Steve McKinnon

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Steve McKinnon
Born 1878
Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 1914 (aged 35–36)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Miner

Early Life


About 1877-1880 at Boisdale, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Michael McKinnon married Mary Ann McNeil 3 Nov 1872, Little Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • Hector McKinnon (1873-)
  • Salamonia 'Salome' McKinnon (1874-)
  • Mary McKinnon (1876-)
  • Stephen McKinnon (1878-)
  • John Angus McKinnon (1881-)
  • Sarah Mary 'Sadie' McKinnon (1883-)
  • Catherine Ellen McKinnon (1885-)


22 Nov 1904 at Glace Bay, Stephen McKinnon, age 25, bachelor, miner, married Mary Bell McNeil, age 18, both living at Glace Bay, Roman Catholic, Banns.



Census Records

1901 Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, age 23, occupation miner, born 29 Nov 1877
1911 Glace Bay, age 36, occupation miner, born Sep 1874

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Steve is buried in the Hillcrest cemetery but not in the Mass Grave.
Gravestone inscription: In Loving Memory of My Husband/ Stephen McKinnon/ 1879-1914

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

The McKinnon family from Glace Bay returned to Nova Scotia. From Burkley, Karen, "Danger, Death and Disaster In the Crowsnest Pass 1902-1928", 2004. Calgary, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2004.


Schedule A

Alternate Names or Alternate Spelling of Names

Stephen McKinnon, Stephen MacKinnon, Steve MacKinnon

Interesting Facts

Source: Vincent MacNeil

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