Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax Explosion: A List of those that Died

Fatality no.: 1627

Name of DeceasedKirby, Samuel Mitchell
Date of Death6 December 1917
GenderMale
Age50
Address7 Sullivan Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
OccupationWatchman, Acadia Sugar Refinery
ReligionKaye Street - Methodist
BuriedSt. John's Cemetery, Halifax
FamilyWife Annie née Mills, 47; children Pearl, 19; Frederick "Fred" Bordon, 17, on active service; Clifford, 15; Eva, 13; Marjorie Louise, 10
RelativesParents Joseph Kirby, 78 and Mary Ann Kirby née Mills, 77 survived the disaster with their daughter Mary Kirby, 45 and grandson Harold Kirby, 18, on active service
ObituaryHalifax Herald - 7 February 1918 p. 9; Halifax Herald - 7 December 1918 p. 14
NoteMr. & Mrs. Kirby emigrated from Burin, Newfoundland to Halifax in 1897
Sources- City Directory 1918
- GANS list
- HRC: Claims 1822
- City Directory 1917
- HRC: Claims 396 HRC: Article 3
- Newspaper: Chronicle: Jul31/18p7

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Samuel Mitchell Kirby was registered in the Halifax Explosion Death Registration Book 1917
no. 1363 on page 227 below:

Rememberance Book Page 00227