Among the earlier residents of Coalhurst were the George McLeod family who moved from Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1910 with their children, a son and daughter. Another son was born in Coalhurst in 1915. George was employed in the mine as a pumpman. Following a fatal accident while he was working, Mrs. McLeod and family moved back to Nova Scotia where she passed away a few years later. The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren reside in the Halifax area.
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