Mitchell, B.H. (Byron Hadley), 1894-1945

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Mitchell, B.H. (Byron Hadley), 1894-1945

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Byron Hadley Mitchell was born on September 12, 1894 in Oyster Pond, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. On December 2, 1916 he married Lucy Winifred Balcom (1887-1978) and together they had six children: Robert, John Balcom “Jock”, Margaret Elizabeth, Ethel Constance, Frances Helen, and Rosa Catherine. Mitchell was a soldier at the time of his marriage and soon after, he went overseas to fight in the First World War. After the war he returned to live in Oyster Pond and built a new sawmill at Foley’s Cove, East Jeddore. He later moved to Owl's Head and ran a steam mill there. Mitchell also later became a pulpwood contractor and before the Second World War, he had a contract with Germany to produce pit props (lengths of lumber used to prop up the roofs of mine shafts). During World War II, Mitchell worked as a contractor in the construction of large floating barges used in Halifax Harbour to land Allied troops and supplies. He was also a Halifax County Councillor and Superintendent of Highways for a number of years prior to World War II. He died on June 24, 1945.


Oyster Pond (N.S.)
East Jeddore (N.S.)
Owl's Head (N.S.)

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Soldier, World War I
Pulpwood contractor
Halifax County Councillor
Superintendent of HIghways

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Nov. 6, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater


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“News from the Archives”. Eastern Shore Gazette (March 2008). Ship Harbour, NS:
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Province of Nova Scotia (2011). Nova Scotia historical vital statistics. Retrieved Jan. 22,
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Stevens, Robert Kim (2001). Eastern Shore families: Genealogical notes on Pope’s
Harbour and Spry Bay, including the localities of Pope’s Harbour, Glawson’s Island, Gerrard’s Island, Spry Bay, Spry Harbour, Taylor’s Head, Mushaboom, Mooseland. Lake Charlotte: Maritime Imprints.

Stevens, Robert Kim (2001). Eastern Shore families: Head of Jeddore. Lake Charlotte:
Maritime Imprints.

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