The below list of individuals who died in Cumberland County has been derived from published court decisions. As discussed elsewhere, the presentation of the facts is of less importance than the legal principles, so the information may be less detailed than a genealogist would desire. The age of the deceased and the name of his/her/its spouse is not often specified; sometimes even the place of residence is not part of the court decision.

Information about the manner or cause of death is sometimes included, especially where it was the result of negligence or criminal activity. Examples include industrial accidents and murder.

Except for recent decisons from about the late-1990s onwards, published law reports are not freely available online. To review the original decisions referenced below, it will be necessary to visit a law library where these publications are held.

Law Report Title Abbreviation Dates Published
Dominion Law Reports DLR 1912 - Present
Maritime Provinces Reports MPR 1929 - 1968
Nova Scotia Reports (First Series) NSR 1834 - 1929
Nova Scotia Reports (Second Series) NSR (2d) 1969 - 2016

Please note that I am NOT actively researching any of these families and so I am unable to do look-ups or provide any additional information on the persons listed here. There may be errors as this information is taken directly from the published sources.

This document is part of the Nova Scotia Genealogy Resources Page.

 

Name

Residence

Place of Death

Date of Death

Comments

Source

Beaton, Angus

Springhill

 

July 12, 1962

spouse: Dora  (Crowe)

3 N.S.R. (2d) 325

Black, Albert Church

Amherst

Amherst

July 15, 1977

 

34 N.S.R. (2d) 487

Bonnyman, J. Aubrey

Wallace

 

February 4, 1977

 

27 N.S.R. (2d) 329

Boss, Raymond

Springhill

 

August 1994

 

1999 NSCA 133

Campbell, _____ (Mrs)

East Wentworth

 

1928

spouse: Ruben

4 M.P.R. 502

Campbell, Ruben

East Wentworth

 

ca. 1922

 

4 M.P.R. 502

Casey, Douglas A.

Amherst

 

November 30, 1975

 

33 N.S.R. (2d) 607

Chapman, George Edward

 

West Amherst

October 15, 1973

s/o Arthur & Anne

21 N.S.R. (2d) 477

Chappell, Rex K.

 

 

December 11, 1989

His estate was probated in Cumberland County

116 N.S.R.(2d) 227

Clyke, George Alexander

 

East Southampton

March 4, 1956

 

12 D.L.R. (2d) 242

Demetre, _____

Springhill

 

February 1979

spouse: Tulla

36 N.S.R. (2d) 621

Dow, Gordon Leslie

 

Maccan

June 18, 1983

 

72 N.S.R. (2d) 297

Downey, David

 

Maccan

June 18, 1983

spouse: Ruth Ann

72 N.S.R. (2d) 297

Dunbar, Sybil R.

Port Howe

Amherst

June 26, 1982

ae. 78; nee Peppard

54 N.S.R. (2d) 688

Gay, Isabel

Brookdale

 

ca. February 1953

spouse: Alfred

4 D.L.R. (2d)146

Hayman, Dora

Springhill

 

May 20, 1970

m1: Angus Beaton; m2: Alvin Hayman

3 N.S.R. (2d)325

Herdman, W. W.

River Hebert

near Strathcona

February 10, 1917

He was a physician

52 N.S.R. 185

Jordan, Timothy Robert

 

Wentworth

September 29, 1991

ae. 21

n/a

King, Lewis A.

Oxford

Oxford

March 20, 1920

Wood-Patton Block fire

54 N.S.R. 329

Kinnear, John D.

Amherst

 

August 23, 1888

 

22 N.S.R. 423

Latta, David

 

Shulee

August 23, 1991

 

121 N.S.R. (2d) 28

Letcher, _____ (Mrs)

Springhill

 

1943

spouse: Richard

21 M.P.R. 270

Loasby, C. Frederick

Springhill

Springhill

January 3, 1893

 

27 N.S.R. 349

MacDonald, William Archie

Springhill

Amherst

May 19, 1969

 

3 N.S.R. (2d) 582

MacKay, Marie Ann

Amherst

 

June 1, 1991

spouse: Earl

110 N.S.R. (2d) 445

Mills, Daniel

Linden

 

ca. 1884

 

40 N.S.R. 4

Mills, Elizabeth

Amherst

 

March 12, 1901

spouse: William

53 N.S.R. 257

Mills, William Nelson

Amherst

Amherst

August 16, 1862

spouse: Elizabeth

53 N.S.R. 257

Mont, Janie

Southampton

 

ca. 1985

 

105 N.S.R. (2d) 444

Montrose, Clarence W.

Pugwash

Amherst

April 29, 1980

ae. 81; m2: Beatrice Louisa

39 N.S.R. (2d) 339

Moodie, Sarah J.

Wallace Ridge

Wallace Ridge

October 30, 1954

ae. 87

12 D.L.R. (2d) 306

Pugsley, _____

West Brook

West Brook

November 2, 1982

 

55 N.S.R. (2d) 163

Quinlan, Mary Ann

Springhill

 

September 21, 1945

 

21 M.P.R. 270; 1 D.L.R. (2d) 646

Ramsay, Marion Araminta

Amherst

Halifax

October 27, 2002

ae. 81

2004 NSSC 140

Reid, Tom

Oxford

near Oxford

August 22, 2013

 

2014 NSSC 90

Ripley, Thomas

Nappan

 

1886

 

34 N.S.R. 352

Roach, John

Nappan

 

1862

 

34 N.S.R. 352

Ross, Colin

Springhill

 

May 1997

 

1999 NSCA 133

Stewart, George

Shipyard Island

 

February 1881

 

19 N.S.R. 157

Vance, Alexander "Sandy"

 

Springhill

ca. 1932

 

5 M.P.R. 515


Last Modified: February 11, 2018