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Posted by: Carl_Demings Posted on: 11. Oct 2008 at 01:37
Hello! Buppie .....
I have a note in my Hunter file which says for John Mickie Hunter, "Resided at Linden and later moved to Springhill, N.S.
Listed as Stipendiary Magistrate in the Amherst Daily News at the time of his son Seldon's wedding on Nov. 27, 1902.

Brown's Funeral Home in Springhill has maps of Hillside Cemetery and should be able to show you the location of John M. and Rebecca's gravestone. Their e-mail is <>
Good luck
Posted by: Buppie Posted on: 10. Oct 2008 at 19:21
So by the sound of things he is buried at Hillside cemetery.  Thanks for checking the Moss Diaries for me.  I will have to check if there is a map of the cemetery - someone must know where everyone's plot is.  Yes, NS Historical Vital Stats had indicated on his death certificate that he is buried at Springhill but I just couldn't find the location and wanted to see the actual headstone.  I also don't know the Springhill area so am assuming Hillside would be the most likely location.  Thanks, annapolis, for the information, it is much appreciated.
Posted by: annapolis Posted on: 10. Oct 2008 at 10:45
Hello again
I checked the Moss Diaries and it has him buried in Springhill.

Have you checked the NS Historical Vital Statistics site at

You can access birth, marriage, and death at this site and can probably find other family members and info. John's death certificate is on line and so is Rebecca's.

good luck
Posted by: Buppie Posted on: 09. Oct 2008 at 19:28
Thank you so much for providing that information, Carl, I appreciate it so much; however, being new at this, I goofed and did not provide John Mickie's birth and death dates (1837-1927) which are pretty significant as I did not realize that he had a grandson with the same name!  The obit you provided is for one of Seldon's sons and Seldon was one of John Mickie's sons.  Seldon's brother, John Kempton is my branch of the family and I didn't realize that there were two John Mickie Hunters.  I apologize for not being more thorough in my original request and hope it didn't waste too much of your time.  The John Mickie that I was wondering about was married to Rebecca Eaton (their widowed parents - Hance B. and Alice - married each other creating a blended family with  a whole lot of children.  John Mickie and Rebecca married two years after their parents joined forces.  Sounds kind of like a soap opera!  Anyway, thanks again for your information.

Also, to annapolis, thank you for the tip about the Wallace Museum - I will follow that up!
Posted by: annapolis Posted on: 09. Oct 2008 at 12:01
You could try getting the information on the cemetery at the Wallace and Area Museum
13440 Route 6
P. O. Box 179
Wallace B0K 1Y0
phone and fax 902-257-2191

good luck
Posted by: Carl_Demings Posted on: 09. Oct 2008 at 00:20
Hello Buppie .....

I was not able to confirm that John Mickie Hunter was buried in Hillside Cemetery by visiting, but here is his obituary which says he was buried there.
HUNTER, John Mickey - 91, Purdy Street, Springhill, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2002, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan, Cumberland Co. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Seldon and Venetta (Purdy) Hunter. He was an adherent of the Springhill United Baptist Church, Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge No. 5, past grand chancellor of the Maritime Domain, Past Supreme Representative to Supreme Lodge, member of the Pythian Sisters and of the Board of Trade. He was the third generation to run the family grocery business and he did so for 38 years. In his younger years he was team manager of the Springhill Fencebusters for several seasons. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the cottage and his family. He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Grant; son, Claude (Joan) Hunter, Springhill; daughters, Claire (Leo)
Long, Springhill; Anne (Ray) Canning, Dartmouth; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Harris; sister, Frances. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. No visitation by request. A Knights of Pythias service will take place 1:15 p.m. with the memorial funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Rev. Perry Hanley officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Hospital, Springhill, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Springhill United Baptist Church or a church or charity of your choice.

Posted by: Buppie Posted on: 08. Oct 2008 at 11:28
I am doing family research and visited the Hillside Cemetery last weekend to locate a number of relatives.  I could not find John Mickie Hunter and was wondering if anyone can confirm that he was buried at Hillside?  I found his father's stone in Linden.  I am also looking for a cemetery referred by a great uncle as the old methodist cemetery - it is in Wallace or Wallace Bay.  I visited the one on the main road called Wallace Bay  where the church used to stand but this is not the one that I wanted.  I am looking for the one that would have Westchester Loyalists Akerley and Peers.  Any help that anyone could be would be so much appreciated - I am not from the area so can only make the trip during good travelling.  Thanks.