1914 (aged 16–17)|
|Cause of death||Hillcrest Mine Disaster|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery|
|Religion||1911 Census Presbyterian|
Born about 1897 in Scotland - maybe at Loghelly, Lochgelly?
James Petrie, age 20 of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland married Isabella Dowgray, age 16, 31 October 1884.
Miner and Siblings (in birth order)
- James Petrie
- Andrew Petrie
- Robert Petrie
- Jane Laird Petrie
- Joseph Petrie
- William Petrie (died young)
- John Petrie
- Alexander Petrie
- Margaret Petrie
- Frederick Petrie (Step-brother)
1906 Blairmore, Alberta, age 9, came to Canada 1906
1911 Sec 36,8-3-W5, Alberta, age 13, living with his brothers James and Andrew who were farming
Immigration to Canada
Occupation in 1914
Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed
Buried in the Hillcrest cemetery.
Alexander's two brothers, James Petrie and Robert Petrie were also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother Andrew married Kate Anderson the widow of Robert Anderson who was also killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
Brother John married Ellen Murray the daughter of David Murray Sr. and sister of David Cannon Murray, Robert Murray, and William Murray, all of whom were killed in the Hillcrest Mine Disaster.
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