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The following entires were extracted from the surviving issues of the Springhill News and Advertiser and the Springhill Record (after 1914). The headings are largely self-explanatory. DOP indicates the date of the newspaper issue. The Comments field indicates place of death (if not Springhill) or the deceased's parents or spouse.

Other items relating to deaths and obituaries in Springhill will be included here as well. Check the bottom of the file for new additions.

This file is part of the Cumberland County GenWeb page.

 Name                       DOD             Age   DOP   Comments
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 Baxter, George                                 9/26/14 Port Phillip
 Blakely, (Mrs)             3/1/1898         84 3/2/98  Leamington
 Boggs, R. B.               6/10/1897        80 6/15/97
 Boran, James J.            5/12/1897        37
 Boss, Mary                 9/11/1897        76 9/16/97 Mrs. Nathan
 Boss, W. H.                1/2/1898         17 1/5/98  s/o Rushton
 Bragg, (Mrs.) Charles                          4/30/96 Funeral notice
 Brown, Elizabeth           12/30/1897       81 12/31/97 Mrs. John
 Brown, William             7/26/1896 26y 6mos
 Burke, Agnes               4/4/1898         38 4/6/98  Mrs. John
 Burke, Joseph              7/21/1897 1y 6m 18d 7/27/97
 Burton, Florence           5/13/1897        19
 Campbell, Dolena           4/11/1896        18 4/16/96
 Campbell, (Mrs) Ann        11/14/1914       74 11/21/14
 Canfield, Peter                      13y 11mos 12/23/14
 Canning, John              8/27/1927        67 9/3/27  Parrsborro
 Carmichael, Rachel         5/4/1896         53
 Carter, Charles            2/24/1915        30 3/6/15  Pugwash
 Casey, Peter                         16y 9 mos 12/23/14
 Cashill, (Mrs)             3/20/1898        76 3/23/98
 Chisholm, Peter W.         2/17/1898 10y 10mos 2/19/98
 Colwell, Mary              2/22/1896        40 2/27/96
 Connerton, Saran           5/9/1896         63
 Corbett, George F.         6/4/1914         87         Obit
 Cotton, J. F.              7/31/1896                   Collingwood Corner
 Cove, (Mrs) James          6/10/1897           6/18/97 Truro
 Crowe, Sarah M.            5/11/1896        23
 Daniels, James             4/2/1898         44 4/6/98
 Davis, Arthur S.           1/2/1896      1y 2m 1/12/96
 Davis, William H.          8/15/1896 11 weeks
 Davison, Mary              7/28/1896        81
 Dawe, Libby A.             6/22/1896        25
 DeWolfe, Jane (Page)       9/30/1914        87 10/17/14 Port Greville, Obit
 Duff, (Mrs) Nathan                             11/21/14 Advocate
 Dykens, Willard Marshall   2/15/1916        25 2/19/16 Amherst
 Farrell, (Mrs) John        3/10/1896        44 3/19/96
 Faulkner, (Mrs) Elizabeth  3/22/1927        92 4/2/27
 Faye, Margaret             1/26/1929           1/29/29 Amherst
 Fraser, William K.         8/5/1898            8/10/98
 Gabriel, Herbert K.        2/17/1896    3m 6d  2/27/96
 Gabriel, Watie A.          4/10/1896    1y 8m. 4/16/96
 Gallant, Lawrence          2/24/1896        23 2/27/96 lived PEI, Obit
 Gilmour, W. F.             12/13/1897       45 12/15/97
 Gullins, Phillip           5/1/1898         21 5/4/98
 Hansen, William H.         8/11/1898 18 mos.   8/17/98
 Haroun, John               1/8/1923            1/8/27  Memorial
 Hatfield, Daryl S.         3/28/1924           3/28/25 Memorial
 Hattie, Alexander          2/11/1915        65 3/6/15  River Herbert
 Hawker, Annie E. (Barry)   3/25/1896        36 3/26/98 Mrs. Henry
 Henderson, Murdoch         12/30/1897         12/31/97
 Holmes, Bertha A. (Cameron)4/2/1915            4/17/15 Parrsborro
 Howard, T. H.              12/21/1897       59 12/22/97
 Hudson, Geardena A.        7/23/1897           7/27/97 d/o Robert
 Huestis, (Mrs) W. B.       8/5/1896            8/6/96  Amherst
 Hunter, Edward             2/24/1898        85 2/26/98 Leamington; Obit
 Hunter, John               1/5/1927         90 1/8/27
 James, William             10/26/1896       82 10/29/96 Obit
 Keith, _____               2/15/1898         6 2/19/98 Oxford; d/o Herbet
 Lair, Victoria             8/13/1898 3mos 21d  8/17/98
 Legere, Clarence M.        2/4/1896  17 days   2/27/96
 Lewis, (Mrs.)              10/2/1896           10/8/96
 Logan, James Archibald     1/9/1896         73 1/12/96 Amherst; Obit
 Lorrimer, Irwin C.         8/22/1898 1 month   8/25/98
 Lusby, (Mrs) Walter        3/18/1925           3/28/25
 MacDonald, (Mrs) John F.   10/5/1896           10/8/96
 Main, Rube E.              4/17/1898 1y 7mos   4/23/98 d/o Adam
 Matheson, Hugh C.          8/20/1898 5 mos.    8/25/98 s/o William
 Matheson, John H.          2/19/1896 7y 5 mos. 2/20/96 s/o William
 McAulay, Archibald         2/17/1898        78 2/19/98
 McDonald, Catherine        5/20/1897 3y 6 mos          d/o Edith & Simon
 McKenzie, (Mrs) Edward                         1/2/15  Funeral notice
 McKinnon, John Ray         12/30/1926   5 mos. 1/1/27
 McLean, John               4/19/1898           4/23/98 Westchester, Obit
 McLellan, Alexander        4/2/1915            4/17/15 South Wallace
 McNeil, James V.           7/27/1896     4 mos
 McSween, Daniel            11/15/1897       18 11/20/97 Obit
 Merritt, William           "recently"          12/31/97
 Mills, Nettie              5/25/1896        26         Acadia Mines; Mrs.
 Mitchell, Johnnie                              8/27/96 Parrsborro
 Mitchell, (Mrs) Robert     3/5/1915         81 3/6/15  Obit
 Murray, Arthur             4/21/1898           4 4/23/98 s/o R. B.
 Naylor, (Mrs) Joseph       11/14/1897          11/20/97 Westchester
 Peers, Frank L.            5/18/1897        56
 Pettis, Norman             8/19/1927           9/3/27  Parrsborro
 Pippy, (Mrs) Jane          4/11/1928        92 4/11/28
 Porter, George                              80 4/30/96 Obit
 Proctor, Ethel G.          5/16/1897        22
 Purdy, Margaret (Peers)    3/31/1927           4/2/27
 Randall, (Mrs) Mary        8/23/1927        90 9/3/27  Parrsborro
 Rea, Henry                 8/16/1896        22
 Read, (Dr.) H. H.          4/6/1915         75 4/17/15 Halifax
 Read, (Mrs) Jessie         7/18/1914                   Obit: 8/8/14
 Recter, Ruben              3/17/1898        98 3/23/98 South Brook
 Redpath, (Mrs)             3/21/1898        86 3/23/98
 Robertson, (Mrs) May       11/11/1914       52 11/21/14
 Robins, Alexander          1/8/1896         68 1/12/96
 Ross, (Mrs) John           1/3/1898         95 1/8/98  Thompson Stn.
 Rushton, Walter            8/29/1917           8/29/17
 Smith, John W.                              66 4/9/98
 Smith, Joshua              1/25/1898           1/29/98 Upper Nappan
 Smith, Viva                3/29/1898 6 mos.    4/2/98
 Spence, Anna Almina        3/17/1898        52 3/23/98
 Spence, Frank                               15 6/18/96
 Tabor, (Mrs) Martha        4/28/1928        88 4/5/28
 Tarris, Walter R.          8/23/1898 2 weeks   8/25/98
 Totten, Mrs.               3/15/1896        19 3/19/96
 Thompson, Joseph           2/17/1896        36 2/27/96
 Urquhart, Marion Isabella  9/11/1897 1y 8mos   9/16/97 d/o James & Mary
 VanBuskirk, (Mrs) Nancy                     84 5/18/18
 Wearherdly, Alex E.        8/23/1898 10 mos    8/25/98
 Webster, Ada V.            2/23/1896 11 mos.   2/27/96
 Whalen, Eli                4/6/1896  4 weeks   4/16/96
 Whittle, Alfred                                8/13/98 Union B.C.
 Young, Simeon S.           2/20/1896 5 mos.    2/27/96

Obituary: Neil McNeil

Springhill Record Jan. 16/41 p.2



-- d. Jan. 3 at All Saints Hospital, Springhill after an illness of one week
-- bur. Jan. 5 "at the new Catholic Cemetery on North St."
-- b. Glace Bay, 1873, and came to Springhill as a young man
-- m. Miss Mary McLean of Stellerton in Jan. 1894
-- he was educated at Lourdes, N.S.; he was a member of St. John's RC church
-- Mr. McNeil worked under successive companies as a miner
survived by:
-- his wife
-- son Hector McNeil, of the Hfx. Shipyards
-- adopted son Eddie McNeil, Toronto
-- dau. Agnes = ---- McClure, Newton, Mass.
-- dau. Margaret = Kenneth Hiltz, Newton, Mass.
-- dau. Bonnie = Elroy Tabor, Halifax
-- dau. Hazel = Lorne Ford, Springhill(? -- obit was not clear)
-- dau. Betty = ---- Cameron, "at home"
-- sis. Mrs. Thomas Noiles, Springhill
-- bro. Morris McNeil of New Aberdeen, C.B.
-- 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild
The pall-bearers included his nephews:
Lt. James Noiles
Sgt. Arthur Noiles
William Noiles
Neil Noiles
also George Reid, Kenneth Ross