Hiram MacDonald

Today I added one headstone photograph to the page of St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Shiers Road, Harrigan Cove, Halifax County, NS.

Hiram

MacDonald

Died July 27, 1923

Age 72 years

I could not find Hiram MacDonald’s death record on the Nova Scotia Genealogy website after searching with various spellings and years. Either he died out of the province or his record was indexed incorrectly. According to his headstone, he would have been born about 1851.

According to the 1901 Census, he was born September 26, 1857. However, according to the 1911 Census, he was 59 years old, indicating he was born in 1853 if his birthday was in September.

In 1901, he lived with his father, Archibald McDonald, born November 18, 1817. In my records, I have an Archibald born around the same time who married Mary Ann Englehutt. Searching further, I found the family in the 1891 Census. Hiram was 38 years old (born c1852 if born in September) and lived with his mother, Mary Ann, age 86 (born c1805), and father, Archibald, age 76 (born c1815).

Given that Hiram lived his life in Harrigan Cove, it is highly likely his death record has been indexed incorrectly. There shows no history he left the province, so he probably died here. The census records show no sign of marriage, so he was probably single his entire life.

In the 1911 Census, he was single and living with his nephew, Hiram Jackson, age 23, and niece, Lizzie Jackson, age 29.

Alphabetical Birth Records Search

Searching for surnames starting with the letter B

Balcom, Margaret Eveleigh: Born October 20, 1864 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Ann O’Leary and Samuel Balcom.

Balcom, Margaret Eveleigh: Born October 25, 1873 at Salmon River, Halifax County, NS, the daughter of Catherine O’Leary and Edmund Balcom.

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