Alexander Morrison

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Alexander Morrison
Born 1878
Died 1914 (aged 35–36)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Miner
Religion Presbyterian (from Manitoba Newspaper)

Special Information

Alexander Morrison (38), wife and six children in Scotland, wife's address, 12(3?) Camp View, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. "Dundee Courier" 13 July 1914

Early Life


Alexander was born 25 Apr 1878 at Wilsontown, Parish of Carnwath, County of Lanark, Scotland, the son of Alexander Morrison, coal miner, and Agnes.


Alexander Morrison married Agnes Walkinshaw 11 Feb 1870 at Newbattle, Midlothian

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • John
  • James
  • Barbara
  • Alexander
  • Frances
  • Isabella
  • William J.


1909, 3 July Edinburgh, Alexander Morrison, coal miner, bachelor married Wilhelmina Sweeney, widow, maiden name Ayton. She had 4 children by previous marriage.


  • Agnes Walkinshaw Morrison
  • William Ayton Morrison
  • [Nellie Sweeney]
  • [Mary Sweeney]
  • [Wilhelmina Sweeney]
  • [George Sweeney]

Census Records

1881 Newbattle, Midlothian, age 2
1891 Newbattle, Midlothian, age 13
1901 Bonnyrigg, Cockpen, Midlothian, age 22, coal miner, the head of the family with Frank, Isabella and William living with him.
1911 Bonnyrigg, Cockpen, Lanarkshire, 1 Union Park, age 33, coal miner, born Carnwath, Lanarkshire

Immigration to Canada

Most likely the following
1913, Ship Saturnia, from Glasgow, age 35, married, going to Coleman, Alberta, occupation miner.

Occupation in 1914


Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed


Alexander is buried in the Mass Grave in Hillcrest.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Wilhelmina remained in Scotland and died in 1946 in Midlothian.


Schedule A


Wife: 12 Camp View, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian Brother-in-law: James Chalmers, East Coleman

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