points by the same mail. The first letter contained the sad tidings of the death of his uncle James Scott at Waterloo, Wishaw, Lamarhshire, Scotland, another stating his brotherin-law, John Rudderford died from pneumonia in Mexico and the death of his niece's husband and his brother killed in a workman's train wreck in West Virginia whgere seventeen miners were killed and 65 injured. Mr. Scott has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in his bereavement. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury
Dates of death not known, used published
Scott James Scott 1/10/1935 1/10/1935 Thursday, January 10, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Northside News Sydney Mines Man Triply Bereaved Two Letters Received By Adam Scott Convey Word Of Three Deaths SYDNEY RIVER, Jan. 9 - No news is regarded as good news but yesterday's mail brought sad tidings to Adam Scott, leading labor man of Scotia collieries, who learned of three deaths in distant points by the same mail. The first letter contained the sad tidings of the death of his uncle James Scott at Waterloo, Wishaw, Lamarhshire, Scotland, another stating his brotherin-law, John Rudderford died from pneumonia in Mexico and the death of his niece's husband and his brother killed in a workman's train wreck in West Virginia whgere seventeen miners were killed and 65 injured. Mr. Scott has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in his bereavement. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury
Dates of death not known, used publised date
Snow John Snow 1/10/1935
Sydney Post Record GLACE BAY, Jan 10 - John Snow, aged 77 died at his home at the Hub today. He was a retired miner coming from Newfoundland 38 years ago. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with burial at Greenwood cemetery. Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

Gallop Mrs Benjamin Gallop 1/16/1935
MRS BEN GALLOP DIES IN HOSPITAL Prominently known Woman Succumbs To Lengthy Illness North Sydney, Jan 15 - Mrs Benjamin Gallop, Stanley street, passed away in Harbour View hospital, Sydney Mines at 5 o'clock this afternoon following a lengthy illness. Although in failing health for some time her condition had not become serious until Sunday when she was removed to hospital. Born at Codroy, Newfoundland, 76 years ago the deceased came here 50 years ago and resided here ever since. The late Mrs Gallop was married twice; her last husband predeceased her in 19[21 or 31?] Surviving are [?] daughters and four sons, Mrs William Anthony, Codroy; Mrs Emmanuel Currie, Channel, Nfld; Mrs Heber Williams, town; Mrs J McGregor, Kenora, Ont; Mrs James Coll, Mrs Thomas Waugh, Sydney Mines; Mrs Robert Forward, Medford, Mass.; Henry Gallop, William Parsons, town. Herb Gallop, Sydney and Ernest (Doc) Gallop, Montreal. One sister, Mrs Capt George Young and John Evans, town are sister and brother of the deceased. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

MacRae Johanna MacRae 1/16/1935
Baddeck, Jan 14 - The death occurred recently in a Halifax hospital of Miss Johanna MacRae, of Middle River, Victoria County, aged 69 years. The deceased is survived by one sister, Miss Dolena McRae, Vermont. The remains were brought home and the funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev J D N MacDonald. Interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Watson Willaim Watson 1/16/1935
Baddeck, Jan 14 - There passed away January eighth, at his home at Baddeck Forks, William Watson at the age of seventy seven years. In his death the community has lost an outstanding citizen and philanthropist. The cause of education was always near his heart, and he did all he could to make the school and ground attractive. His interests were many and varied. Before Union he was a Presbyterian and for many years was secretary-treasurer of the Congregation. He gave his support to the cause of Union and was ever looking forward to a still larger Union. The land used as the cemetery and the site on which St Andrew's church stands, were donated by this grand old man. The deceased was the last member of a well known and most highly respected family and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. After a brief service in the home the remains were taken to the church, where the funeral service was conducted by his pastor Rev J D N MacDonald. The church was filled with sorrowing neighbors and friends. Burial was made in the family lot in St Andrew's cemetery at Baddeck Forks. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Gerrard Mrs. Dan Gerrard 1/18/1935
NEW WATERFORD, Jan 17 - Mrs. Dan Gerrard, 62, died at her home here today following lengthy illness. A native of Belgium, she came to Cape Breton in 1913 and moved to this town 15 years ago. Her husband and three sons, Joseph and Louis of Reserve and Captain Walter Gerrard, of Liverpool, N.S. survive. The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S. George Newbury

MacPhail Agnes MacPhail 1/21/1935
Mrs. Agnes MacPhail - Mrs. Robert Cudhea Main St. received sad news last night of the death of her sister, Mrs. Agnes MacPhail of West Calgary Alberta. The late Mrs. MacPhail was 78years of age and had been ill for only two weeks. She was planning to Visit Cape Breton when she took sick suddenly. The family resided in Glace Bay Thirty five years ago and moved west where they since resided and had a large number of Friends throughout the colliery districts who will regret her sudden passing. She was the Widow of the late Archie MacPhail who died twelve years ago. Four sons survive, John At Blairmore; Archie in Saskatoon; Stanley and Alex at home; three daughters, Mrs. George Benedict, Calgary; Annie and Kate at home; Mrs. Robert Cudhea is the only Surviving sister; four brothers, Alex Cameron, of Fernie, B.C.; Henry Camerson, Moncton, N.B.; Donald Cameron of ? Luscar, Alberta and James Cameron of Glace Bay. Burial will take place in Calgary. The Glace Bay Gazette Maureen McNeil

McLellan Mrs. Malcolm McLellan 1/21/1935
SYDNEY MINES, N.S., Jan 20 - Mrs. Malcolm McLellan, 77, native of Goderwich, Ont., died at her home here over the weekend. Her husband predeceased her 11 years ago, and surviving are six daughters Mrs. Margaret Stewart, Mrs. Prescott Roper, of this town; Mrs. Edward Coady, of Regina; Mrs. Walter Currie, South Hampton, Mass.; Mrs. J. T. Brum, Roxbury, Mass.; Mrs. J. McInnis, Long Beach, Calif.; three sons, D.W. McLellan, Rod D. McLellan, and Alexander McLellan. Two sisters and one brother, 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive. The Halifax Chronicle, Halifax, N.S George Newbury

Fowler Elizabeth Fowler 1/25/1935
FINAL TRIBUTE IS PAID TO WOMAN Scores Attend Funeral Of Mrs Elizabeth Fowler North Sydney, Jan 24 - Despite inclement weather a large number of sorrowing friends turned out this afternoon to pay fitting respect to the memory of one of the town's best known residents, Mrs Elizabeth Fowler whose death occurred Monday in Medford, Mass. Service was conducted at the old family home Stanley street, and at St John's church where many relatives and friends attended an impressive service conducted by the Rector, Rev John Stead. Several favorite hymns of the deceased were rendered. by the choir and the large congregation. The cortege, which was a long one, then wended its way to Lakeside cemetery, where interment was made in the family plot with Rev Mr Stead officiating. Many floral tributes banked about the casket were beautiful testimony to the esteem in which the late Mrs Fowler was held by a large circle of friends. The pall bearers were Abraham Moore, Zac Hackett, Henry Gallop, Richard Cousins, Stephen Vatcher and Hugh MacKinnon. The late Mrs Fowler was for many years a resident of this town leaving for Medford shortly after the death of her husband. Although not enjoying the best of health for some time her passing came as a distinct shock to her immediate family. She leaves to survive five daughters and four sons, Mrs T J Mahoney and Miss Ethel in Medford; Mrs J Studley, Waltham, Mass.; Mrs Ralph Chisholm, Boston; Mrs Lester Streeter, Tucson, Arizona; Jack in Boston; Joseph in Alberta, Henry and Lewis, this town. The remains arrived here this morning and were taken in charge by Haggett's Funeral Service. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McCuish Bessie McCuish (Mrs.) 1/25/1935 1/25/1935 Friday, January 25, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Mrs. Bessie McCuish The death occurred at Loch Lomond on Wednesday of Mrs. Bessie McCuish, widow of the late Alexander McCuish. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at Loch Lomond. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

McPherson Peter McPherson 1/25/1935
TO ATTEND FUNERAL North Sydney, Jan 24 - Mrs McCuish of New Aberdeen and Miss Bessie Powers, Pleasant St., were at Orangedale today where they attended the funeral of Miss Powers uncle the late Peter McPherson who was interred at Little Narrows cemetery at eleven o'clock this morning. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Howatson George Howatson 1/26/1935
Elder of St Andrew's United church, Little Bras d'Or for over 40 years, George Howatson is dead at the residence of his daughter, Mrs A S McDonald, 35 Nepean street. Deceased had been ill for past several years and to a host of friends throughout Cape Breton Island the news of his passing will be received with deep regret. A native of Bras d'Or, he was in his 86th year and came to Sydney about three years ago and resided with his son in law and daughter ever since. His wife predeceased him about six years ago, and surviving are, two daughters, Mrs McDonald, in this city, Mrs W H McKay, Waltham, Mass., and two sons, Everett, Calgary, Charles, on old homestead at Little Bras d'Or. also one sister, Margaret Howatson, North Sydney, and a brother, Joseph in Portland, Oregon. Burial will be made Monday afternoon at Little Bras d'Or. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

Lawson Mrs James Lawson 1/26/1935
MRS JAMES LAWSON (nee Annie McNeil of Piper's Cove) aged 25 years, died today at City hospital after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs Albert Fraser, Connaught street and Miss Peggy McNiel, St Peter's road. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacNeil Christina MacNeil 1/28/1935
Her many friends in Glace Bay were shocked to learn Saturday evening of the sudden passing of Mrs. Christie MacNeil, Argyle St. widow of the late Capt. Angus J. MacNeil. Mrs. MacNeil took ill on Friday with a heart attack and passed away at six o’clock Saturday evening. The deceased was born in Middle Cape, sixty six years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Angus MacNeil of that place and a brother of the late Councillor Hector MacNeil of Big Pond. The family came to Glace Bay over thirty years ago and has since resided here. Capt. MacNeil predeceased his wife in 1924 and a son Archie died the year previous. The late Mrs. MacNeil is survived by three sonos, John A, at North Sydney; Angus at home and Francis in New York; three daughters, Mrs. Angus Ferguson, Mrs. Clackery of Montreal And Agnes at home. She was a member of ST. Margaret’s Scottish Catholic Society And the Catholic Women’s league and at all times took a very keen and active interest in her parochial duties being a devout member of St. Anne’s Congregation since coming to Glace Bay. She was a woman of many fine traits of character, upright and honest with a genial disposition. Her outstanding qualities won for her the high regard of a great many relatives and friends in the district. Her passing will be widely regretted. Some members of the family are expected home for the funeral, announcement concerning which will be made tomorrow, Burial in St. Anne’s Cemetery. The G.B. Gazette Maureen McNeil

MacCuish E. C. MacCuish (Mrs.) 1/31/1935 1/24/1935 Thursday, January 31, 1935 Sydney Post-Record Mrs. E. C. MacCuish The death occurred at Lake Uist, Jan. 24th of Mrs. Effie C. MacCuish, wife of the late Alexander MacCuish. She is survived by two daughters Kate and Cassie at home, also one brother, Angus A. MacDonald, Terra Nova, C.B., to whom the sympathy of the community is extended. Mrs. MacCuish was a woman of sterling character, beloved by all who knew her and her passing is mourned by many . Interment was held at Lake Uist Cemetery Saturday, Jan. 6th. …………………………….[probably should be 26th] The late Angus J. MacDonald of Sydney, was a brother of the deceased. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

McLean John McLean 2/1/1935 1/29/1935 Friday, February 1, 1935 Sydney Post-Record John McLean Employed as a cook at the Cape Breton Hospital for the past 39 years. John McLean, died there late last night following a brief illness. Interment will likely be made in the hospital cemetery. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

Groom Mrs. James Groom 2/5/1935
GLACE BAY. Feb 4 - The death occurred yesterday at her home at the Hub of Mrs. James Groom, aged forty-two years and her passing is regretted by a large circle of friends to whom she endeared herself. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children as well as a number of relatives. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. February 5, 1935 - MRS. JAMES GROOM PASSES AT HUB GLACE BAY, Feb 5 - A great deal of sorrow is expressed on all sides at the passing away on Sunday of Mrs. James Groom, particularly in the Hub district, where she resided and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Besides her husband, eight children survive, they being Mrs. Guy Hanson, of Halifax, Mrs. Francis McPherson of Dominion, Misses Annie, Doris and Isabel at home, as well as three sons, Elmer, Richard and John Allistair at home. Also surviving are her father, Mr. John Snow, of the Hub, and three sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Edward Seymour and Mrs. Gladys Summers, at the Hub and Mrs. James Miles, residing at Dominion. The surviving brothers are Messrs. Harvey and Robert Snow, at the Hub, and Albert Snow at Dominion. Mrs. Groom was a valued member of Golden Rule Lodge, L.O.B.A. No 611, of Dominion, and the members of the lodge will join with the other mourners in attending the funeral this afternoon Sydney Post Record Donald Snow

MacKenzie Josie MacKenzie 2/6/1935
Sydney Mines, Feb 5 - The death occurred on Sunday afternoon of Miss Josie MacKenzie at the home of her brother Duncan MacKenzie, Florence, after a long illness. The deceased was born at Boularderie seventy seven years ago, and was well and favorably known in Florence and surrounding districts. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, interment being at Brookside cemetery. Rev Quincey A McDowell, pastor of St Andrews Presbyterian church, Sydney Mines officiated at the service at the home and the graveside. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McKenzie Arthur McKenzie 2/9/1935
FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN STATES Arthur McKenzie, War Veteran, Succumbs In Los Angeles Glace Bay, March 8 - Mrs Alex Hay, Official Row and her sister Mrs Ellen Keigan, received the sad news this evening of the sudden death of their brother, Arthur McKenzie, who passed away at the home of his other sister, Mrs Isabelle McDonald, Los Angeles, California, after an illness of only two days. Mr McKenzie was born in Glace Bay fifty two years ago and enlisted early in the Great War [inked out line] California, joining a Canadian regiment. He was invalided home in 1918, visiting his sisters here for a time, and afterwards spending some time being treated for war disabilities in Kentville sanatarium and at Camp Hill military hospital at Halifax. He later went to Hollywood where he spent the winters since, spending his summers in Vancouver. Many old friends here will learn of the passing of Mr McKenzie with much regret, as he was held in very high esteem by a large number of citizens here. The funeral will take place on Monday at Hollywood. Sydney Post Record p 2 R. Fraser

Anderson Mrs Thomas Anderson 2/12/1935
LARGE NUMBERS ATTEND FUNERAL Final Tribute Paid Mrs Thomas Anderson Sydney Mines, Feb 11 - Many sorrowing friends from over Cape Breton paid their final respects to the late Mrs Thomas Anderson whose funeral took place from the family home Fraser avenue, Saturday afternoon. Service was conducted at the home by members of the Cann Rebekah lodge and Loyal True Blue lodge during which the hymns My Faith Looks Up To Thee, and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere was rendered. At Trinity church where Rev G T Spriggs assisted by Rev John Stead, rector of St John's church, North Sydney, an impressive service was conducted that was attended by a large congregation. Three hymns, favourites of the deceased were sung by the choir and congregation and included Oh, For a Closer Walk With God, Till We Meet Again and Jesus Lover Of My Soul. The long cortege then wended its way to Trinity cemetery where committal service was conducted by Revs. Sprigg and Stead. The pall bearers were Mauritz Mattison, Thomas Foster, William McMillan, Daniel McAulay, John Brown and Dan McLellan. Many floral tributes banked about the casket bore beautiful testimony of the esteem in which the late Mrs Anderson was held by a large circle of friends. Her death occurred in Harbour View hospital following a comparatively short illness and in her passing this town lost one of its most highly respected residents. For several years she was a valued member of Cann Rebekah and Loyal True Blue Lodges, as well as being first vice-president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Sydney Mines Town Band, and a faithful worker in Trinity Church. Besides her husband she leaves to survive four sons. William and Joseph in Sydney Mines; Warren, North Sydney; Thomas in Dominion and one daughter Mrs Raymond Sherwood of Waltham, Mass., who arrived home to attend the obsequies. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Campbell Alexander A Campbell 2/12/1935
General morning [sic] was occasioned by the sudden death in the Sydney City hospital on Monday of Alexander A Campbell, of Point Edward. The deceased was a son of the late Hugh and Catherine (MacDonald) Campbell and was born in Marble Mountain 62 years ago. He lived in that village continuously, where for a number of years he was superintendent of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation quarries until nine years ago when following the cessation of operations there, he was transferred to Point Edward, where he acted in a like capacity. He was a faithful employee of the Steel Corporation, a splendid citizen and a fine Christian gentleman. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Katherine and Mrs Frank Westen, both residing in New York, and Annie of the city hospital staff, and two sons, John in New York and Dr Donald of the Polyclinic staff, Charlottetown., P.E.I. Also left to mourn are one sister, Mrs Allan Forbes, River Denys, and one brother, Dr Robert Campbell, of Washington and other relatives. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Hough Mrs W Hough 2/12/1935
Sydney Mines, Feb 11 - Charles Haliday, Atlantic street, received the sad tidings on Saturday stating his sister Mrs W Hough died at Guelph, Ontario, after a short illness. Mrs Hough and family had been residents of this town for a number of years and left 15 years ago for Ontario where they have since resided. Besides her husband, she is survived by fours sons and one daughter, John, Harold, William and Joseph and Elsie, also three sisters and three brothers, Mrs J Monket, Toronto; Mrs J Davis, Mrs H Crowther of England, Charles and Jack Haliday, Sydney Mines; and Robert in England. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McLean Alexander McLean 2/12/1935
PROMINENT CITIZEN IS LAID AT REST Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Late Alexander McLean Reserve, Feb 11 - Hundreds of sorrowing friends, relatives and associates turned out Sunday afternoon to pay their final respects to Alexander McLean, 85, whose death occurred at 1:30 Friday morning, and whose funeral was held from his late residence at Centreville. At St Joseph's Church Rev Father McAdam conducted the funeral service in the presence of a large congregation of mouners. Interment was made at St Joseph's Cemetery, McLeod's Crossing, a lengthy concourse of automobiles and friends on foot having accompanied the remains to its final resting place, with graveside service conducted by Rev Father McAdam also. The funeral was one of the largest witnessed here for some time and the numerous spiritual offerings, beautiful floral tributes and countless cards and messages of sympathy received bore splendid testimony to th high esteem in which the deceased was held. Better known as the blacksmith, the late Mr McLean was born at Benacadie 85 years ago and enjoyed excellent health up to the time of his passing. The early part of his life he spent in California moving to Reserve some 40 odd years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons and two daughters his wife having predeceased him [9?] years ago. The sons are John A, principal of Reserve schools, Malcolm J, employed at the steel plant, Sydney. His daughters are Sister Saint Mary Angela, Holy Angels convent, Sydney, and Kathryn, teacher at Gardiner Mines. The pall bearers all close friends of the deceased were: Reginald Gouthro, Peter McNeil, Frank McNeil, David Hill, Frank Currie and Austin Cook. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McLeod Robina McLeod 2/12/1935
ROBINA MCLEOD LAID TO REST Sydney Mines, Feb 11 - The funeral of the late Miss Robina McLeod was held Wednesday morning from the home of her sister, Mrs Agnes Vickers, Main street, attended by relatives and friends. Interment was made at Man O'War Point cemetery, Boularderie. The late Miss McLeod for some years resided in the United States, returning here about twelve years ago and made her home with her sister. She was in her 70th year and was loved by all with whom she came in contact. The funeral service was held Tuesday evening by Rev Quincey A McDowell assisted by Rev C Windsor. Her favorite hymns were sung, He Lifted Me, solo by Mrs David Richards I'm A Child Of The King, and Safe In The Arms Of Jesus. Left to mourn are three sisters, Mrs Jessie McLean, New Campbellton; Mrs Hughina McDonald, Boularderie and Mrs Agnes Vickers, Sydney Mines. There were no flowers by request. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

McNeil James McNeil 2/12/1935
Inverness, Feb 10 - The death occurred recently in St Mary's hospital of James McNeil, aged seventy six following an illness of several weeks. The deceased was a true Christian gentleman in every sense of the word and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. In religion he was a devout adherent to the Catholic faith, and in his last illness he was fortified by the last rites of the church. He is survived by his widow, one son, William, of Mabou, and two daughters, Mrs Ronald C McDonald and Mrs James A McIsaac, both of Inverness. Interment was made at Brook Village. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Ross Mrs. Malcolm Ross 2/12/1935
Sydney Mines, Feb 11 - At Jubilee, Little Narrows, Thursday evening, Jan 17th, there passed away to her eternal reward, Mrs Malcolm Ross in her eighty fifth year. Mrs Ross was enjoying her usual good health and attending her household duties when she suddenly became quite ill and was sick only a few days and altho receiving the best medical attention and nursing she failed to respond. Mrs Ross was a life long resident of Jubilee and was well and favorably known, of a modest unassuming disposition, a good neighbour, kind and hospitable to all, stranger as well as acquaintances. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Mrs Kenneth MacLeod, Little Narrows who nursed her mother during her illness; Mrs Hugh McKinnon of Watertown, Mass.; Sarah of Boston; and Effie of the nursing staff of the Masonic hospital, Shrewsbury, Mass. The latter arrived home for the funeral. A son, Daniel with whom she resided and an adopted son, John Ellis of Ottawa Brook. The funeral service was held at the home Sunday afternoon and was conducted by her pastor, Rev A D MacKinnon, who gave an inspiring and impressive address in the Gaelic language. Mr McKinnon spoke comforting words to the bereaved family and friends. After the singing of the ever touching and impressive old Gaelic tunes selected by the Gaelic choir the large cortege wended its way to the cemetery at Little Narrows where interment was made in the family lot, as the last ray of the setting sun was sinking in the west. The pall bearers were: T J Ross, M F McLeod, Frank Ross, and D A McIver. To the bereaved husband and family the whole community extends its sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Sydney Post Record p 6 R. Fraser

Campbell Mrs Arthur Campbell 2/14/1935
Baddeck, Feb 11 - The death of Mrs Isabella, wife of Arthur Campbell, of South Gut, occurred after a long illness in her home on February first, at the age of seventy eight years. Besides her husband she is survived by one sister, Mrs Allen MacDonald, of North River. The funeral service held on Monday was conducted by her pastor, Rev Archibald Gibson. Interment was made at Englishtown. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacAulay John D MacAulay 2/14/1935
Baddeck, Feb 11 - There passed away after several months of illness, at the early age of fifty three years, John D MacAulay, in his home at Englishtown, Tuesday, February 5th. The deceased was a man of fine Christian character whose passing is sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives. His wife predeceased him last March. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father, five daughters and two sons. Len, Mrs A B MacQueen, of Muskegan, Mich., who spent the past two months at home; Mamie, Mrs Smith; Lillian, Mrs N K MacDonald, both of Detroit; Miss [Keet?], of the Telephone Exchange and Miss Isabel, Allister and Donald at home; one sister Mrs Murdock MacDonald, Glace Bay, and one brother, Dan MacAulay, Englishtown. After a brief service in the home, the remains were taken to the United Church which was filled to capacity with relatives and friends form far and near. The service was conducted by Rev A C Fraser of North River Bridge who paid high tribute to the fine character of the deceased. Favorite hymns were sung by the choir and the solo Meet Me There, was beautifully rendered by W Ross MacAulay. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful, bearing mute testimony of the high esteem in which the late Mr MacAulay was held. Among the many flowers were wreaths from members of the family unable to be present, as well as those present, also one from Capt and Mrs William Sellon, Detroit; Capt and Mrs Dan MacDonald, Sydney. Interment was made in Englishtown cemetery. Deepest sympathy is everywhere expressed for this doubly bereaved family. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacLeod Kate A. MacLeod 2/14/1935
Baddeck, Feb 11 - The remains of Mrs Kate A MacLeod whose death at the age of 85 years occurred in Arlington, Massachusetts recently arrived at Baddeck accompanied by her sister in law, Mrs John MacLeod and was taken to st Anns of which place she was a former resident. She is survived by four brothers and two sisters, some living in the United States and some at Whitney Pier. The funeral service was held in the home of Mr Hector Carmichael and was conducted by Rev A C Fraser of North River Bridge. Interment was made in Munroe's Point cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacRae Mrs. Philip MacRae 2/14/1935
Baddeck, Feb 11 - The death occurred in her home at Garry, Middle River, February fourth, of Mrs Philip MacRae after several months of illness at the age of seventy years. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick MacLennan, Gold Brook. Mrs MacRae was a woman of quiet disposition and will be greatly missed in the home and in the community in which she lived. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters and three sons. Annie, Mrs Charles MacKenzie, Nyanza; Rhoda, Mrs Norman MacRae, Middle River; Martha, Mrs Rod MacLeod, Upper Middle River; Miss Margaret at home; John D, of Upper Middle River; Dan and Philip at home. Also two sisters and one brother. Mrs Duncan MacLennan and Mrs A F MacKenzie, Middle River; Dan A MacLennan, Boston. The funeral which was very largely attended was held on Wednesday afternoon a brief service in the home. The remains were taken to Farquharson Memorial church where the service was conducted by Rev A D MacKinnon, of Whycocomagh and Little Narrows. Interment was in Middle River cemetery. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McCuish Philip McCuish 2/19/1935 2/18/1935 Tuesday, February 19, 1935...Sydney Post-Record Philip McCuish Philip McCuish, 74, died at his home at Enon, Loch Lomond, C.B., yesterday following a general illness. He was unmarried, lived in that district all his life and was well and favorably known. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon, burial to be made at Lake Lomond. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

Burke Mary Burke (Mrs.) 2/21/1935 2/20/1935 Thursday, February 21, 1935...Sydney Post-Record Miss Mary Burke After a lingering illness, the death occurred at the city annex last night of Miss Mary Burke, of Mainadieu, C.B. The remains were shipped to her house on the Sydney and Louisburg express this morning. Sydney Post-Record G. Newbury

Walker Donald Walker 2/21/1935
East Lake Ainslie, February 18 - The death of Donald Walker occurred at his home at West Lake Ainslie February 12, at the age of 79 years. The deceased was a well known and respected citizen of the West Lake Ainslie district, and his death is deeply regretted. He had been in failing health for over a year. Surviving are his widow, formerly a Miss MacFarlane of South West Margaree, and two sons, John Finlay, at home and Angus K in Ontario, and one daughter. A sister, Miss Euphemia Walker, also survives. The funeral services were held on Thursday morning from the Roman Catholic Church, West Lake Ainslie, with Rev. Fr. MacKinnon of Brook Village officiating. Cape Breton Post Page 14 Norma Day

Walker Mrs. Ernest Walker 2/23/1935
Cape Breton Post Published: Authorities Probe Death of Woman Autopsy Performed Last Night on Mrs. Ernest Walker, Found Dead At Her Home Yesterday - Believe Overdose of Medication May Have Caused Death Glace Bay, February 23 - The authorities are conducting an investigation into the death of the late Mrs. Ernest Walker, who was, it is said, found dead in her bed yesterday morning in her home in Dominion No. 6 by her husband. After making a preliminary investigation, the R.C.M.P. here got in touch with Coroner A B McGillivary who ordered an autopsy and inquest held. A jury was empaneled which met and elected Daniel Collins foreman. The jury viewed the remains at Campbell's morgue after which they adjourned to meet again Monday night. Tonight Dr. Bruce Archibald, town medical officer, assisted by Dr. John R MacNeil and Police Officer Brown, conducted an autopsy, and while the doctors declined to make any statement, it is believed that some of the organs were found to be in an abnormal state. The brain, liver, stomach, heart and one lung of the dead woman were removed and were taken in charge of the R.C.M.P. and this morning Constable McGough went to Sydney with them and sent them out on the morning express to Provincial Pathologist Dr. Smith, Halifax, for an investigation by him. Mrs. Walker was 62 years of age, and had been a resident of No. 6 for some years. Her husband survives here, there being no children. Mrs. Walker had been treated for some time back by her physician, Dr. MacKeigan of Dominion No. 6, and it is said that she had been taking medication apart from that prescribed by her physician, and it is possible that an overdose of some medication, accidently taken, may have resulted in her death. Cape Breton Post Norma Day

Cann Mary Cann 3/9/1935
Glace Bay, N.S., - March 9 - The death occurred at 5 o'clock this morning of Mrs Mary Cann, aged 72 years who passed away after an illness of six days at the home of her daughter and son in law Mr and Mrs Charles Sweet, New Aberdeen. She is survived by Mrs Sweet and Mrs Jack Man, New Waterford and two sons, Wm Cann, Sydney and James Cann, Glace Bay, also by three brothers Daniel and Joseph McGillivray, Gabarus and David McGillivray Fourchu. Funeral will be held Monday afternoon. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

MacKenzie Sarah MacKenzie 3/9/1935
The death occurred at the home of her daughter Mrs Daniel McCuaig, Rigby Road of Mrs Sarah MacKenzie age 90 years, widow of the late Roderick MacKenzie. Mrs MacKenzie was born at Boularderie, C.B. She leaves to mourn two sons and one daughter, Geo. W MacKenzie of Torrence, California, Howard P MacKenzie of Boston and Mrs Daniel McCuaig this city. Also two brothers survive, Neil and Dan Patterson of Boularderie. Funeral announcement will be given later. No flowers by request. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

McKinnon Jessie McKinnon 3/9/1935
The death occurred at her home at Big Beach, C.B., on March 4th, of Mrs Jessie McKinnon aged and esteemed resident of that district. The deceased was in her 88th year and had resided in Big Beach all her life and possessed of strong Christian character and unfailing kindness, her passing is deeply regretted by a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances. Her husband predeceased her many years ago, and surviving are two sons, John Alex and Dan F, both employed with the C.N.R., this city, two daughters, Mrs Harry C Mazanakis, of Boston, Mass. and Katie at home. Also two brothers, James and Stephen B McNeil, both living at Big Beach. After requiem mass was celebrated by Rev A R McDonald, P.P., Christmas Island, Wednesday, the remains were laid to rest in St Barras cemetery. Prayers at the graveside being conducted by Rev Fr McDonald, and the scores who joined in paying final tribute to the deceased tangibly indicated the high regard to which she was held by all who knew her. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Phalen James Phalen 3/9/1935
Glace Bay, N.S. March 9 - Found nearly a month ago in a semi conscious condition in the home where he lived alone on Whalen's Road, James Phalen, aged 72, passed away this forenoon in St Joseph's hospital, never recovering from the stroke he suffered. Deceased was the last member of a noted pioneer family of Glace Bay men, the brothers being Captain William, Captain Edward and Messrs John Patrick, Hugh and Andrew Phalen. Deceased had followed farming all his life, owning his own farm on Phalen's Road. The remains were taken to the home of Edward Whalen, Whalen's Road, the funeral to be held Monday morning. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Wilcox Williard Wilcox 3/9/1935
Glace Bay, March 9 - The death occurred last night in the General Hospital of Willard 21 year old son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Wilcox, death following an operation. Sydney Post Record p 3 R. Fraser

Fraser Christine Fraser 3/13/1935
The death occurred yesterday of Miss Christina Fraser, at the home of her brother, Mr Alex Fraser, Big Bras d'Or. The deceased was 86 years of age. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McGillivray Harry S. McGillivray 3/13/1935
Keen regret was expressed throughout Cape Breton this morning when the death of Harry S McGillivray, 37, one of the city's best known merchants, was reported. Ill for the past several months, medical treatment administered in Sydney and Halifax failed to afford him relief, and he passed peacefully away at his residence on Whitney Avenue early this morning. A son of Mr an Mrs Lewis McGillivray, the deceased was born at Gabarus, and for the past several years was engaged as proprietor of a bakery and later as manager of the Sydney Mineral Springs Company. In addition to his parents and widow, he is survived by five children, Stanford, Clarence, Donald, Joan and Ann, and two brothers, Watson and Lovell, both resident in the city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

McKenzie Mrs. Peter McKenzie 3/13/1935
Glace Bay, N.S. - March 13 - Mrs Peter McKenzie, aged 87, one of the pioneer settlers of Glace Bay and during her lifetime one of the most highly esteemed ladies of the town, passed away at her home on Union St. Her husband predeceased her 12 years ago and the surviving children are Albert in Ontario, Mrs James McWilliams, Medicine Hat, Alta., Mrs William Parsons, North Sydney, Mrs Edith McKinnon and Miss Amelia at home, Mrs William McLellan, McKenzie St., and Mrs John A McAskill, South St. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. DEATH REMOVES AGED RESIDENT Mrs Mary McKenzie, One Of Town's Pioneer Women, Passes On Glace Bay, March 13 - The death, occurring this morning at the family residence No. 77 Union Street, of Mrs Mary McKenzie, relict of the late Peter McKenzie, marked the severing of another link in the old and the present Glace Bay. Born at Sydney Mines, 87 years ago, a daughter of the late Jerimiah Toomey and his wife Amelia Cann, Mrs McKenzie, shortly after her marriage to Mr McKenzie, came with him to Glace Bay. Transportation facilities were not, sixty seven years ago, what they are now, and the young couple came from North Sydney to Glace Bay on board of a schooner, bringing with them their belongings and the material that was afterwards used in the erection of their future home on Union street. At that time what is now Union street was a virgin forest, with a narrow roadway running along what is now one of the town's principal streets. From this beginning in what was then but a small village, with a few scattered homes, Mrs McKenzie lived to see Glace Bay develop into the larges[sic] town in Canada, and to the last Mrs McKenzie retained her faculties to a wonderful degree and could discourse most interestingly on the early years she spent in Glace Bay, describing the hardships of the town and the various stages of development in which she and her late husband played a very important part. Mrs McKenzie possessed many virtues and a wonderful disposition and traits of character that endeared her to all, and among the older residents of the town particularly her death is heard with a great deal of regret. Her husband, one of the pioneer engineers of the coal industry here, passed away in 1923, and the surviving family are Albert, residing in Delora, Ontario; Mrs John A McAskill, South street; Mrs William McLellan, Amelia street; Mrs Edith McKinnon, Union street; Mrs William Parsons, North Sydney; Mrs James McWilliams, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Miss Amelia at home. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 14 March 1935 p 2] Sydney Post Record p 7 R. Fraser

MacDermid Bella MacDermid 3/14/1935