Nicholas Megeney

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Nicholas Megeney or Megency
Born 1866
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 47–48)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


Aug 1866 (from 1911 census), Southampton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia


Father James, mother {Euphemia?], James's occupation Sheriff

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Nicholas Megeney
  • Luke Megeney
  • --


Nicholas McGeney, 23, bachelor, miner, residence Springhill, Cape Breton, married Elizabeth Totten, 21, spinster.


  • Hazel Megeney (1894-)
  • Margaret Megeney (1901-) (twin)
  • Beatrice Megeney (1901-) (twin)
  • James Megeney (1908-)

Census Records

1911 Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Chapel Street, age 44, occupation miner, born Aug 1866 (spelled Niklis McGinney)

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Nicholas is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery, but not in the Mass Grave.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

In 1916 Elizabeth and 3 children were still living in Hillcrest.
In 1921 Elizabeth is back living at Chapel Street in Springhill.
Elizabeth died 6 May 1957, at Springhill at the age of 87 years.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Nicholas Magency, Niklis McGinney, Magheny

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