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Donkin Nova Scotia Canada, One Place Study

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Donkin is a Canadian rural village with a population of 573 as of 2015 The community of Donkin was once known only as Dominion No. 6, after the Dominion Coal Company colliery that operated from 1904 to 1934. In an effort to correct errors in postal delivery (another community named Dominion is located nearby), the community was given its own name. In 1940, at a community meeting, the village was named Donkin, in honour of Hiram Donkin, who was the second general manager of the Dominion Coal Company and later became the Deputy Minister of Mines for Nova Scotia.

History At the turn of the twentieth century, most families were settled in Schooner Pond. When the Dominion No. 6 colliery opened in 1904, people from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds came from all over the globe in search of work.

The area saw active development with the construction of numerous mining buildings, homes and businesses. Businesses included a barbershop, post office, shoemaker, blacksmith, dry goods store, hardware store, a credit union and a farming goods store. Later, there was also a pool hall, taxi and movie theatre. The S&L Railway provided daily transportation through 5 miles of the community.

Coal mining Historically a coal mining area, Donkin has a colliery developed by the Cape Breton Development Corporation (DEVCO). One of the first mining operations in the area was in Schooner Pond in 1863, when the Acadia Mines opened and began production from the Emery coal seam. The coal was exported by ship until trains began to take coal to the docks at Sydney in 1874. In 1863, the Clyde Mine opened in the area now known as Port Caledonia. All mining operations in the area ceased after the miners' strike of 1925.

After the mines closed, workers traveled to the Phalen and Lingan mines to continue working.

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Starting Point for Study

We will be starting with the most recent census info available (1921) and Building Backwards and forwards from there.


State of Population According to 1921 Census

1921 Census Info [2]

I have included images of all the Individual Pages of the Census as images attached to this page, as well There is a copy of the Transcription and Summmary spreadsheet that can be found by clicking here

Population 819
Number of Houses 127
Number Families 136
 
Average Age 21.51
Youngest Less than 1 Month
Oldest 82 years

 

Place of Birth Number
Nova Scotia 588
Newfoundland 68
England 48
Italy 48
Scotland 27
British West Indies 17
USA 6
Wisconsin 5
Prince Edward Island 3
France 2
Ireland 2
New Brunswick 2
Norway 1
Russia 1
South America 1
 
Father's Place of Birth Number
Nova Scotia 364
Newfoundland 142
England 84
Scotland 75
Italy 71
British West Indies 25
Ireland 19
New Brunswick 11
USA 7
Prince Edward Island 7
Wisconsin 5
France 2
South America 2
Canada 2
Norway 1
Russia 1
Labrador 1
    
Mother's Place of Birth Number
Nova Scotia 414
Newfoundland 145
Scotland 70
Italy 68
England 67
British West Indies 23
Prince Edward Island 11
Ireland 8
Wisconsin 5
France 4
New Brunswick 2
Norway 1
Russia 1

 

Citizens of Donkin

Names in black were on 1921 census - Names in Red after 1921 Census -  Names in Blue before 1921 Census

  Surname Given Names and YOB
A
Alleyne Evans 1894
Amadio Joseph 1897
Anderson Andrew 1922 Annie 1913 Arthur 1885 Arthur 1929 Edith 1920 Elizabeth 1912 Elizabeth 1892 James1910 Jean  1934 Martha 1931 Mary 1926 Phyllis 1932        Robert 1915 Roderick 1917
Andrews David 1892 Ellan 1908 George 1865 Georgina 1904
Anthony Francis 1904 Marion 1869 Robert 1874
Antonello Abe 1918 Amelio 1916 Eva 1920 Lenda 1915 Luigi 1884 Roma 1890 Yvonne 1903
Atkinson Doris 1907 Janie 1918 Janie 1875 Robert 1903 Robert 1872 Thomas 1914 William 1908  
Augustine Angelo 1896
B
Bailey Annie 1887 Ezra 1886 Samuel 1914 Sarah 1909
Barikello Danta 1895
Barro Ciarillo 1914 Cisira 1910 Dena 1901 Edith 1912 Lela 1916 Maris 1909 Regina 1879
Barthwaite Cyril 1892 Evelyn 1919 Kenneth 1918 Marion 1894 Melina I 1921 Stephen V 1917
Baw Santo 1896
Baxter Elizabeth 1852 Henry 1915 John 1917 John 1876 Robert 1914
Bend Kitursh 1893 William 1884
Bisson Catherine 1911 Florance 1917 John 1881 John E 1913 Mara E 1909 Margaret C 1908 Peter 1915 Sarah 1887 Wilfred 1919
Bordon Agnes 1914 Annie 1857 James 1845 Mary 1889 Micheal 1916 Micheal 1879 Norman 1896 Patrick 1918
Borduas Agatha 1919 Anastasia 1910 Anastasia 1886 Augustine 1908 Bernard 1917 Dennis 1918 James 1911 James 1881 Mary 1914 Monica 1920 Robert 1915 Thomas 1913
Bortolotto Aline 1901 Grimni 1898 Rosena 1921 Yolanda 1920
Boutilier Catherine 1897 P Charles 1893 William 1919
Brann Edna 1907 John 1876 William 1904 William 1899
Briggs Ada 1915 Alice 1911 Arthur 1906 Doris 1909 George 1913 Louis 1917 Sarah 1880 Thomas 1903 William 1873
Brown Annabel 1908 Edna 1920 Edward 1897 Marjorie 1899 Mary 1917
Brum Mary 1842
Buchanan Alexander 1920 Annabell 1855 Ellen 1890 John J 1914 Kenneth W 1916 Mary E 1913 William 1888
Budden Frank 1904
Budge Rachel 1902
Burgart Lement 1895
Burke Elinor 1898
Bursey Elizabeth 1903
C
Caines Evelyn 1914 Florance 1905 Gertrude 1909 John 1900 Jonathan 1877 Martha 1875 Mildred 1907 William 1903
Campbell Cecelia 1903 Charles 1908 Effie 1884 Garfield 1906 Joseph 1904 Neil 1867 Agnes 1917 John A 1911 Joseph 1873 Mary 1876 Mary A 1914 Sarah 1910
Caron Geholomo 1887
Carter Annie 1903 Elizebth 1907 Emma 1905 Henry 1896 Margaret 1909 Margaret 1871 Wilfred 1897 William 1912 William 1861
Centa Bortdo 1893 Luigi 1903
Chew James 1896 Johnstone 1902 Jone W 1866 Thomas 1871 William W 1906
Clark Andrew 1884 Cecil 1918 Harvey 1910 Lily 1915 Mary 1913 Maud 1885 Norman 1916 Robert 1906 William 1907
Clarke Charlotte L 1894 Thomas 1894
Colton John 1877 John 1909 Joseph 1910 Matilde 1913 Minnie 1905 Nellie 1877 Samuel 1917 Susie 1907
Comer Ellan 1901 John 1895 Margaret 1921
Corbin Archibald 1896 Margaret 1898 Thomas 1920
D
Davidson Jennie 1908 Mary 1871 Robert 1907
De Lagger Pietro 1896
Deon Thomas 1892
Doyle Francis 1912 Howard 1884 John 1919 Lena 1890 Mary 1916 Vincent 1910
Duca Antonio 1879 Aureyline 1917 Elisa 1919 Mirin M 1892 Rurato 1915
E
Elliotte Catherine E 1918
Elloctt Elmer 1916
F
Feor Batuto 1885 Luizi 1887
Ferguson Donald 1913 Elizebeth 1884 George 1915 John 1907 John 1858 Robert 1911 Sarah 1910 Seatic 1900 Viola 1917
Fierro Alani 1921 Bertha 1903 Luise 1890
Forliscoi Colombina 1896
Frasson Raimondo 1887
Furino Antonette 1917 Eale 1915 Mario 1885 Mary 1887 Vanda 1914
G
Gasparini Peatro 1872
Gieton Simon M 1894
Giovannetti Lambert 1896 Stella 1901
Grace Christopher 1892
Green Edward 1915 Elizabeth 1905 Elizabeth 1886 James 1917 Jefferson 1916 Jefferson 1861 Jerry 1881 John 1891 Margaret 1875 Margaret 1906 Margaret 1839 Margaret 1919 Martha 1913 Mary 1871 Mary 1917 Mildred 1901 Robert 1871 Robert 1910 William 1914
Greenidge James 1874
Griffin Carolina 1907 Dora 1882 George 1914 Joseph 1917 Kati 1913 Maggie 1903 Micheal 1910 Patrick 1921 Timothy 1882 Timothy 1920 Vincent 1916 Violet 1909
H
Hadcock Elizabeth 1918 James 1901 Lily F 1899 Lionel 1920
Hardy Elizabeth 1877 Phyllis 1915 William 1905 William 1877
Harris Alfred 1888
Hatfield Arthur 1890 Sarah F 1897
Haymond Abraham 1893
Headley Annie 1899 Eveline 1920 George 1894 Wilbert 1920
Hitchen Ada 1866 Benjamin 1919 Charles 1864 Gladys 1917 Isabel 1897 John 1891
Honeywell Henry 1903
Howie Edith 1902 Fredrick 1920 Fredrick 1898
Hunter Mary 1899
Hussey Agnes 1920 Alexander 1908 Earl 1918 Essie 1912 Harvey 1916 Hasel 1914 Sarah 1882 William 1882 William 1905
I Ingeone Sylveo 1886
J Jewels Alice 1886 Dortha 1918 Edinth 1920 Edward 1916 Ernest 1912 Esthel 1909 Matthew 1879 Mildred 1906 Robert 1914
K
Kahlon Ella 1897
Karpman Fredrick 1877
Kelloway Agnes 1911 David 1909 John 1906 Jonathan 1883 Margaret 1890 Robert 1912 William 1916 Wilson 1920
Kennedy Abagail 1873 Ameline 1881 Carie 1913 Edward 1910 Ewen 1911 Herbert 1910 James 1902 Jessie 1906 John 1906 John 1873 John 1920 John 1910 Richard 1896 Robert 1867 Stanley 1908 Violet 1916 William 1908
King Arthur 1897
L
Ley Harold 1896
Licorish Sanfield 1901
M
MacDonald Archibald 1917 John 1881 John 1856 Margaret 1851
MacInnis Agnes 1919 Allan 1885 Annie 1917 Daniel 1915 Gertrude 1897 Joseph 1916 Josephine 1920
MacIntyre Annie 1910 Annie 1876 Fraser 1916 Gordon 1908 John 1906 Margaret 1903 Mary 1905 Robert 1914 William 1873
MacKay Alexander 1914 Elizabeth 1911 Florence 1920 Howie 1917 Ira 1881 Kate 1890 Melbourn 1912
MacKeen Archibald 1889 Christina 1865 Daniel 1896 Donald 1843 John 1901 Josie 1898 Philip 1891
MacLeod Angus J 1884 Anna 1911 Charles 1893 Christina 1918 Donald 1914 Elisebeth 1888 Elsie 1899 John 1920 John A 1919 Lanchlin 1883 Mable 1898 Melvin 1916 Robert 1913
MacMallen John 1904 John 1873 Mary 1906 Mary 1873
MacPharn James 1919 Jane 1891
Madden William 1899
Manuel Allan 1898 Stanley 1901
Marte Marice L 1919 Olive 1890 Preston 1889 Reuben 1920 Henry 1866
Maskell Andrew 1891
Mather Andrew 1917 Mary 1892
Matheson Angus 1878 Charles 1883 Daniel 1882 Ellan 1920 Ellan 1848 Michel 1919 Robert 1878 Sarah 1893
Mayes Charles 1884
McAree Alexander 1889 Hugh 1920 Jessie 1865 Margaret 1894 William 1901
McAskill Flora 1909 Frank 1906 Katie 1880 Malcolm 1877
McAuley Jane 1902 Thomas 1895
McCann Arthur 1915 Bridget 1887 Daniel 1920 Daniel 1886 Mary 1909 Peter 1913 William 1911
McDonald Alexander 1906 Annie 1865 Archibald 1898 Catherine 1876 David 1896 Elizabeth 1899 Eunice 1903 Florance 1915 Francois 1913 Hector 1883 Herman 1896 James 1869 John 1855 Mary 1839 Rodrick 1896 Sarah 1900 Susan 1883 Winona 1908
McDougall Catherine 1909 Duncan 1920 Isabel 1914 John 1904 John 1883 Kenneth 1915 Minnie 1879 Robert 1912 Ronnie 1905
McEachern George 1900 Micheal 1899
McIsaac Christie 1860 Gussie 1893 John 1891 Katie 1898 Mary 1900 Norman 1901 Rodrick 1896
McKeigan Annie 1907 Donald 1896 Jessie 1858 John 1903 John A 1901 Peter 1895 Sarah 1905
McKinna Alexander 1913 Christina 1909 Clarence 1920 Effie M 1914 Elizabeth 1918 John A 1916 Katie 1910 Laughlin 1881 Margaret 1889
McKinzie Agnes 1867 Annie 1895 Daniel 1863 Irene 1906 Katie 1898
McLaughlin Elizabeth 1907 Esther 1905 Gracie 1919 Isabella 1885 James 1909 Margaret 1917 Patrick 1878 Patrick 1913
McLeod Annie 1918 Christine 1901 David 1917 Elizabeth 1919 Isabel 1920 Jean 1895 John 1887
McLeon Archobald 1883 Lucy 1871
McLoon Annie 1874 Archibald 1868 Arthur 1902 Donald 1909 Edith 1916 Mary 1906 Ronald 1911
McManus Gracie 1891 Hugh 1920 Michael 1889 Peter 1905
McMellon Carrie 1897 Daniel A 1894 Thomas 1917
McMullin Alexander 1886 Christiana 1907 Daniel J 1910 Flora 1905 Mary 1877 Mary J 1915 Neil 1898 Patrick 1899
McNeil Malcolm 1885 Ruben 1884
McQueen Annie 1918 Annie 1918 Archibald 1907 Beatrice 1916 Cecil 1909 Charles 1912 Charles 1891 Dolina 1892 Donald 1876 Flora 1881 James 1878 James 1920 John 1909 Margaret 1916 Marry 1894 Neil 1920 Peter 1914 Rachel 1916 Roy 1905 Stella 1910 Violet 1898
McRae Malcolm 1861
McSwan Alexander 1914 Annie M 1916 Clarance 1919 John 1893 Minnie 1892 Peter 1918 William 1902
McVicar Angus 1873 Daniel 1899 Duncan 1878 Effie 1906 Margaret 1877
Micosse Farasa 1888 Noami 1914 Protasco 1882 Tuda 1916 Vanana 1917
Milley Alexander 1915 Alice 1885 Burnham 1920 Chesley 1909 Effie 1906 Ethel 1917 John 1883 John 1911 Sadie 1907 Samuel 1890
Millie Ellen L 1918 Leah 1898 Leonard 1895
Mills Edin 1886 Fredrick 1916 Madeline 1887 May 1892 Raymond 1887 Robert 1913 Stephen 1894 Violet 1910
Modeste Pierre 1891
Morangone Luize 1890
Morehouse Alphonso 1883 Americo 1917 Ginlio 1913 Giosada 1912 Italia 1916 Mario 1910 Stella 1889
Morelatto Albino 1885
Morell Arthur 1879 Arthur 1901 Daisy 1911 Derrick 1919 James 1889 Marion 1882 Nermin 1882 Norman 1920
Moring Annie 1905 Basil 1921 Charles 1916 Elen 1885 Elizabeth 1912 George 1910 George 1877 James 1908 John 1906 Redman 1917 Rita 1919 Susan 1914
Morrison Archibald 1873 Catherine 1890 Christie A 1909 Elizabeth 1914 Flore C 1908 Hilda 1894 John 1891 Margaret 1911
Mullins John 1890 Timothy 1893
Murrant Bertie 1900 David 1863 James 1889 Minnie 1873 Parker 1897 Turner 1909 Wesley 1907
Murry George 1891
N
Napier James 1875
Naufts Annabella 1882 Cecily 1920 Charles 1916 John 1883 Stephen 1910 Sylvester 1913
Nearing James 1913 Laura 1909 Sarah 1874 Selena 1911 Thomas 1915 Thomas 1869
Newell Jane 1869 John 1904 William 1869
Nicholson Angus 1891
P
Patriquin Norman 1898
Penny Everett 1920 John 1901 Mark 1862 Mark 1914 Mary 1893 William 1893
Persons Alfreda 1908 Annie 1876 Christina 1914 David 1884 Jane 1912 Laura 1915 Leavina 1907 Margaret 1913 Mary 1909 Minnie 1911 Thomas 1918
Philips Hilton 1891 Joseph 1882
Piafelli Antonio 1884
Polzin Mores 1894
Pontello Bonifacio 1891
Q    
R
Rector Clara 1910 Kathleen 1908 Margaret 1912 Martha 1875 Robert 1879
Reid Blanche 1907 Charles 1915 Clarence 1914 Elihce 1896 George 1905 Henry 1909 John 1881 Laura 1912 Priscilla 1917 Robert 1901 Sarah 1883
Robertson Alexander 1876
Rose John 1879 Mark 1878 Sarah A 1881
Russell Willian 1897
Ruth Archibald 1917 Joseph 1884 Joseph H 1912 Lily M 1910 Marion H 1894 Marion H 1921 Mary L 1908 Ronald 1914 Sadie L 1919
S
Salvatore Pina 1871
Sgnario Giovanni 1887
Silver Abner 1915 Clayton 1872 Coulbourn 1920 Elena 1890 Winnie B 1917
Simmons Dorthy 1918 Edna 1885 Harriett 1920 Harvey 1889 Harvey 1916 James 1880 James 1917 Laura 1906 Mary 1854 Mary 1908 Norman 1915 Sadie 1892 Wesley 1914 William 1887
Simonson Pietro 1880
Skiffington Clarance 1919 Elizabeth 1894 Frank 1914 Gideon 1891 Mabel 1912 Sarah 1918
Smith Angrew 1888 Angus 1920 Catharine 1895 Daniel 1903 Demscilla 1897 Harriett 1915 Hugh 1913 James 1857 Margaret 1920 Neil 1894 Peter 1897 Rachel 1856 Rachel 1915
Snow Christina 1893 Jacob 1890 James 1917 Naomi 1855 William 1912
Steel Alexander 1894 Colin 1902 Colin F 1920 Daniel 1898 Elizabeth 1911 Hugh 1916 James 1908 Katie 1904 Margaret 1874 Mary A 1891 Michael 1893
Steen Alexander 1863
T
Terrari Luizi 1881
Toigo Victor 1887
Tomola Adele 1889 Domenico 1886 Leonardo 1913 Luicano 1917 Nels 1914
Tonellato Alphonso 1896
U Underwood George R 1888
V    
W
Wadden Earl 1920 Gladys 1898 Lydia 1896 Thomas 1895
Walker Ada 1876 Ernest 1876
Welner Christie 1873 Jennie 1913 Poland 1878
Wight Ann Bell 1861 Gordon 1884 Henry 1919 Margaret 1882 Norman 1917 Robert 1914
Wilson John 1875 John 1912 Katie 1915 Norman 1903 Rita 1906 Robert 1912 Sarah 1888 William 1891
Worrell Archibald 1893
X    
Y Young Agnes 1920 Alexander 1917 Alexander 1895 Bessie 1880 Elizabeth 1897 Florence 1916 George 1913 Henry 1851 John 1907 John 1874 Joseph 1909 Louise 1921 Philip 1918
Z    




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