Canadian labour leader Robert Drummond died in Stellarton, and was buried in Springhill (b. 1840 in Scotland). He was a coal miner, trade union leader, journalist and politician. Ian McKay wrote that Drummond was, “. . . one of the most significant figures of 19th-century Canadian labour history . . . For all his contradictions, inconsistencies, and reversals, and perhaps partly because of them, Drummond, was one of Nova Scotia’s more interesting new liberal politicians, should also be remembered as a representative and revealing figure in Canadian working-class history.” (From Drummond, Robert. Ian Mackay, Dictionary of Canadian Biography.)