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Trueman G. Hirschfield

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Hand dated: 7 November 1970 -(7 Nov 1970 was on a Saturday)

Well Known Miner Dies

Guysboro - Trueman G. Hirschfield, 65, Halifax,
the last surviving rescue miner involved in the 1936 Moose River Mine disaster,
died Friday at his home.
Born in Goldenville, Guysborough County, he was the son of
the late George and Honor Hirschfield.

Mr. Hirschfield , a hardrock miner,
was the first man to reach three trapped gold miners
at the bottom of the Moose River mine.

The 10-day entombment of the three men and the valiant rescue efforts
by Mr. Hirschfield and a crew of rescuers
drew world attention to the province.

Following the event, Mr. Hirschfield returned
to mining at Oldham, 27 miles from Halifax, where he became foreman
of the mine until 1942. He later became
a pipefitter at the Halifax Shipyards.

He is survived by his wife Caroline( Sweet);
one daughter, Honor(Mrs. Harry MacGrath), Cortland, B.C.;
three sons, Arthur, Kevin, both of Garson, Ont;
Trueman, of Halifax; one brother, Marland, Winchester, Mass;
one sister, Annie(Mrs. A. Murphy), Worcester, Mass;
and 18 grandchildren.

The remains are at the Halifax Funeral Home,
Quinpool Road, where funeral service will be held
Monday at 3:30pm , Rev. R.D. MacLean will officiate.

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Thanks to Carolyn Wallace for this obituary.

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