Pius McNeil

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Pius McNeil
Born 1885
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 28–29)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner
Religion Roman Catholic

Early Life


3 Nov 1885, Piper's Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (from 1901 Census)


John R. MacNeil married Elizabeth 'Bessie' MacKenzie 4 Feb 1873, Christmas Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Pius is the son of John, son of Rory, son of Hector, son of John, son of Rory the Piper MacNeil. Rory was the Piper of the Laird of Barra.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Donald 'Dan J.R.', 'Red Dan' McNeil (1874-)
  • Roderick 'Rory J.' MacNeil (1875-)
  • Hector McNeil (1877-)
  • Margaret Maria 'Maggie' 'Marg' McNeil (1878-)
  • Michael 'J.R.' McNeil (1879-)
  • Catherine Ann 'Katie A.', 'Kitty' McNeil (1881-)
  • Hyacinth McNeil (1883-)
  • Pius McNeil (1885-)
  • Murdock John McNeil (1888-)
  • Mary Ann McNeil (1888-)
  • Ann 'Mary Matilda', Matilda', 'Martha' McNeil (1890-)
  • Mary Sarah 'Sadie' McNeil (1893-)
  • Joseph McNeil (1894-)
  • Angus R. McNeil (1896-)



Census Records

1891 Grand Narrows, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, age 6
1901 Grand Narrows, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, age 16, born 3 Feb 1885

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Pius is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E


K. McNeil, King Edward St., Glace Bay, NS

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Pius MacNeil

Interesting Facts

Source: Vincent McNeil, Pius Campbell

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