Rod McIssac

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Rod McIsaac
Born 1891
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 22–23)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Company Man
Religion Roman Catholic (family source)

Early Life


Born about 1891 in Nova Scotia


John C. McIsaac married Annie MacEachern at Stella Mines, Pictou, Nova Scotia 25 Jan 1872.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John Archie McIsaac (1884-)
  • Katie Sarah McIsaac (1886-)
  • Rod McIsaac (1888-1914)
  • James Angus (1895-)
  • Penny A. McIsaac (1891-) (Roman Catholic Nun)
  • Hugh Dougald McIsaac (1895-)
  • Annie Marion McIsaac (1899-) ("Annie the youngest died just lately over the age of 100")
  • Alexander McIsaac (1906-)
  • Willie McIsaac (1908-)


About 1909/1910 Rod married Julia B. Emery. She died 29 Mar 1910, River St., Inverness, Nova Scotia.


Son died, aged 2 hours, the day before his mother.

Census Records

1891 Margaree West, Inverness, Nova Scotia, age 1 (name Rory)
1901 Margaree Harbour, Inverness, age 12
1911 Inverness, age 21, mine (living with his parents and family)

Occupation in 1914

Company Man

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Rod is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster


Schedule E

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Rory McIsaac, Roderick McIsaac

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