Maynard Kaiser was born sometime in 1847 to parents David Keizer and Anna Elizabeth (Eliza) Borgelt (Borgal), who were married in 1845. He had a brother, Nelson (born 1846), who is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery near Kentville, Nova Scotia. Sometime around 1876, Maynard Kaiser married Annie McDade. Together, they parented up to 7 children. It is reported that one child died from scarlet fever during a voyage from Scotland to Nova Scotia and was buried at sea. Originally from the Gold River area, at the time of his death, Maynard Kaiser was said to have left behind a wife and 5 children at their home in Indian Point, near Oak Island.
The Death of Maynard Kaiser
Since our research is ongoing, rather than offer speculation regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of Maynard Kaiser at Oak Island, this article will simply share the information that we have collected through our own investigation into this interesting subject.
Chronology of events
Maynard Kaiser’s death at Oak Island took place during a period in which there was a dispute between federal and provincial authorities over the responsibility for record keeping. During this period, only limited records were kept, usually by the church or local authority. Despite exhaustive research, an official record of Maynard Kaiser’s death has never been found. There is, to date, no record of a grave site existing for Maynard Kaiser anywhere in Nova Scotia.
Some questions for the reader to ponder
Certainly, the death of Maynard Kaiser at Oak Island has raised some interesting questions. As we continue our research, we invite the reader to form their own questions. As new facts surrounding this story are revealed, we will continue to update you. Should the reader have some information they'd like to share to help answer some of these questions, please let us know. Until then, we hope that you’ve learned something about this little-known story.
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Newspaper reports concerning the death of Maynard Kaiser
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